Tuesday, December 31, 2013

People Against the NDAA: "The Resistance is Just Getting Started"

Activist Post

The number of states taking action against the indefinite detention provision contained within the National Defense Authorization Act is growing. Additionally, the strong wording of legislation, like that of New Hampshire's bill to be introduced in early 2014, is a positive sign that the federal government is being put on notice that tyranny in America will not be tolerated. In fact, supporting such tyranny will be outright banned, and the local officers that cooperate with illegal federal dictates will be subjected to possible criminal prosecution.

Central to this opposition is the fine work conducted by The Tenth Amendment Center and P.A.N.D.A - People Against the NDAA. Their personal story for 2013 is available in the below chronicle from founder, Dan Johnson. It should serve as a template for the type of organization, strategy, hard work and determination that must exemplify activism as we move toward 2014. Many challenges await . . . and so do many victories.

NDAA Resistance:

2013 has been a challenging, learning, and amazing year. What started as a few college kids, a laptop, and a dorm room has expanded into the largest localized movement against a Federal law since the USA PATRIOT Act, if not the history of the country. Here are the highlights for PANDA 2013:

- Over 148,000 people watched our videos on YouTube, and over 80,000 watched Daphne "Just a Mom" Lee's speech to the Clark County Commission, our most popular video.

- Over 21,000 people liked PANDA on Facebook, and over 2.1 million unique users saw our posts.

- 120,000 people visited the PANDA website to learn more about the detention provisions in the 2012 NDAA.

- PANDA speakers headlined over 50 events, and almost 200 radio interviews, while we wrote for or were covered by everyone from the Lew Rockwell Blog and The Huffington Post to NBC Las Vegas and the Associated Press.

- During Operation Homeland Liberty, we helped push or introduce 18 pieces of State-level Anti-NDAA legislation, 8 of which passed committee, and one bill, HB1045 narrowly missed being signed into law by a vote of 33-32 on the Colorado House Floor.

- Since we launched the Take Back the Town Campaign on October 1st, four cities have declared their city is "not a battlefield" and completely blocked the detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA, as well as the law of war backing it...

Albany, NY – October 7, 2013
Oxford, MA – October 9, 2013
Webster, MA – October 21, 2013
Emmett, ID – December 17, 2013

...and over 40 more are considering it in 2014.

- Best of all, we did this with less than $3,000 in donations, just enough to keep the lights on and activism going strong.

So what is the vision for 2014?

You are now one of the elite few. Of 59,000 people who have considered leading a take back campaign in their city, you are the elite 1,000 who've stepped up to the plate. As Mark Twain once said:
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
You are the NDAA resisters, the true patriots. Though we may be hated and scorned today, eventually the timid shall join us in this defense of our unalienable rights.

The goal for 2014 is to give 500 city councils/county commissions the chance to stop the NDAA by May 26, 2014. Memorial day. 145 days from today. Will it be done? Can it be done? Well, NDAA resistance, that's entirely up to you. We have five months to get this resistance to sweep the nation, and tomorrow, on the ground action starts.

Tomorrow, we start planning rallies. Tomorrow, we start building coalitions. Tomorrow, we start researching our city councils and county commissions to determine who to talk with.Tomorrow, this movement explodes into action and we start restoring Constitutional governance, and real justice, across America. Tomorrow, you start taking back your towns.

If you're just getting started, here's a few things you should know:

Follow this basic game plan:

- Start learning the material in the "learn" folder" of the Take Back Packet you were emailed after you signed up.

- Start building coalitions in your area using the tools in the "build" folder of your Packet, and see if we have any partners in your area yet by checking out http://pandaunite.org/takebackcoalition/. Coalitions and pressure will be key to your success. We can bring serious national pressure, but local coalitions will help a lot.

- Start researching your city council/county commission's members to see who might be interested in your resolution in the "act" folder of your packet. Look for someone known for standing up to the federal government, or defending the Constitution, as a good place to start.

Alright NDAA resistance, it's up to you now. The goals are set, the vision is put forth, and you have thousands of people, including experts in every field you need, ready to help you get this done. Can we get 10 cities/counties in each state, 500 cities/counties in 2014?

It's up to you. To a great year.

Dan Johnson
Founder, PANDA
People Against the NDAA

P.S. We're undergoing a complete logo transformation, which you will see in the new website, Facebook page, and at the top of this email. #PANDA2014.

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Anonymous said...

When will you realize that our government was overthrown with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? When will you realize that you have no government protecting you? With all ten elements of communism in effect in this country how can you not realize that this country is already down the tubes and that you are paying for its destruction with every tax you pay?

Do you really think that the criminals that pass for your 'government' are going to protect you when organized crime, through secret Masonic societies, so obviously runs everything? When will you wake up and smell the coffee?

paschnn1 said...

They won't... If we had even average people with the ability to think critically/objectively this cesspool wouldn't be half as ruined as it is. Perhaps it's a good thing, when one considers how we've allowed the blow-flies in D.C. to sell us out to nasty little nations like Israel, allow one false flag after another, ruin our currency, economy, religion, education etc., etc., etc. as well as mass-murder and ruination across the globe. We've been fed on by parasites for so long, we're very near collapse, when it finally happens, think of all the nations we've "brought Western Democracy" to that will sleep, eat, live better.

paschnn1 said...

Perfect example, post anything visceral about Iraq, Iran, whatever...your posted instantly.... say anything critical of I s r a e l and suddenly it's "your comment is awaiting approval"

Anonymous said...

Of couse the country is run by organized crime- at least as long as the murder of JFK. But they're not dragging people out of their houses in the middle of the night yet (or are they?). All we have to do is all stand up and say "Enough!" Just like some states are (supposedly) doing.

Josh Hillard said...

True bro but but we must prep the awakened minds for whats to come. Speaking out is a great step. Ignites passion. Weve been trained to obey and fear losing our life. We need to retrain ourselves and realize we should never be afraid to die

Josh Hillard said...

True, but not all is lost. Stand firm and know their is freedom or death. This is perfect for people, weve all been trained to fear death and to obey. Now men and woman are igniting passion in their hearts for a just cause. The right to remain free.

Josh Hillard said...


KittyCatlover said...

@ pacshnn1 Paranoid much? EVERY comment has to wait for approval before it is posted. If the person(s) who monitors the comments is online, your comment will be posted sooner. If not, you have to wait. Simple.

Anonymous said...

Oliver North on trial did not answer to the FEMA Camps, but they exist, due to a matter of national security he would not comment. Its been fun but with the freedoms being stripped and George Soros commanding Obama like a puppet watch the American Wiemar Republic collapse just like Germany. The dollar will go down only silver and gold will be king. Please continue to eat your GMO food and brush with your fluroide tooth paste and watch CNN/FOX cause the Fox guarding the Centralized Nazi Network will tell you all is well and your Congress that passes NDAA Bill loves you in FEMA Camps! :( And all Americans care about is the superbowl! Go vikings ha ha... they ship your jobs overseas they dont care about you or me... go eat that MSG laced food! All spied upon by the No Such Agency but Google, Dell, Apple may the All Seeing Eye bless you in 2014!

Anonymous said...

The time for people sitting back bitching, and criticizing others who are bold enough to get off of their behinds and do something is over. If you don't have the guts to move, then say nothing.
A hero's hurrah for these brave young people. It is past time for citizens to get involved/ If people could forget our differences (Red VS Blue) and focus on our similiarities (fighting the global elite) we MOST definitely shall defeat evil. But EACH person must do their part. And that part is MORE than simply POSTING on web sites.

Anonymous said...

Anon at January 1, 2014 at 8:06 AM is absolutely right.

We are way past the point of just posting on websites.
Even though it is GOOD to hear other people writing the same feelings and reasoning, just writing can be like putting a pacifier in the crying babies mouth.
It just shits it up for the time being and when we write without action it makes us feel like we have accomplished something but it is only words.

Words alone will not change the physical world and that is where your adversary IS making changes. In the real world.

We need to get out, and together face to face, and make REAL HUMAN CONTACT.

Anonymous said...

Josh is absolutely right. We have been conditioned and trained to live in fear when in reality we should not even fear death.

Death will come in its own time no matter what we do, so isn't it better to live without the fear of the inevitable.

If there is nothing we are willing to die for than what are we living for?

I will leave you with these quotes from those greater than I.

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.  ~Samuel Johnson 

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.  ~Dan Rather

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you're scared.  ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  ~C.S. Lewis

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.  ~Edward Weeks

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Then out spake brave Horatius,
    The Captain of the gate:
‘To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his Gods,

Anonymous said...

The best news I've read was that of the Michigan State Legislature voting to nullify NDAA in a 107-0 unanimous decision. Way to go, guys and gals.

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