Brian D. Hill, Contributor
Location: James A. Collins Municipal Building in 210 West Main Street Mayodan, NC 27027
Note: We are also looking for a Mobile Phone user with a unlimited data plan to volunteer to record this Press Conference via UStream so people can watch this event live while it happens in real time. Contact admin @ uswgo.com if you are interested.
External places to check out: RockinghamUpdate April 9th 2012 Mayodan Town Council meeting in HD
Press Conference faxes and news tips have been given to every major local TV and Newspaper mainstream media outlet and even alternative media outlets that are likely to cover the May 14th town council meeting. The occasion is giving North Carolina State Senator Phil Berger a copy of the 20-page 221-signatures Nullify-NDAA Petition for Rockingham County. Sen. Berger as of 2012 is the President Pro Tempore of the NC Senate and is on the front page of the Senate section of the NC General Assembly website (Archived HTML Webpage copy May 5th 2012).
On the fourteenth day of May 2012, at the Mayodan town council meeting around 7:00 PM EST, I the founder of USWGO will present a copy of the Rockingham County version of the Nullify-NDAA petition to town attorney, which has 221 signatures of people in Rockingham County, to be given to Phil Berger in an envelope in front of the news cameras and reporters after a one to two minute speech specific to this petitioning process.
Paper signature petitions have much more impact then Internet petitions, as a signature can be corroborated to other government, financial, and legal agreements. Also Sen. Berger’s office will receive either a email or fax with the petition on the same day as the press conference including the document, and two more copies will be heading for state legislators Bryan R. Holloway and Bert Jones.
Also in addition to the petition, a report document will be given which brings more into legal detail what the NDAA is and how it affects citizens and why the state senator should consider going against it. This report will be given to the state committee that is appropriate for challenging the NDAA via state law similar to HB1160.
Here is a screenshot of the draft of the report. The information in the final report document may be different than what is shown in the screenshot depending on the information gathered for the report. The filed and finalized date sections will be changed to the appropriate dates when the report is finalized.
Nullify-NDAA petition has started in Rockingham County as not only a legal petitioning process, but also a movement to get the state legislators to battle against the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 Federal law (Public Law 112-81). An improved and upgraded petition template was created for the Surry County petition organizer (Surry @ uswgo.com) that just joined the Nullify-NDAA petition movement only yesterday (May 4th) to help with getting his county’s representatives and senator to either introduce the Nullify-NDAA type bill or at least co-sponsor a similar bill that another senator or legislator created as a result of this petitioning process.
USWGO wants the bill that is introduced in the state of North Carolina to be similar to that of HB1160 that has passed both the house of delegates and senate, but the governor made a recommendation to only punish those who knowingly enforce the Unconstitutional provisions of the NDAA 2012 law.
The Virginia governors Modification are in bold
[H 1160] Approved April 18, 2012
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, political subdivision of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, employee of either acting in his official capacity, or member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force, when such a member is serving in the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state duty, shall knowingly aid an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the detention of any citizen pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-81, § 1021) if such aid would knowingly place any state agency, political subdivision, employee of such state agency or political subdivision, or aforementioned member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, any provision of the Code of Virginia, any act of the General Assembly, or any regulation of the Virginia Administrative Code.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to participation by state or local law enforcement or Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force in joint task forces, partnerships, or other similar cooperative agreements with federal law enforcement as long as they are not for the purpose of participating in such detentions under § 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.