During debate on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)in the U.S. Senate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said “it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
The citizens of Emmett, Idaho disagree.
On Tuesday, the Emmett City Council approved the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution, thus banning the detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA, and the application of the laws of war, which originally made Emmett a “battlefield” in the war on terror. The resolution also encourages the state legislature to interpose against these detention provisions, and Idaho’s Congressional delegation to take steps to repeal them.
The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011. This law declared the United States a battlefield in the war on terror and two provisions, Sections 1021 & 1022, authorized the indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including American citizens, accused by the President of undefined “support” of terrorist activity or commission of a ‘belligerent act” and the application of the laws of war to U.S. soil.
Emmett joins a growing tidal wave of cities banning the provisions, and the laws of war, as unConstitutional. Albany, New York, Oxford, Massachusetts, and Webster, MA have previously passed the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution to do so, as part of the nationwide “Take Back” Campaign.
Emmett’s resolution states:
…it is unconstitutional, and therefore unlawful for any person to:
a. arrest or capture any person in Emmett, or citizen of Emmett, within the United States, with the intent of “detention under the law of war,” or
b. actually subject a person in Emmett, to “disposition under the law of war,” or
c. subject any person to targeted killing in Emmett, or citizen of Emmett, within the United States;…”
Jason Casella, PANDA Idaho’s Take Back Campaign Coordinator, said:
I want to thank the great people of Emmett for taking the time to study and act on the issue. Once you stop and do your own research, you find how egregious this truly is and how this is not about ‘left’ or ‘right;’ this is about freedom vs. tyranny. We can restore our republic and our human rights city by city and county by county.
City by city, county by county, and state by state, we can take back this country.
We’re up to four cities now, is yours next? Join the movement and take back your city now:
Watch video of the meeting below: