|Posted on February 5, 2012 at 10:40 PM|
Tennessee to take the lead in the fight against the NDAA, Will other states follow?
Being a home grown Tennessee girl, I am proud to say that Tennessee is taking the reins on the fight against the NDAA.
Due to a law that is being considered, HB1629 and SB2669. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State, for any reason, to first obtain written permission from the County Sheriff.
This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government, or the United States military, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state.
In other words the FED's can't force state employees to do shit.
This bill further declares that any federal law purporting to give federal agents or employees, including any members of the United States military, the authority of any state or local law enforcement agency of this state, without the express permission of this state, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and is declared to be invalid in this state.
In other words no arrests can be made with out approvals of the state.
This bill also includes provisions for kidnapping, if a federal agent were to detain a U.S. citizen in Tennessee under the NDAA.
Who is behind this Anti FED Bill in TN? Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) sponsor the House version of the bill. Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) sponsors the Senate bill.
Who else is joining the fight? Well how about Washington state.
Even El Paso and Fremont Counties in Colorado
“If what supporters say is true and the NDAA does not authorize indefinite detention of Americans, what is the harm in this legislation? Why would anybody oppose it? It does nothing but serve notice that state and local officials will not sit back and allow the federal government to exercise unconstitutional powers – powers supporters claim don’t exist anyway. It simply affirms a fence that supposedly already exists. The only rational I can find for opposing this bill is if they really do want the option of detaining Americans without due process to remain open,” ~ Mike Maharrey of Tenth Amendment Center
The Tenth Amendment Center also reports rumors of other states joining in on this fight such as Rhode Island, Utah, Maine, New Jersey and Oklahoma, who will be introducing similar legislation soon.
The states with in the United States have the right to stand up for the people against Federal Government when laws that go against our Constitution are passed. We can only hope that the other states will come to this realization, stand up and take part in this fight for our rights.
Yet, one must ask, could this be the first steps toword a civil war?
Written By: Misty Watson
Edited By: Shawn Watson