Wednesday, February 22, 2012

VICTORY for Liberty - NDAA Nullification bill passes State Senate Committee

Liberty Thrives in Virginia thanks to Patriot Legislators

Kudos to Delegate Bob Marshall for defending our liberties once again by introducing (HB1160) which nullifies provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) that allow the government to hold Americans it suspects of terrorism indefinitely without trial.

Also, kudos to the 96 Delegates who passed the House Bill, and now kudos for the 8 Senators who voted for the Senate version to pass committee. Hopefully it will now it will pass the full State Senate and be signed into law by our Governor.

This in from the Virginia 10th Amendment Center:

About an hour ago, Virginia House Bill 1160 (HB1160) which recently passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 96-4, was approved by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The vote was 8-4 with 3 abstentions.

The legislative goal of HB1160 is to codify in Virginia law noncompliance with what many are referring to as the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The official summary of 1160:

“A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.”

HB1160 is sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall, who recently told The New American – “They say this law [the NDAA] is designed to fight terrorists. You don’t defeat terrorists by adopting their tactics. I will be faithful to my calling to stand against these predators who would sell their birthright for a mess of pottage.”

(Read the full article here)