But small victories are being won!
Members of the state Senate in Virginia today advanced a detention-prevention plan that would undermine a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act plan signed by Barack Obama...Constitutional attorneys and scholars agree that the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charge or trial. (1) The broad and vague powers can be applied to "U.S. citizens and lawful residents – upon the mere say-so of the President or one of his subordinates in the Executive Branch, such as within the Department of Defense or CIA." (2)
The Tenth Amendment Center, which is monitoring developments on the issue, reported that the plan states that no agency of the commonwealth of Virginia – including defense forces and national guard troops – “will comply with or assist the federal government in any way under its newly claimed powers to arrest and detain without due process.” ...
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee noted that during the first few weeks of 2012, at least six jurisdictions have enacted local resolutions opposing the military detention provisions of the NDAA...
Among the states that have begun addressing the issue, along with Virginia, are Arizona, Rhode Island, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington.
Local jurisdictions include Macomb, N.Y.; Fairfax, Calif.; New Shoreham, R.I.; and several locations in Colorado.
("Feds confronted with detention prevention" by Bob Unruh)
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