Virginia Senate Passed NDAA Nullification Bill

Seal of VirginiaOne of those rare, rare moments when you see federalism actually work. Joe Wolverton writes in the New American:

On January 16, Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (left) introduced HB 1160, a bill designed to “prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency or the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of a United States citizen in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.”

After being passed on Valentine’s Day by an overwhelming majority (96–4) in the House, the bill was sent to the Senate for deliberation by that chamber. In a telephone conversation with this reporter, Delegate Marshall broke the latest news of the procedural progress of his very important legislation …

… Marshall’s bill is the first measure in the nation that is based on the Liberty Preservation Act. This model legislation (a copy of which is available from the Tenth Amendment Center) is designed to block the enforcement of the provisions of the NDAA authorizing the apprehension and indefinite detention of citizens of the United States …

… Most of what is contained in the over-500-page NDAA is in fact “inimical to liberty.” For example, under the provisions of Section 1021 of the NDAA, the President is afforded the absolute power to arrest and detain citizens of the United States without their being informed of any criminal charges, without a trial on the merits of those charges, and without a scintilla of the due process safeguards protected by the Constitution of the United States …

Read More: New American

5 Comments on "Virginia Senate Passed NDAA Nullification Bill"

  1. Chaos is my dogs name | Mar 15, 2012 at 12:59 am |

    So this starts out. :one those rare,    Instead of “one of those rare”.  C’mon, is engrish that difficult?

  2. Chaos is my dogs name | Mar 15, 2012 at 1:01 am |

    BTW. Thank you.  Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall.   That’s one guy that won’t face the firing squad, smart guy.

    • MoralDrift | Mar 15, 2012 at 4:18 am |

      the way things are headed….I think he may be indefinitely detained…federalism be damned

  3. I guess the US media won’t be talking about this!

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