Check out this video where RILC member, Blake Filippi, discusses the framework legislation nullifying the unconstitutional provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, amongst other liberty issues, and DOWNLOAD a copy to petition your state legislature, or local county or municipal government TODAY!
ISSUE 1: The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA").
Unbelievable! Congress has just purported to authorize the Office of the President of the United States -- upon his determination an American Citizen within the United States "substantially supported" Al-Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces" -- to use the military to indefinitely detain that American Citizen, without charge or access to counsel, until the end of hostilities against terrorism. The Citizen may be subject to military tribunal, transferred to a foreign country, or kept locked up until the long-war against terrorism ends. So much for the Constitutional rights to Habeas Corpus, Counsel, and trial by one's peers. Due process anyone? How about the right to spend July on Narragansett Bay instead of Guantanamo Bay?
We're not kidding. Check out section 1021 of the NDAA. It's 2011 P.L. 112-81, and will shock your conscience. Need further proof? Check out these links: United States Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham state that that American Citizens can be indefinitely detained; United States Senator Carl Levin states that the Obama Administration demanded that the provisions (section 1021 was previously codified as section 1031 prior to final passage) apply to American Citizens.
RILC's response? We drafted nullification legislation that can double as a draft state-wide Act as well as a local ordinance --in any state, county or municipality in the Country -- that denounces Section 1021 of the NDAA and prevents local officials from cooperating with military investigations and detainments of United States Citizens and legal resident aliens. The Act goes one step further and attempts to outlaw military investigations and detentions of citizens and resident legal aliens within those states, counties or municipalities. Did we mention this legislation can be used as a template in jurisdictions ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY?
• Demonstrates how 2012 NDAA section 1021 purport to authorize military investigations, indefinite detention, military tribunals and transfer to foreign jurisdictions of U.S. citizens and legal aliens within the United States.
• Specifies the Constitutional provisions violated by such actions.
• Serves as a State or Local resolution condemning the section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA.
• Outlaws local officials from assisting military investigations and/or detentions of United States citizens and legal aliens.
• Attempts to outlaw the military, and those working in concert with the military, from conducting investigations and detainments of U.S. citizens.
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This model legislation is not intended as legal advice or an offer of legal advice. No attorney-client relationship has been created by publication of this model act.
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