Wyoming Introduces Legislation Today To Shut Down NDAA


On Tuesday, HB 114, a bill that will protect the liberty of the citizens of Wyoming by prohibiting the unconstitutional provisions of the 2012 NDAA, will be introduced. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kendell Kroeker and co-sponsored by Rep. David Miller, Rep. Hans Hunt, and Sen. Cale Case.

This is the second shot fired across the Federal government's bow, the first being BDR 728 in Nevada.

The bill is titled "Liberty Preservation Act." The legislation reads in part:

The legislature finds that the enactment into law by the United States congress of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Public Law Number 112-81, is inimical to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of Wyoming and was adopted by the United States congress in violation of the limits of federal power in United States constitution.

The legislature finds that, together, sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, as they purport to authorize detainment of persons captured within the United States of America without charge, military tribunals for persons captured within the United States of America, and the transfer of persons captured within the United States of America to foreign jurisdictions, are violative of the following rights enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.

“The Constitution of the United States has the Bill of Rights for a reason,” said Representative Kroeker, “I take an oath to support, obey, and defend the Constitution and I take that seriously. When the federal government passes legislation that violates the constitution, it is our duty as a state to make sure we protect the rights of our citizens.”

The specific rights that would be violated by the unconstitutional sections of the 2012 NDAA are enumerated in the bill.

In addition, the legislation imposes penalties against anyone who would seek to implement that unconstitutional portions of the 2012 NDAA.

No public officer, employee or agent of the state nor any employee of a corporation providing services to the state shall provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 within the
boundaries of this state. The attorney general is directed to report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the United States federal government to secure the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
through the operations of that or any other state department.

Any public officer, employee or agent of the state, or any employee of a corporation providing services to the state that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of subsection (d) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both.

The Wyoming Liberty Preservation Act will be voted on in the House Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs committee on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. PANDA (People Against the NDAA) urge the citizens of Wyoming to contact their representatives and demand they honor their oath and stand up for the rights of the Wyoming citizens by passing the Wyoming Liberty Preservation Act.

Rep. David Zwonitzer: (307) 630-1955

Rep. Rita Campbell: (307) 850-7364

Rep. Robert McKim: (307) 248-2564

Rep. Tom Reeder: (307) 235-0404

PANDA is helping people at the grassroots level get involved to nullify the Federal government's overreach by providing citizens of cities, counties and states with local chapters to get involved to push legislation at the local level. Contact them today to see how you can make a difference on the home front.

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  • medic2003

    Just fired a copy of this bill off to my state senator. We have to fight this as unified states or we will lose. A united front by the states is all we have in a peaceful way to handle this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Kroeker/1239032574 Christine Kroeker

    The bill has passed out of the house committee. Now it must pass the full house, then go to the Senate committee, pass the full senate, and then be signed by the Governor. I'd guess it will pass the house, but I'm not sure about the Senate or governor.

  • sandman

    May God Bless the Great state of Wyoming, and any others that do the same, I am only dissapointed that I am stuck in a state like mass. where the state rules everything and everybody! and the democrats are in complete control! However, there are a lot of mass. citzens that have voted with their feet! and I will be one of them some day, Lord Willing!

  • Patriot

    God Bless Wyoming. Thank God there are some that will do the right thing in this country. Thank God not all politicians are obysmal lackeys.

  • noitaint

    Some say we are becoming Greece, i think we are becoming more like Syria. if more states follow Wyoming, there is a chance we can turn this thing around without the bloodshed.

  • agbjr

    This is how exactly proper nullification is done, through state legislation and showing exactly where and how the federal government has violated the Constitution. When done properly nullification DOES work; the Tariff of 1828 is proof and precedent.

  • Badshot46

    We are on the brink of a revolution, that will make the Civil War seem like a play day.

  • retiredmillwright

    Wyoming state helps restore hope to all, thank you for your courage and may the rest of the states follow your example. If the people don't hurry up and get some backbone we will end up yoked together, pulling the socialists' plow, as they plow under all our constitutional rights.

  • Jersey Oathkeeper

    They should make the penalty 366 days, the offending Federal officer would then be barred from firearms ownership as a convicted felon, even if given a suspended sentence. Give the bas tards a taste of thier own medicine.

  • Dan Coman

    The fact that it is not only unconstitutional but is in fact Treason and everyone that signed this POS legislation should be tried for it.NDAA is the control of the dictatorship that ovomit has put into place to give him the right to do anything that he so desires.We created the constitution for just such reasons and for someone to think they can change it is not only absurd but treasonous.

  • Old Wolf

    Law already exists, and must be enforced.

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/federal-statutes

    Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
    Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

    This statute makes it a crime for any
    person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or
    custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person
    those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the
    Constitution and laws of the U.S.

    This law further prohibits a person acting
    under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to
    willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different
    punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment
    of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of
    his/her color or race.

    Acts under "color of any law" include acts
    not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds
    or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and
    beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for
    unlawful acts of any official to be done under "color of any law," the
    unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or
    pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This
    definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials,
    individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home
    Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws,
    statutes ordinances, or customs.

    Punishment varies from a fine or
    imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or
    if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a
    dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to
    ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include
    kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an
    attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall
    be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for
    life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.