Huge Victory! 2 States Pass Anti-NDAA Bills Through Committee


The day before anti-National Defense Authorization Act legislation got its first hearing in Colorado, two states passed anti-NDAA bills from committee. Both Indiana and South Carolina moved their anti-NDAA legislation out of committee.

According to PANDA (People Against the NDAA) President Dan Johnson,

In Indiana, S.B. 400 was championed by Sen. Jim Banks and Elkhart County Sheriff Bradley Rodgers who both spoke before the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee hearing in support of the bill.

Sen. Banks pointed out the sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that violated the U.S. Constitution, specifically Sections 1021 and 1022 that allow for the indefinite detainment of American citizens without due process.

PANDA Indiana Team Leader James Kerner praised Sen. Banks’s speech, saying, “I suggest the ACLU, Occupy movement, Tea Party movement and Oath Keepers throw their full support behind Sen. Banks. He should be made a household name like Ron Paul.”

Sheriff Rogers spoke of the oath he took to uphold the Constitution and asked if he would be prohibited from taking action if federal agents illegally kidnapped citizens in his district.

The committee’s answer: “No.” The bill passed unanimously, 8-0.

Additionally, the Tenth Amendment Center says that South Carolina legislation that seeks to nullify the "indefinite detention" provisions of 2012 NDAA was approved by the State Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 14-6.

That bill reads:

No agency of the State, agency of a political subdivision of the State, officer or employee of the State, officer or employee of a political subdivision of the State, acting in his official capacity, to include any member of the South Carolina Military Department on official duty, or employees of any state or local detention facility may engage in any activity that aids an agency of the armed forces of the United States in execution of 50 U.S.C. 1541, as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States in violation of Section 3, Article I, and Section 14, Article I of the South Carolina Constitution.”

An amendment to the bill was approved as well. The amendment listed multiple sections of both the federal and state constitutions that the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA violates.

Next up for the bill is a full floor debate and vote in the South Carolina Senate. Upon passage there, the bill would move to the House for concurrence.

Senator Tom Davis called the sections of the 2012 NDAA "a direct threat to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of South Carolina.”

The next step will be to go to the floors of each of these state's respective senates for a vote.

If you are in these states, contact your state senators and tell them to get this legislation passed and nullify the NDAA in South Carolina and Indiana.

Victory is achievable against a tyrannical Federal government and these small battles demonstrate that!

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  • freedomringsforall

    Yeah!

    Yes exercise our rights and freedoms and they become stronger.

  • Michael Vincent Potocnik

    The vehemence of the elected and not elected bureaucrats and certain of our esteemed members of both houses of Congress and the DOJ, DHC, Etc., and the Executionitive Branch is directed against the freedoms and God given rights of individuals and states. Not just in the form of declarations that right thinking citizens and Christian believers and returning soldiers from overseas deployment are strongly potential domestic terrorists, but in this whacked out thinking behind many of the "laws" and "acts" and "bills" being brought forth and imposed upon the citizens of this land. This could all turn around upon them the very thing that they fear could come back at them in the form of free American citizens saying enough is enough. God Bless America

  • sandy whitlow

    I live in Indianapolis and We welcome any and ALL Patriots to come and live here!!

  • agbjr

    This IS the way to handle unconstitutional federal overreach: nullification. The secret no one in Washington or media will speak of: the Washington bureaucrats fear nullification simply because they have no legal and constitutional right to override when the majority of States say "NO!" Legislative acts of nullification do work, the Tariff of 1829 is proof and precedent.

  • Breeze

    It's hard for me to believe that the politicians don't care what they are doing to we the people. We are fighting them on NDAA, drone murders of American citizens, unconstitutional 2nd amendment EO's. I really do believe they want a civil war. I hope they realize that they WILL lose and be hanging from trees. All the wealth they have gotten from us won't do them any good.

  • Gayle

    MontanaMel, be glad that states are taking their power back from the power-hungry FedGov! This is something to celebrate!

    A great states-rights legislation/nullification tracking tool here, from a great organization:

    http://tracking.tenthamendmentcenter.com/

  • MontanaMEL

    WHY....are we left for "States" to take this action?
    WHAT....happened to our HOUSE and SENATE in Wash, DC?
    PERHAPS... there needs to be some house cleaning with recalls?

  • upchuck47

    Sure seems like Obama's reign of terror is bringing at least some American Citizens to defend the Constitution,Due process,The Bill Of Rights,Freedom and the Declaration Of Independence!

    The Declaration Of Independence that is the foundation of what once was our Democratic Republic!

    We are Not free! We depend on others,our enemies,a Fascist Government for the right to exist. We are so deep in debt thanks to a failed government,a corrupt,insipid,incompetent group of self-endowed potentates who by their failure to make foreign policy,their failure to make domestic policy have us bankrupt,dependent on others for debt service they created by lying,by cheating,by stealing,by breaking their solemn oath as in "Obama swearing" I will cut the deficit in half in my four years,go through the budget line by line eliminating fraud,theft,corruption,obsolescence,failed agencies unnecessary agencies and jobs,eliminating Pork,Earmarks,enacting tort reform,spending and limiting "lobbyists" access to the executive branch,the legislative branch and the judicial branch beginning day one"

    Of course,not one word was true as Obama increased the deficit by $6 trillion in just 4 years! We Never had a budget under Obama a solemn duty of Government!

    Now,they would take our Freedom,our inalienable rights and make America as tyrannical as the countries those millions of "legal immigrants" fought to defeat,,risked everything to escape,worked with indomitable desire and too often died willingly to protect! The American Dream turned Nightmare worked until a crisis we had defeated in the past brought tyranny to the Home Of The Free.

    "live free or die"

  • samhii

    South Carolina and Indiana: be prepared for mass patriot immigration if our own home states fail to similarly protect us from the feds!