In opposition to the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), PANDA (People Against the NDAA) has launched Operation Homeland Liberty. The stated goal of the operation is to "stop the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA (National Defense authorization Act) in all 50 states across America by December 31st, 2013."

In a press release by PANDA Founder Dan Johnson, he writes "We are launching this effort for two main reasons. Firstly, we now have the network and resources necessary to push back against this encroachment by the Federal government. The Tenth Amendment Center, Patriot Coalition, Freedom Outpost, Western Journalism, and We Are 1776, among others, are assisting us in restoring the Constitution nationwide."

"Secondly, we are running against the clock," writes Johnson. "Even though the courageous efforts from the plaintiffs in Hedges v. Obama have elicited one ruling that the NDAA is unconstitutional, the civil liberties score of the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals and the Supreme Court leave little chance that ruling will be upheld in the higher courts. Odds are, the NDAA will be ruled Constitutional by 2014."

Johnson warns:

If the NDAA is declared Constitutional before there is a major stand from the states, it will then be extremely difficult to restore the rights usurped by this legislation. Very few County Commissioners, City Councilmen, State Representatives and Sheriffs will take a stand against the NDAA once it has been declared Constitutional.

The Operation was kicked off this morning, January 15, at 9:15am in Wood County, OH in the Wood County Courthouse.

According to the event's Facebook page, Nathan, of The Libertarian Party of Wood County, wrote:

Great showing of support for PANDA and the push for the Wood County Commissioners to pass a resolution to nullify the NDAA in Wood County!

Next step, we need people to write letters to the editor, asking the Commissioners to step up and pass the resolution! The more support which comes out for the resolution, the better!

The Commissioners were very welcoming, and we appreciate them allowing PANDA to provide their presentation. Please, call the Commissioners, thanking them for their time, and follow up with your hope that they pass the resolution!

As with the gun control debate, the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and anything our government does, we are not talking about a Republican or Democrat issue. We are talking about a liberty issue and the NDAA, especially the "indefinite detention" provision, needs to be dealt a swift and fatal blow at the local and state level. Fifty states. Three hundred sixty-five days. This is Operation Homeland Liberty!

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