Texas threatens to lock up advocates of Obama’s unconstitutional NDAA

by Doug Book,  staff writer

The Texas legislature will soon consider HB 149, the Texas Liberty Preservation Act which would subject anyone in the state attempting to enforce Barack Obama’s infamous National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) to one year in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Written by Texas representative Lyle Larson, the Texas Act says that “…Texas shall not 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 legal boundaries of the state of Texas.” (1)

Incorporated into the NDAA at the demand of Barack Obama, these sections allow the president “…to indefinitely detain, without charge, persons including United States citizens and lawful resident aliens, whether or not they are captured within the confines of the United States.”  That is, anyone Barack Obama considers a terror threat to the United States or the American public may–at his sole discretion and direction–be rounded up and incarcerated by members of the U.S. military. (1)

The NDAA not only authorizes this exercise of police powers on American soil by the U.S. military, it allows the president to detain “until the end of hostilities” anyone he believes to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban or “associated forces.”  Those subjected to this arbitrary exercise of presidential power would face an indefinite period of imprisonment with no right of habeas corpus, no right to trial, no right to present proof of innocence and no method of appeal. It makes for an utter abrogation of constitutional protections. (2)

But State Representative Larson will have none of it as he seeks to shield the people of Texas from a law which Republicans in the U.S. Congress could not wait to pass.  “Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 are in direct contravention to the limits of federal power as stated in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution and are in violation of the Texas constitution,” writes Larson in his Act. (1)

The prospective Texas law relies for its authority and legitimacy on the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “The Tenth Amendment…provides the United States federal government authorization to exercise only those powers delegated to it in the Constitution (Article 1, Section Eight) and nothing more,” writes Larson. And the NDAA was in no way created according to “…[the] powers delegated to [congress]   in the Constitution.” (1)

In April, Virginia passed HB 1160 making it illegal for anyone to accommodate the NDAA in that state. And as of November 19th, 16 states have refused to permit the creation of ObamaCare exchanges within their borders. With the corrupt, Marxist Obama administration in charge in Washington DC and the weak-kneed Republican Party a thoroughly undependable champion of individual liberty it will be up to Republican-run state legislatures and non-RINO Governors to halt the progress of the imperial presidency. (3)

The American public must make their voices heard at the state level on every important issue.

(1) http://texas.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/03/the-texas-liberty-preservation-act-what-texas-senate-candidate-will-sponsor-legislation-outlawing-federal-enforcement-of-the-national-defense-authorization-action-sections-1021-and-1022-upon-texas/

(2) http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/05/16/46550.htm

(3) http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/04/18/new-law-virginia-will-not-cooperate-with-ndaa-detention/

 

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6 thoughts on “Texas threatens to lock up advocates of Obama’s unconstitutional NDAA”

  1. Doug, I am going to send a copy of this article to my Governor today, via snail mail. Thanks for the “heads-up”.
    I sincerely hope that Texas State Representative, Larson is able to pull this off.
    It would be another game-changer for the States against the rotter, Obama.
    Alaska is one of the States currently refusing to allow “ObamaCare” to be implemented within our borders….(thanks to Governor Sean Parnell’s foresight), just as Texas, and many other States have done.
    If this issue “goes viral” amongst our country’s predominately Republican Governors, there’s just no telling what these Governors will accomplish in the name of Liberty and Sovereignty !!
    Good article, kiddo.

  2. Sure glad I live in California where I can count on the President in his infinite wisdom to protect me from those Tea Party terrorists.

    Ooops! I am one! “Then they came for me…”

    1. Welcome to CiR, Sara ! To one degree or another; all of us are shaking our heads (as well as our fists!!), in anger and disbelief at the refusal of Republicans in both the House and Senate to quit their appeasement politics; to disabuse themselves of the questionable agendas they have set for themselves at the expense of the American Peoples’ freedoms; to “man-up” and accept the legal and Constitutional responsibilities they have for the preservation of this Republic; and to begin holding those guilty of treason and malfeasance of office accountable for their actions.
      We Americans also want the repeal of ObamaCare.
      But, sadly we will see none of this.
      Congress has its’ own agenda, and it is also in league with the Obama administration, and prior administrations, to erase forever “rule by the consent of the governed”

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