Tenth Amendment Center
RICHMOND, Va.- (Jan. 19, 2015) A bill introduced in the Virginia assembly would take the next step in stopping illegal federal kidnapping under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Virginia stood alone and passed the first bill in the country addressing detention provisions written into the NDAA in 2012. That law forbids state agencies, in some situations, from cooperating with any federal attempts to exercise the indefinite detention provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
HB2144, sponsored by Del. Benjamin L. Cline (R – House District 24), takes things two steps beyond simply refusing to cooperate with the federal agents in the event of indefinite detention in Virginia. This bill turns the tables and systematically creates the type of leverage and attention D.C. would not want public if it refuses to cooperate with the state of Virginia.
This legislation would require two things from the feds if it detains a U.S. citizen in the state of Virginia.
It was hard enough trying to keep up with the revelations of various scandals that have been the product of the Obama administration, but now into the second year of his second term, the news of its actions—some of which are illegal, some of which ignore Congress’s authority, and some of which seemed determined to destroy our economy and attack our constitutional freedoms—all keep assaulting our comprehension.
Like many Americans I have fears of losing our freedoms as set forth in the Bill of Rights. I have doubts about an almost invisible “recovery” of the economy when 92,009,000 are still not in the labor force. I look at the Obama presidency and see one that seems increasingly lawless and witless in so many ways.
National Security: Federal law prohibits any person — repeat, any person — from providing material assistance to terrorists, including human assets. But that’s what the president did in releasing five Taliban commanders.
When iconic interviewer David Frost asked former President Nixon about the legality of his actions in the Watergate affair, Nixon said “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
That’s an attitude seemingly shared by the current occupant of the Oval Office.
As former congressman and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law only months ago the National Defense Authorization Act, which makes it a crime to offer or provide any material support to terrorist groups. It makes no exception as to who and under which circumstances.
Over the past few days, the world has been reminded of the dangers of terrorism born from radical Islam. The first attack happened at a busy shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya where a Somali terror group with links to Al Qaeda killed at least 60 people and took many more hostage. At present, it seems that at least 5 and perhaps as many as 10 of the terrorists were American citizens.
The second attack came in the form of twin suicide bombings at an All Saints Church, which is a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan. The terrorist group responsible for this is also Al Qaeda linked with headquarters in Palestinian territory. This attack killed at least 120 people. The reason for the attack is said to be because of American drone strikes in Pakistan.
These recent attacks only echo the mindset behind terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamic terrorist organizations.
This year alone we have witnessed the barbarism of an Al Qaeda rebel fighter in Syria cutting the heart out of a government soldier and eating it. (WARNING: The following videos are graphic in nature)