Below is what I gave them. They seemed sincerely interested. They were not aware of the issues around the NDAA. Are You? They said they would have their lawyers look at it which is what I ancitpated them to say. A couple of weeks ago they passed a county resolution for me... or should I say for our county... regarding gun contro and second amendment fortificaiton. Will anyone here be willing to take this resolution to their Co. Commissioners? This is starting at grass roots. Get as many counties signed on as possible. Get the resolution they sign printed in local papars. Write editorials or letters to the editor frequently on the topic.
OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,
Custer COUNTY, IDAHO
STANDING IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROVISIONS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 WHICH AUTHORIZE MILITARY DETENTION AND TRIAL OF U.S. CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENTS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE CONSTITUTION AND DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO.
WHEREAS, on Dec. 15, 2011, on the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the United States Senate passed the Conference Report to House of Representative bill H.R. 1540, the "NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 (NDAA),"
WHEREAS, on Dec. 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the Conference Report to House of Representative Bill H.R. 1540, the NDAA, into law,
WHEREAS, the NDAA contains numerous provisions repugnant to, and destructive of the US Constitutions and Bill of Rights of the United States of America, and this state,
WHEREAS, the United States Constitution and the constitution of this state are infringed and/or usurped by provisions in the NDAA which authorize in Subtitle D – Counterterrorism, sections 1021 and 1022 the application of: military force (including assassination), indefinite military detention without trial, military trial, and rendition to foreign countries and foreign entities of any person, including American citizens and lawful resident aliens, at the discretion of the President or a subordinate within the Department of Defense,
WHEREAS, unlike Section 1022 of the 2012 NDAA, Section 1021 makes no specific exclusion for United States citizens and lawful resident aliens for conduct occurring within the United States;
WHEREAS, the support in any way of a law considered unconstitutional is inconsistent with state officials’ oath to support the U.S. Constitution.
WHEREAS, Policing the citizenry of the United States of America by the Armed Forces of the United States, as purportedly authorized by the 2012 NDAA, overturns the Posse Comitatus doctrine and is repugnant to a free society;
WHEREAS, the citizens of this state, and the Republic, are entitled to protection under allegiance, and subject to the protection of the Constitution of the United States, anywhere in the world.
THEREFORE, it is resolved that the Custer County Board of Commissioners reject all unconstitutional parts of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA), and in particular, regarding this resolution, sections 1021 and 1022, in contravention of the Rights of the People and sovereignty of this state and exceed the Constitution’s limits of authority granted the federal government, and demand the Legislature and governor of this state by resolution direct this state’s Congressional delegation to immediately commence efforts to repeal aforementioned sections, which are repugnant to the sovereign rights of the citizens of this state and are usurpations of authority by the federal government,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the board of commissioners directs the sheriff of this county to develop and implement a policy consistent with this resolution, including interposing the sheriff’s department in defense of the unalienable Rights of the People.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Legislature and Governor of this state are directed, in pursuance of their oaths of office, and their duty to protect the Constitution, to enact laws prohibiting any official, employee, or agent of the United States Government, including any of its military forces or paramilitary forces under its direction or control, or that of any foreign military or foreign entity from enforcing or applying sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, or any part thereof, against any person within this state including citizens and lawful resident aliens, including by capturing or arresting such individuals, and establishing that all who violate such laws be subject to criminal penalties.
REFERENCES AND SOURCE DOCUMENTS
General Intro to NDAA issues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tX0GknGZ2_4
P.C.O.K. NDAA RESOLUTION FOR IDAHO LEGISLATORS
P.C.O.K. (SHORT VERSION) NDAA SHERIFF RESOLUTION
HR1540 Conference Report as Approved by the United States Congress
Alternate source: http://patriotcoalition.com/docs/HR1540conf.pdf
Authorization of Use of Military Force (See bottom of page 6 for final version as signed into law.)
President Obama’s Signing Statement: Dec. 31, 2011
Declaration of Independence: (See Freedom Documents tab)
Constitution of the United States of America: (See Freedom Documents tab)
Constitution of the Great State of Idaho
House Voting Record for final version of 2012 NADA
Senate Voting Record for final version of 2012 NADA