Thursday, March 15, 2012

Virginia General Assembly - #3731 - HB1160 - Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizens; Prevents any Agency, etc., from Assisting in Investigation - Jefferson Area Tea Party

Please call Gov. McDonnell's office at 804-786-2211 and ask that he sign into law, HB1160 "Unlawful detention of U.S. citizens." To email Gov. McDonnell.............   He needs to hear from all of us.  Background: The National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") was passed overwhelmingly in December 2011. Here is the bill and the vote: U.S. Senate Vote............, 93Y, 7N, Note:  Mark Warner and Jim Webb voted Yes, (HR1540) U.S. House of Representatives vote............ , 283Y, 136N, Note: Robert Hurt Va.5th, voted against this Act.  NDAA authorizes the indefinite, unlawful detention of American citizens, without charges, without the ability to confront accusers, without counsel, and without trial.  

Delegate Marshall Introduced Bill HB1160  -  to protect Virginia Citizens from the above Federal Legislation.  HB1160 states: Unlawful detention of U.S. citizens; prevents any agency, etc., from assisting in investigation. Unlawful detention of United States citizens. Prevents any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a United States citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation. This Bill would help prevent Virginia from complying with the NDAA law. The bill has passed the Va. House of Delegates 96-4, (Rob Bell, Steve Landes, David Toscano voted Yes, and passed the Va. Senate 37-1, Creigh Deeds and Bryce Reeves voted Yes,  and Now it goes to the Governor -- who is UNDECIDED.

Bob McDonnell has expressed interest in becoming Mitt Romney's Vice-President.  Mitt Romney stated in a debate that he agrees with the National Defense Authorization Act giving Obama the power to detain indefinitely U.S. Citizens without a trial. For more information, see video below:

For more information on The National Defense Authorization Act, please watch Judge Andrew Napolitano on Freedom Watch, explain and interview Congressmen on the ramifications of this Act, including Senator Rand Paul.

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