Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tennessee Lawmakers Grow Some Nuts

This is from the Tenth Amendment Center. It seems Tennessee legislators in both houses of their legilature, have crafted bills to prevent Federal forces from kidnapping anyone in Tennessee. It also provides penalties for agents of the Federal Government who kidnap citizens under the NDAA.

Quote from the piece: "The Tennessee bill also “makes it a Class E felony for any official, agent, or employee of the United States government to enforce or attempt to enforce any federal law, order, rule or regulation that is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution,” and includes provisions for kidnapping charges if a federal agent were to detain a U.S. citizen in Tennessee under the NDAA."

Good! Now where are the rest of the State legislatures?

And finally, the money quote:  “If what supporters say is true and the NDAA does not authorize indefinite detention of Americans, what is the harm in this legislation? Why would anybody oppose it? It does nothing but serve notice that state and local officials will not sit back and allow the federal government to exercise unconstitutional powers – powers supporters claim don’t exist anyway. It simply affirms a fence that supposedly already exists. The only rational I can find for opposing this bill is if they really do want the option of detaining Americans without due process to remain open,” he said. “You can only oppose this legislation if you accept the idea that the federal government has the authority to do whatever it wants with absolutely no check on its actions – Constitution be damned. If you ask me, that’s a lot scarier than whatever terrorist threat they claim to be protecting me from.”

Don't ya love it?

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