Tennessee Sheriffs Cracks Down On Obama Federal Agents Gone Wild 9


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Tennessee Sheriffs Cracks Down On Obama Federal Agents Gone WIld: NDAA Nullified And Kidnapping Charges Against Feds..

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State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement.

 

The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff.

This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state. This bill further declares that any federal law purporting to give federal agents or employees, including any members of the United States military, the authority of any state or local law enforcement agency of this state, without the express permission of this state, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and is declared to be invalid in this state.

The act takes aim at indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA. Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey called language in the NDAA vague and overbroad, pointing out that Americans should never simply trust in the good intentions and moral clarity of the president or federal judges to protect their rights.

“It falls on the states to step in and protect their citizens,” he said. “I can’t imagine a more clear-cut application of state and local interposition as a check on federal power. What could be a more palpable, deliberate and dangerous unconstitutional act than the federal government indefinitely detaining an American citizen without due process?”

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.

Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) sponsor the House version of the bill. Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) sponsors the Senate bill.

The Volunteer state joins Washington and Virginia considering legislation to nullify detention provisions in the NDAA. And local governments have also stepped up, including El Paso and Fremont Counties in Colorado. While some argue the NDAA doesn’t apply to American citizens, Maharrey said that notion should not stop state and local governments from following James Madison’s admonition to interpose and draw a line in the sand.

“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.”

TAC executive Michael Boldin said he expects other states to soon follow the lead of Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

“We have pretty strong indications that Rhode Island, Utah, Maine, New Jersey, Oklahoma and other states will be introducing similar legislation soon. This is just a start – and activists all over the country need to contact state legislators right now to voice their support.”

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  • David

    any updates on this?

  • Jeff Paulk

    My salute to the great state of Tennessee. I hope that Oklahoma, and other states, will assert their sovereignty and states’ rights to oppose this Marxist regime. Enough is enough! The feds are answerable to the states, not the other way around!

  • http://randy-m.hubpages.com/ Randy M.

    I foresee a test in the Supreme Court on this issue, whether it be a direct challenge to NDAA or state legislation that contradicts its mandate. The proposed legislation will be a direct challenge to federal authority. I can’t wait to see the sparks fly.

  • Mary Margaret Mc Dowell

    I expect that South Carolina will soon follow.I’ve already seen evidence,that our state will not tolerate any infringement, of it’s citizens rights.I feel sure the bill will pass for Tennessee !! Excellent article !!

  • http://rtr.org Blockaderunner

    Hurrah for the Volunteer State. Pray that the legislature in Tennessee has the courage of their convictions and votes over-whelmingly YES for this essential bill, to be followed by many other sovereign nation-states around this republic sickened by national tyranny.

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  • mark clavelle

    A friend in Canada wishes Ron Pauls’ honesty and integrity to clean up the corruption and abuse in the United States Oligarchy, and return it to the nation of the individual it once was set out to be.

  • Kurt Guertin

    I might have to move to Tennessee. I told you the Sheriff;s are comming and they Dont play. God bless every one of them for there Stand and up holding the Constitution . So they built the fema camps for the new FED. Inmates . So how many people have they WRONGED. AND EVERY AMERICAN WILL STAND BEHIND THE SHERIFFS . BUT I HOPE NO ONE GETS OUT OF HAND ON THE FED SIDE STEELING PEOPLE IS A CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES YOU KNOW>AND THAT MAKE PEOPLE VERY MAD >>>