Texas Anti-NDAA Bill Criminalizes Enforcement
On 11/13/2012, the Texas Liberty Preservation Act (HB149) was introduced by Texas representative Lyle Larson in an attempt to nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
President Obama signed the NDAA into law on New Year’s Eve. It grants the government sweeping powers to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial.
Essentially, they can make you disappear forever, even though you were completely innocent, never charged with a crime, and never tried in a court of law.
Although there have been presidents in the past that have certainly overstepped their bounds, nothing quite compares to a president granting himself the power to detain anyone he likes, because he CLAIMS they’re a threat, for as long as he likes.
And it doesn’t matter to him at all that the NDAA completely violates the Constitution that he vowed to uphold. Tyrannical dictators don’t care about such silly things…..and a dictator he’s trying very hard to become, as evidenced by the expanding list of unconstitutional laws and executive orders he’s pushed through.
He thinks much more highly of himself than most of the American people. If that weren’t the case, there wouldn’t be petitions from thousands of residents in at least 30 states (including Texas) asking to secede from the United States because of his reelection.
To date there have been numerous states and communities that have introduced legislation to nullify the dangerous NDAA. However, the law proposed by Representative Larson of Texas takes things to a new level.
Not only does it declare Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA illegal (the indefinite detention clauses), it also calls for criminal charges against any federal agent that complies.
If the Bill passes, federal agents that attempt to enforce these sections would be guilty of a “Class A misdemeanor punishable by confinement for a term not to exceed one year, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both the confinement and the fine.”
Below is Subchapter G of the Texas Liberty Preservation Act directly from the Texas Legislature website.
Text of the Texas NDAA Nullification Bill:
SUBCHAPTER G. TEXAS LIBERTY PRESERVATION ACT
Sec. 421.101. CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE FEDERAL NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2012 INVALID. Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81) violate portions of federal law, the United States Constitution, and the Texas Constitution and, as such, are invalid and illegal in this state.
Sec. 421.102. POLICY; VIOLATION OF SUBCHAPTER. It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81). Any act to enforce or attempt to enforce those laws is in violation of this subchapter.
Sec. 421.103. OFFENSES; PENALTIES. (a) A person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States commits an offense if the person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States in violation of this subchapter.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by confinement for a term not to exceed one year, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both the confinement and the fine.
(c) A person who is a public officer or employee of this state commits an offense if that person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States in violation of this subchapter.
(d) An offense under Subsection (c) is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by confinement for a term not to exceed 180 days, a fine of not more than $5,000, or both the confinement and the fine.
Sec. 421.104. REPORT. The Texas Department of Public Safety shall report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by the federal government to implement Section 1021 or 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81) through the Texas Department of Public Safety or another state agency.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
I would expect many other states will soon be following suit and filing similar legislation against the NDAA.
If you’re a Texas resident, I strongly encourage you to contact your representatives and urge them to support HB149. It’s important that every last one of us calls or emails them.
This matter is far too important to not get involved. Your freedom, as well as that of your children, family, and friends, is at stake, so make that phone call today.
God bless Texas and down with the NDAA!
Written By Melissa S. | Friend Melissa S. on Facebook