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“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure. —Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME
“Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to F. W. Gilmer, 1816
DID YOU KNOW IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE WORKING WITHIN THE MILITARY OR THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSPIRE TO DEPRIVE YOU OF YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?
|UNITED STATES CODE
TITLE 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I – CRIMES
CHAPTER 13 – CIVIL RIGHTS
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any inhabitant of any State, Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such inhabitant being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life.
Virginia’s HB 1160 Unlawful Detention Bill
will become the model for the Nation to counter the federal NDAA National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
The provisions of this section shall not apply to participation by state or local law enforcement or Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force in joint task forces, partnerships, or other similar cooperative agreements with federal law enforcement as long as they are not for the purpose of participating in such detentions under § 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Why can’t we write a simple bill that is easy to understand and easier to enforce due to its overwhelming simplicity?
Stating principles is what needs to happen here, we can see how the ‘wording’ just complicates what should be very simple.
Doesn’t matter what happens to this legislation now. It is so convoluted it means nothing.
I say this bill no longer matters nor has the ability to protect any of us.
A bill that IS easy to understand and enforce would be as follows:
SUMMARY: Human beings are, by the act of being created, endowed with God endowed rights. We have a US Constitution that protects these rights. We have a Virginia Constitution that protects these rights. Any employee, elected or non elected officials working for Virginia and drawing a salary with benefits from Virginia taxpayers is prohibited from engaging in any activity, investigation, prosecution, or detainment that would violate any Virginian citizens’ basic fundamental God endowed and state protected rights that include: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, the right to protect against unreasonable searches and seizures. NO person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; right to a speedy trial, witnesses, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; right to a trial by jury, no excessive bail or cruel punishment; as clearly articulated and commonly understood and stated in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights and in the Virginia Constitution’s Declaration of Rights.
Unless a bill this simple is passed and signed into law, there will be no change in the mentality or potential illegal and unconstitutional behavior of those sworn to protect our constitutional rights.
Our bills need to be a reflection of principle not modern day fork tongued legalese.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to rebel against “inadequate” government. It influenced a number of later documents, including the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), the United States Bill of Rights (1789), and the French Revolution‘s Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789).
Document Analyzes Federal Law’s Unconstitutionality in Unlimited Detention of Citizens
MANASSAS, April 4 – Delegate Bob Marshall today sent Gov. Bob McDonnell an 11-page memorandum analyzing legal aspects of his HB 1160 and detailing reasons why McDonnell should sign the bill into law.
Marshall’s HB 1160 would prevent agencies and employees at all levels of Virginia’s state and local governments from assisting federal authorities in the unlimited detention of United States citizens without charges or court hearing merely on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities.
Obscure sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), signed into law by President Obama in late December, permits such unlimited detentions by United States military forces and federal law enforcement agencies.
Marshall contends that the NDAA authority deprives United States citizens of their rights under the United States and Virginia constitutions.
HB 1160 was passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and is on McDonnell’s desk awaiting his signature. The governor is reported to have reservations about the bill.
The extensive memorandum was prepared for Marshall by attorney Herbert W. Titus, a former law school professor. Currently, Titus is “of counsel” with the Vienna, Va., law firm of William J. Olson, former chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Party. Olson’s firm specializes in constitutional law.
The Titus memorandum notes that “a potential additional complication” is that McDonnell, by Obama appointment, serves on a bipartisan Council of Governors (COG) formed in 2010 to assist federal authorities “on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.” COG’s duties include sharing information and advice relating to “homeland defense” and “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities within the United States.”
“Since the governor’s oath includes upholding the Constitutions of both the United
The memorandum contends McDonnell “certainly has the authority to make his own assessment of the federal statute’s constitutionality now, without having to wait for a judicial decision after some person is denied the very rights that the constitution was designed to protect.”
“Thus,” the memorandum concludes, “it would appear that the only reason why the governor reasonably would veto H.B. 1160 would be that he believes that NDAA is constitutional – and we certainly trust that is not the case.”
Google your State by its State Constitution under Declaration of Rights under [name of state] Constitution. e.g. Arizona Rights is under Section 2 of the Arizona Constitution.
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