IF PASSED BY LEGISLATURE, BILL WOULD PROHIBIT INDEFINITE DETENTION
by Jason Casella, National Director, Panda, ©2018
A Quick Refresher On The NDAA which violates over half of the bill of rights, including but not limited to:
Article I, Section 9 suspension clause
Article III, Section 2 trial by jury
Article III, Section 3 treason
1st amendment free speech
4th amendment unlawful search and seizure
5th amendment due process
6th amendment speedy trial
8th amendment cruel and unusual punishment
Introduced by State Rep. Bryan Zollinger, H473 would ban the state of Idaho from enforcing sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. These sections purport to give authority to the federal government to indefinitely detain anyone, anywhere – without charge or trial. This bill also covers indefinite detention without due process authorized under “any similar law or authority enacted or claimed by Congress or the President.”
The bill was drafted by the Founder of People Against the NDAA (Panda), Daniel Johnson, along with the National Director, Legislative Affairs, Patriot Coalition, Jeff Lewis, and General Counsel, Patriot Coalition, Richard D Fry.
Local groups and individuals in Idaho and abroad from across the political spectrum oppose the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. From Idahoan Alma Hasse who was unconstitutionally detained for speaking out in opposition to her county commission’s railroading of the people’s property rights in regard to fracking; to Idahoan Ammon Bundy who was a part of the Standoff in Bunkerville Nevada and Burns, Oregon who was held unconstitutionally and not afforded a speedy trial.
Ammon Bundy says: “As you may be aware; The Restoring Constitutional Governance Act was passed in the Idaho House with a final vote of 63-4-3. To this I loudly applaud the Idaho house representatives. This combined effort to defend each other against secrete acts of violence from our government is a great example of how people unite in maintaining and defending individual rights. I humbly remind each of you that the primary taker of life, liberty and happiness in the past has been those working in government position, especially on national levels. For this reason our nation was built upon constitutional limits including checks and balances between local, State and federal. The only purpose for any government is to assist individuals in claiming, using and defending their rights so they can live happy and free. The Idaho house of representatives have taken great steps to defend the people’s rights. I thank and honor them for this and ask that the Senate and Governor do the same by making the Restoring Constitutional Governance Act protective law in Idaho. I also want to thank those at PANDA for their great efforts in bring needed awareness to the perverse and horrifying act of US Congress known as the NDAA.