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By Ben Johnson – (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that passed both houses of the Virginia legislature by near-unanimous margins would prevent the state from participating in the unconstitutional detention of an American under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Although Governor Bob McDonnell has not yet signed the bill, it has Americans across the country debating whether the federal law would allow the government to indefinitely detain unfavored groups, like pro-lifers, who are often branded as “terrorists,” without a trial.
Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, authored H.B. 1160, which received only one no vote in each house. It states no law enforcement in the state, “or any member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force…on official state duty, may engage in any activity that aids an agency of or the armed forces of the United States…as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act…in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States in violation of Article I, Section 8 or 11 of the Constitution of Virginia.”
Shortly after the act was passed, Constitutional attorney John Whitehead and founder of the Rutherford Institute told LifeSiteNews.com the “law can apply to pro-lifers.” The law’s sweeping new powers “would allow the military to show up at your door if you’re [deemed] a ‘potential terrorist,’ and put you in military detention where seeing a lawyer is difficult.”
CKA- The language in NDAA is broad and provides for detainment of innocent Americans without due process. Those who disagree only do so on the basis that your supposed to trust that this unconstitutional, sweeping authority is not abused. Call me a skeptic but the government has earned the right to be mistrusted. Domestic threats as declared by Big Sis Napolitano include pro gun, pro-life, religious, former or current military, anti-tax, anti debt, anti illegal immigration, etc.
Thanks to @LisaHeerema for the tip on this!!