Editors Note: As a resident of Virginia, I could not be more proud of the leadership of Del. Marshall and the members of the Virginia Legislature for passing the bill to forbid any state resources to be used to indefinitely detain any Virginian w/o due process guaranteed them under the US Constitution. The methodical steps this Administration has been taking w/the full compliance of Congress to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights has been nothing short of breathtaking. The majority of the Virginia Legislature is cognizant of all of this and apparently decided even they couldn’t take part in this despicable breach of the public’s trust. Gov McDonnell WILL VETO this bill. Therefore, it is incumbent upon ALL Virginian’s to descend upon the Governor’s world and make it abundantly clear his VETO of this bill will serve as the end to his otherwise bright public service career. Virginia needs patriots NOT traitors!
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Virginia Senate has passed a law that forbids authorities in the state from using the ‘indefinite detention’ provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act against Americans, but whether or not Governor Bob McDonnell will sign it remains to be seen given the fact that he is a member of Barack Obama’s infamous ‘Council of Governors’, whose role it is to increase military involvement in domestic affairs.
Delegate Bob Marshall discusses his bill and Governor McDonnell’s attempts to sabotage it.
“Today, the Virginia State Senate nearly unanimously passed my bill, HB 1160, to prevent Virginia’s state and local government agencies from cooperating with the federal government in the indefinite detention of Virginians under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (“NDAA”). I am grateful that the vote in the Senate to accede to the bill as passed by the House of Delegates was 37-1,” said a statement by Delegate Bob Marshall, who was the driving force behind the bill.
“Congress, by including this provision in a must pass bill affecting our Armed Forces, made a terrible mistake in empowering this or any future President and the military to arrest and detain American citizens indefinitely, without charges, without the chance to confront their accusers, without legal counsel, and without a trial.”
Having already passed the Virginia House by a vote of 96-4 last month, the final bill will be sent to Governor Bob McDonnell. However, McDonnell has already attempted to sabotage the legislation using “secretive, backdoor” tactics, according to Marshall, so whether he agrees to sign the bill without trying to weaken its language remains to be seen.
The fact that McDonnell was included on President Obama’s infamous ‘Council of Governors’ probably explains why he has been so reticent to support the bill.
The executive order which established the Council of Governors (PDF), created a body of ten state governors directly appointed by Obama to work with the federal government to help advance the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”.
In other words, McDonnell is a key figure in the effort to expand military involvement in domestic security, which explains why he is opposed to a bill that strips the military of the power to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans at the behest of the federal government.
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I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank the good folks who have offered unending assistance to The T-Room so as to author this historic series, they are Citizen Tsunami, Jag Hunter, and Just Me. Your time is precious and we remain grateful to the three of you for sharing so much of it with The T-Room. There are others who made significant contributions to this series we wish to thank including James Bowman, Darren Huff and Mack Ellis. Thank you. We suggest, if you are new to this series, that you start at the beginning –
Part I lays the groundwork – 1946: The Year the Federal Government Illegally Usurped American’s Constitutional Protections featured a 60-minute audio interview with former/active Marine Sgt. Tim Harrington, exposing the illegal usurpation of the citizen’s right for redress as protected by the powers granted Grand Juries under the Fifth Amendment.
Part II discusses America’s current Grand Jury – Operation American Freedom: We the People demanding return to Constitutional Law Harrington’s primary investigative focus on the issue of Grand Jury ‘Presentments,’ led him to believe our original civil system of ‘Presentments’ was replaced with the military’s system – specifically Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) – “Rules of Criminal Procedure.” The UCMJ system appears to mirror the civil system in that it only allows Grand Juries the power to hand down ‘Indictments’ to a prosecutor, and strips away their prior powers to act independently – sans prosecutor.
This single act of replacing civil procedure with military procedure denies citizens their First Amendment right to address grievances with any local, state or federal government actor through the Constitutional American Grand Jury System, whose powers are guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment. How and why this occurred is the mission of much investigative work, and the reason for publishing this series at The T-Room.
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