Amendment X – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Nullification – the act of nullifying; the action of a state impeding or attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its territory of a law of the United States
Try finding the news of the Virginia legislature nullifying Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The main stream media has chosen to ignore the action taken in Virginia, by a veto proof vote of 39-1 in the Senate and a House vote of 96-4. And can someone please explain why this action, by representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has not made national headlines or at least discussed and debated on news media talk shows? Here, at the Constitution Times, we wrote about the NDAA legislation at the beginning of this year when Obama signed it into law.
You won’t hear much about it because they corporate media doesn’t want you to hear much about it. If you were informed about Virginia’s vote, that might cause you to think and reason that there must be something to this Federal law, which Obama signed in secret, that must be really bad – like taking away the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th amendments to the Constitution – essentially gutting the Bill of Rights. With a stroke of the Federal (Fascist) pen, Obama sealed the deal.
But wait, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s legislature dared to say, “No, no, my King.” This act of refusing to comply with a Federal Law, by a state, is not worthy of national attention? Who are we kidding here? The sad fact is that the truth of what should be told to the American public about their debt laden, crumbling Republic is being systematically buried with their dead Founding Fathers, along with the Freedoms and Liberties of America’s legal citizens.
This is what the bill (House bill 1160) says:
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency of the Commonwealth as defined in §8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, political subdivision of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, employee of either acting in his official capacity, or member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force, when such a member is serving in the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state duty, shall aid an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of any citizen pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-18, § 1021) if such aid would place any state agency, political subdivision, employee of such state agency or political subdivision, or aforementioned member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, and provision of the Code of Virginia, any act of the General Assembly, or any regulation of the Virginia Administrative Code.
The bill’s primary sponsor, Delegate Bob Marshall, said:
“During World War II, the federal government incarcerated tens of thousands of loyal Japanese Americans in the name of national security. By this bill, Virginia declares that it will not participate in similar modern-day efforts. Even President Obama had questions about the bill, when he promised the American people that he would not use the unrestrained powers it granted him — but why should we trust any President with such powers? There are moments in our history when our liberties hang in the balance. This is one of those moments. I urge the Senate…to lead the way in the nation to ensure that Virginia will not cooperate when the Federal Government strays off the reservation with laws that take away the civil liberties of our citizens.”
One unanswered question is whether the State of Virginia would step aside if a Federal official attempted to carry out their duties under NDAA. Would any state official attempt to stop the Federal official? Or put another way, would a Virginia State trooper or a County Sheriff try to stop a Federal law enforcement officer from carrying out their duties under NDAA. We think not.
But remember, in a Fascist state, when one official or one branch refuses to obey something – that only leads to a higher power, with a bigger boot coming in to carry out the order. The biggest excuse used by the minions of Nazi’s was, “We were just following orders.”
Good thing the legislation was veto proof. Reportedly, Governor Bob McDonnell had opposed the legislation. Perhaps the Governor was cozying up to Northrop Grumman, in true “show me the money” fashion and too busy to listen to the people or the rule of law and be a part of the majority.
The video below is one of only a few, even in alternative media, that briefly describes Virginia’s nullification of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.