Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing a ‘tea party insurgency’

‎”A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the […]

Virginia NDAA Nullification Bill Passes Senate Committee 8-4

Michael Boldin Tenth Amendment Center 2/22/2012

About an hour ago, Virginia House Bill 1160 (HB1160) which recently passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 96-4, was approved by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The vote was 8-4 with 3 abstentions.

The legislative goal of HB1160 is to codify in Virginia law noncompliance […]

Civil rights groups slam Obama bill that lets military indefinitely detain terror suspects without trial… including U.S. citizens

Controversial $662bn bill signed by Obama on Saturday Condemned as ‘dangerous’ and ‘blight on his legacy’ Obama raised ‘serious reservations’ about detention

Mark Duell Daily Mail [UK] 1st January 2012

Civil rights groups today voiced major concern over a defence bill allowing the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism.

The $662billion […]

The President signed away your Constitutional right to due process

Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

Julie Pace Associated Press 12/31/2011

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having “serious reservations” about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

The bill also applies penalties against Iran’s central bank in an effort to hamper […]

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention

…Merry Christmas, US Senate

Ralph Lopez Daily Kos 12/25/2011

Disclaimer: I am now a volunteer press contact for this campaign.

From the press release:

Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention […]

‘Shut Up. You Don’t Get a Lawyer!’: The Defense Authorization Act Guts Civil Liberties

Q and A with Human Rights Watch’s Laura Pitter

Matt Welch & Joshua Swain Reason Magazine 12/5/2011

“It is not unfair to make an American citizen account for the fact that they decided to help Al Qaeda to kill us all and hold them as long as it takes to find intelligence about what may […]