February 5th, 2012

NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents


CSPOA Sheriff Mack Las Vegas January 2012

CSPOA Sheriff Mack Las Vegas January 2012


The above photograph is the first one to arrive since the event. I trust I’ll be receiving much more coverage once the dust settles. Early reports are the conference was a success. It is exciting to see Sheriffs from around the nation gather to discuss Constitutional issues as relate to their position as Sheriffs and to their obligations to protect their citizens.

We can tie in with Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association conference of January 2012 the current irritation called the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA-2012) and the Tenth Amendment Center’s good work toward reminding America that State sovereignty is guaranteed in the Constitution itself, and that the several States in compact retained all powers not enumerated and granted to the newly-created General government in Article 1, Section 8.

With the NDAA 2012 now claimed to be the “law of the land”, it must be contested because it places U.S. citizens on U.S. soil under military jurisdiction, which is un-Constitutional on its face. There is passionate objection within the populace to this treachery by Congress and the White House. The Tenth Amendment Center is hot into it. Their latest from their blog on this subject looks at Tennessee’s newest drafted legislation in ways which would call on the County Sheriffs to defend the citizenry of his respective County against Federal intrusion and/or Federal criminality.

Here is a longish teaser from their article. Read the whole thing at the Tenth Amendment Center’s blog -

Original article here:


NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents

State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement.

The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff.

This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state. This bill further declares that any federal law purporting to give federal agents or employees, including any members of the United States military, the authority of any state or local law enforcement agency of this state, without the express permission of this state, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and is declared to be invalid in this state.

The act takes aim at indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA. Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey called language in the NDAA vague and overbroad, pointing out that Americans should never simply trust in the good intentions and moral clarity of the president or federal judges to protect their rights.

“It falls on the states to step in and protect their citizens,” he said. “I can’t imagine a more clear-cut application of state and local interposition as a check on federal power. What could be a more palpable, deliberate and dangerous unconstitutional act than the federal government indefinitely detaining an American citizen without due process?”

The Tennessee bill also “makes it a Class E felony for any official, agent, or employee of the United States government to enforce or attempt to enforce any federal law, order, rule or regulation that is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution,” and includes provisions for kidnapping charges if a federal agent were to detain a U.S. citizen in Tennessee under the NDAA.

(Snip – end teaser from article) Please Read the rest of the story here -



So the language in Tennessee’s bills which would interpose between State citizens and unlawful Federal intrusion makes it very clear that the people understand what is being attempted in the NDAA 2012, and they will not tolerate it.  Good on Tennessee for this.

Now we have not only a growing number of Oath Keeping Sheriffs from around the nation; we have legislators who are finding ways to honor their Oath to the Constitution as well.  We’ve still got a chance.

Power to the People.


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3 Responses to “NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents”

  1. 1
    Austrian Economics is Color Blind Says:

    I found the following video to be sobering.

    How Wars Endanger American Freedom | John V. Denson

    It’s just a fact that the Obama Administration is trying to get America into some kind of conflict; either through inciting hostility here at home through class warfare designed to elicit blowback against from those who have a right to their freedoms and possessions and a right to forcefully take them back, or by using armed forces under the guise of our flag to provoke blowback from other countries.

    Ultimately, though, all of our problems can be solved by educating people in Austrian Economics.

    It solves the problem here at home by correcting the mistaken beliefs that profits are theft, the Minimum Wage helps the poor, that government subsidies/protections for businesses and/or Unions are necessary, and that fiat money is necessary in order to expand the money supply to accomodate a growing economy.

    It solves the problem overseas by correcting the mistaken beliefs that foreign-made goods are bad for our economy, that tariffs and currency wars are necessary in order to remain competitive with foreign companies, and that self-sufficiency/sustainability creates more wealth than does specialization and the division of labor.

    I believe it is within our ability to reach the collectivists. Let’s not give them a reason to say, if and when we finally decided we’ve had enough of government tyranny and lashed back like the Obama Administration hopes for so they can pretend they have an excuse to clamp down further on our liberties, that we never offered a forum to teach and be taught.

    Like Tom Woods has said, this fight can be won.

    Prove to the collectivists that Ron Paul saw the recent housing collapse coming in 2001, during the Bush Administration, and was saying the same thing he says now: Government intervention is not part of free market economics. It was just as true when Bush was doing it as it is now when Obama is doing it.

    Obama blames free market economics for our economic crisis, and he hopes that we will be fooled by the current inflationary boom. But just like with the recent housing crash and with the Roaring 20’s, this bubble WILL burst.

    Everyone thought the economy was doing well because of the housing bubble, and people are thinking now that this economic activity based on artificially low interest rates and the new money being printed to bail out other country’s banks means that the economy is recovering. It is not.

    Show the collectivists these videos, and they will help you make the case that we haven’t had a free market for a long time, and that Obama cannot blame economic crashes on the free market.

    Ron Paul Calls the Housing Collapse in 2003

    Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

    Why You’ve Never Heard of the Great Depression of 1920 | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

    How to Reach the Left | Roderick T. Long

  2. 2
    Andre Lefebvre, M B.A., Lt., U.S. Navy (ret.) Says:

    All States should be on record on this particular item and other such important matters.
    It is a matter of State sovereignty.

  3. 3
    Cheryl B. Says:

    Stop government sanctioned terrorism against medical marijuana patients. For God’s sake please STOP.

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