by Shorty Dawkins
There is an interesting nullification movement afoot. Its goal is to nullify the NSA. Nullification movements have been around for a number of years, but this one has chosen a unique method of nullification. Watch this short video to see the new twist offnow.org has come up with.
The power hungry maniacs in Washington, DC are not about to shut down the NSA’s spying on all of us. They pay lip service to the Constitution, and then pass laws, Executive Orders and regulations that abrogate it. Off Now is saying, if the Congress, the Courts and the President won’t rein in the NSA and force it to keep within the bounds of the Constitution, then it is up to the States and We the People to rein them in ourselves. Since that big NSA Data Center, which will collect and store our electronic data and phone calls, requires vast amounts of water to operate, if the water is shut off, the Data Center becomes useless. Brilliant!
Meanwhile, in California, two State Senators, [Ted Lieu (D) and Joel Anderson (R)]), are introducing a Bill that will prohibit the state of California from “Providing material support, participation or assistance in any form to a federal agency that claims the power, by virtue of any federal law, rule, regulation or order, to collect electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized.”
Both of these efforts are backed by the Tenth Amendment Center.
Based on the model legislation – the Fourth Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting the federal government to spy or collect certain data on Californians” fit the bill, according to the press release.
Mike Maharrey, communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center, believes at least four more states will take up the bill in early 2014. Although California does not yet have its own data center, the measure, Maharrey argues, would make it more difficult for the NSA to expand its operations.