The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) grants the president as commander-in-chief to use the military forces to indefinitely detain Americans who are suspected of aiding terror groups.
Yes, you read that right – you can be jailed on mere suspicion.
What happened to the 5th and 6th amendments?
They’re still in place, argues Dr. Brian Phillips. Even more important, the 9th and 10th amendments are still valid as well, giving the people of the sovereign States the right to nullify illegal acts of a runaway central government. That was the purpose of Virginia H.B. 1160, which will prevent any “Virginia law enforcement agency from cooperating with the indefinite detention of Americans.”
It was the reserved powers of the States that formed the basis of resistance to the Alien and Sedition Acts, which Virginia and Kentucky famously opposed in 1798, thanks to resolutions drawn up by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Now that Arizona has joined Virginia in standing up to the illegal NDAA, nullification is back in the political arena. Jefferson and Madison would be proud.