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Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, November 19, 2012 in Awesomeness, Government

Our state elections were something of a drama, mostly because we are still trying to figure out how 14,000 votes were cast in the desert west of here. All that aside, one thing I did notice was that every Democrat elected is trying to expand the government programs, and every Republican elected is trying to limit the power of the federal government in our state. You may think this is only natural, but there is one measure that is riling the feds even as I type.

Texas Liberty Preservation Act Would Prevent Indefinite Detention Without Trial

1200 WOAI news reports that [San Antonio State Representative Lyle] Larson has introduced what he calls the Texas Liberty Preservation Act, which prohibits any official in Texas, elected, appointed, or an employee, from participating in the detention without trial of any U.S. citizen.

That’s basically a “GFY”* to the Obama administration and the National Defense Authorization Act, specifically Sections 1021 and 1022 which gives power to the federal government to ‘indefinitely detain,’ without due process, any person.

That’s indefinitely.

For any reason.

Last I checked, that was a federal felony known as kidnapping. But I guess that as long as it’s the feds doing it, it’s ok. They wouldn’t ask for a ransom, either. They would just take your assets, including your reputation. Thankfully, other states are following suit. Virginia already has a law prohibiting the enforcement of those two sections. I find it ironic, considering its proximity to the cesspool Washington, D.C. Of note, none of the Democratic lawmakers have voiced opposition to this bill. Oh, don’t think it’s because they recognize that the NDAA is encroaching on citizens’ rights. No, they recognize that non-citizens are also subject to it.

And we all know they can’t have that.

*Well, it doesn’t mean “good for you” ;)

Bring on the comments

  1. John D says:

    Wow, you don’t expect that kind of lunacy in Texas. In the northeast or in California, but not Texas.

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  2. What kind of lunacy, JohnD?

  3. John D says:

    Aggie,

    Opposing the absolute authority of our fearless leader. How dare they? I’d expect Texans to be more obedient.
    ;)

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  4. jaegersmom says:

    Legislation was introduced (by Governor Perry!) to drug test welfare recipients? OMG!!! That’ll have our fearless leaders in DC up in arms for sure…

    As for the constitution, it’s just an old mouldy piece of paper, and those guys really didn’t know what they were talking about. :-P

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  5. Thank goodness, JohnD. I started to feel stabby for a second there ;)

    Jaegersmom, I think they will froth at the mouth ;)