Feb 15, 2012
I don’t know about you but I want my state to go on record as opposing this dangerous legislation. If you agree, make a call or send an email today letting the head of the Rules Committee know that it is important to you. (contact info at the bottom of this post)
HCR 1025 is a resolution filed by state Rep. Charles Key would petition Congress and President Barack Obama to repeal sections of the National Defense Authorization Act that are in conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
“President Barack Obama has said he would not hold citizens indefinitely, it is deplorable that he would sign into law legislation that contains clauses that would authorize him to do just that,” said Key ( R-Oklahoma City ). “Oklahomans have taken notice of this repugnant new law and as state lawmakers it is our duty to apply pressure to Congress and the president to undo this debacle.” link
Oklahoma joins at least five other states in pushing back against the unconstitutional NDAA which is terribly ambiguous at the least and at the worst will allow the government to detain indefinitely those that are merely suspected or in any way can be associated with terrorism.
- Section 1021 of the NDAA allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain, without due process, any person engaged in “hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners … without trial until the end of hostilities.”
- Section 1022 expressly states that the military will imprison anyone who is a member of al-Qaeda or “an associated force” that acts like al-Qaeda; and anyone who planned or carried out an attack, or attempted attack, against the U.S.
- Section 1022 continues that detaining American citizens is not required. “UNITED STATES CITIZENS — The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.” link
HCR 1025 has been referred to the House Rules Committee but has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.
Please call or send an email encouraging Rep. Banz, Chair of the Rules Committee, to give HCR 1025 a hearing in his committee.
- Chair-Rep. Banz (R) District 101 firstname.lastname@example.org (405) 557-7395