The Michigan legislature has partially nullified indefinite detention!

The bill, SB094, prevents all state and local government employees in Michigan from aiding ‘an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to section 1021 of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2012, if such aid would place that state agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the Michigan national guard in violation of the United States constitution, the state constitution of 1963, or any law of this state.’ In short, it prevents the feds from commandeering the Michigan state government for the purposes of unconstitutional indefinite detention without a trial.

Special thanks goes to Rep. Tom McMillin (R-45th) for his hard work, dedication and leadership on this and many other important issues related to freedom. The bill will now be presented to Gov. Snyder who will decide on whether to sign it into law or once again show his flagrant disregard of the Constitution. Because the bill passed with such an overwhelming majority (unanimously in both chambers), Snyder will certainly have a hard time weaseling his way out of signing this one!

While this is undoubtedly good news, this bill does not stop federal thugs from arbitrarily deeming you an ‘associated force’ (whatever that means) of terrorists, kicking your door in, snatching you up and sending you off to be imprisoned or tortured. This bill only makes it so our state and local government officials do not aid or assist the feds in any way when they do so. The state and local government officials are not mandated by state law to prevent the federal kidnappers from snatching whoever they want. Because the feds grant themselves these superfluous powers with the full intent of using them, you should prepare accordingly.

There is more work that needs to be done to protect liberty in the state of Michigan. We must get our communities activated and working to build a groundswell of support in order to pass a bill that makes the state actually interpose themselves against the federal government in the case of unconstitutional indefinite detention, as James Madison famously suggested in the Virginia Resolution of 1798. We do this by taking the Liberty Preservation Ordinance to our town councils and county commissions. This is how we can wake people up to the on-going Constitutional crisis that our nation is facing, take a stand against tyranny, and pave the way for the state legislature to take action to stop indefinite detention once and for all!

It has already begun. Oakland County and Allegan County have both passed measures that addressed indefinite detention, but that is not enough. We need more counties, more cities, more villages, more townships taking a stand as well. This is the battle of our lifetimes. We can either fall to the forces who would have us living in a Soviet-style Gulag or we can take a cue from our Founding Fathers and stand up for freedom. I hope and pray that we have the courage to make the right decision.