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The general topic of this message is Civil Rights:
Please pass HB 2161 & save due process in Kansas
Governor Sam Brownback
March 8, 2013
The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows the president and/or US armed forces to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without charge or trial... for being suspected of terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identified several indicators of domestic terrorism within the United States including:
Returning war veterans
Second Amendment advocates
The Obama administration took no action to amend the 2013 NDAA, except for threatening to veto any bill that altered his executive authority under the 2012 bill.
Currently, any person in Kansas could be indefinitely detained - without charge or trial - pursuant to the provisions of the 2012 NDAA.
Indefinite Detention is an infringement of our due process rights under the 6th Amendment and Kansas Bill of Rights. Federal officials have gone far beyond the limits of their power under the Constitution. Kansans must invoke the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to protect our God-given rights of life and liberty.
Fortunately for us Kansans, Representative Brett Hildabrand, Dist. 17, authored HB 2161, “An Act concerning the National Defense Authorization Act,” to prevent Indefinite Detention in our state. This bill makes attempts to unlawfully deny due process a “class A nonperson misdemeanor” which gives the bill “teeth” since words without action are meaningless. Kansas needs this bill now!
Please pass HB 2161.
Lawrence , KS