Monday, December 26, 2011

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention

On Christmas Day the US Senate voted 86 - 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial. Now, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill, reports Salem-News.com.

Montana is one of nine states with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses, according to SNC.

Montana law requires grounds for recall to be stated which show conformity to the allowed grounds for recall. The draft language of the Montana petitions, "reason for recall" reads:
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees all U.S citizens:

"a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed..."

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA 2011) permanently abolishes the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial, "for the duration of hostilities" in the War on Terror, which was defined by President George W. Bush as "task which does not end" to a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001.

Those who voted Aye on December 15th, 2011, Bill of Rights Day, for NDAA 2011 have attempted to grant powers which cannot be granted, which violate both the spirit and the letter of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The Montana Recall Act stipulates that officials including US senators can only be recalled for physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of the oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of a felony offense. We the undersigned call for a recall election to be held for Senator Max S. Baucus [and Senator Jonathan Tester] and charge that he has violated his oath of office, to protect and defend the United States Constitution.
Montana residents William Crain and Stewart Rhodes are spearheading the drive, according to SNC. Mr. Crain is an artist. Mr. Rhodes is an attorney, Yale Law School graduate, and the national president of the organization Oath Keepers, who are military and law enforcement officers, both former and active duty, who vow to uphold their Oath to the US Constitution and to disobey illegal orders which constitute attacks on their fellow citizens.


(htBfatz)

27 comments:

  1. Where can I donate to their cause?

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  2. What are the other 8 states with this provision?

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  3. Cool. I'm outraged as well. I guess I could at least send an angry letter to my representatives.

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  4. Found it

    http://oathkeepers.org/oath/

    Lets support these guys!

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  5. Go Montana, now I want to see my state do the same. Home of that [expletive] John McCain.

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  6. beautiful guys! much love and best wishes!

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  7. This needs to happen to every representative that voted for this abortion of legislation.

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  8. Hello. Earth to the rest of Montana, Reberg voted for it too. What the hell?

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  9. The article doesn't mention Rehberg but Stewart Rhodes has stated elsewhere that they are going after all three.

    http://slumz.boxden.com/f5/dec-26-some-states-calling-recall-federal-elected-officials-due-ndaa-1675234/

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  10. Good. Hope this goes viral!

    RDFitz

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  11. Here is a list of the senators who voted for the NDAA bill. Apparently, they don’t fear a re-election backlash from the rabble (yet).

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  12. Visited Montana earlier this year, I wish the entire united states were more like that one!

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  13. Only a complete moron would think this would change anything.
    Face it - you are owned.

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  14. @anon 10:58

    I agree totally. The zombies are more worried about Lady Gaga's underwear and stupid videos on Youtube. The Senate has read the mood of miscreants well, totally brain dead populace as usual. Bought and paid for, and forever bought, like the elected criminals.

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  15. I would love to move there but it's too cold to survive. They can't even sustain themselves as they can't grow gardens. We need to see some of the more southern states like Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico become as liberated as Montana.

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  16. Listen.

    I don't hear Progressives complaining about States Rights' racist reactionaries.

    How strange!

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  17. As a 3rd generation Montana farmer I can tell you that Montana is indeed quite capable of growing gardens We have local farmers markets and large community gardens in all the major towns Come on up and check us out I am walking around in my shirt sleeves here on Dec 28

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  18. @Anonymous 11:47 AM,

    I ask this in sincerity: Is all of this possible without government subsidies?

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  19. Every bit of it private enterprise. Go to your local farmers market. The city will have probably provided the use of a park or other public space for the day, but other than that, everyone is on their own. Plus, they will have to pay for stall space fees

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  20. The states include Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. RecallCongress.org points out that Article 1, Section 2b of the New Jersey constitution says: “The people reserve unto themselves the power to recall, after at least one year of service, any elected official in this State or representing this State in the United States Congress. The Legislature shall enact laws to provide for such recall elections.”

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  21. @Anonymous 2:39 PM,

    Thank you.

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  22. That's a law that needs to be in all 50 states!

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  23. For Real Justice? Like this! You bet, I want to send them some bucks to help out and get rid of the 2 pumpkin heads.

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  24. Excellent news! Go for it! Too bad others states don't have mechanisms to remove representatives who BLATANTLY violate their oath of office.

    I am also dismayed that so many people (representatives, newspapers, bloggers, authors, etc) do not ENDLESSLY REPEAT that the ONLY LAWFUL (constitutional) WAY to change or eliminate ANY part of the constitution (including the ammendments) is to pass a constitutional ammendment. It is a BLATANT FACT that the PatriotAct, NDAA and endless other passed legislation BLATANTLY violate the constitution and are thus NULL AND VOID. However, as these cretins know, the thugs hired by the predators-that-be will enforce blatantly unconstitutional parts of legislation, even when EVERYONE knows they are unconstitutional, unlawful and blatantly predatory.

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