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NSA Opponents Want to 'Nullify' Surveillance With State Law

The National Security Agency has an Achilles heel, according to some anti-surveillance activists. The key vulnerability, according to members of the OffNow coalition of advocacy groups: The electronic spy agency's reliance on local utilities.

The activists would like to turn off the water to the NSA's $1.5 billion Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, and at other facilities around the country.

Dusting off the concept of "nullification," which historically referred to state attempts to block federal law, the coalition plans to push state laws to prohibit local authorities from cooperating with the NSA.

Draft state-level legislation called the Fourth Amendment Protection Act would – in theory – forbid local governments from providing services to federal agencies that collect electronic data from Americans without a personalized warrant.

No Utah lawmaker has came forward to introduce the suggested legislation yet, but at least one legislator has committed to doing so, according to Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center. He declined to identify the lawmaker before the bill is introduced.

"We are still very early in the campaign, and this is in fact a multi-step, multi-year long-term strategy," says Maharrey, whose group is part of the OffNow coalition along with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and a handful of other groups.

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Cyril's picture

I wish we could "nullify" this whole US administration THING

I wish we could "nullify" this whole US administration THING, which I, for one, TOTALLY FAIL to see as anything else than ...

... A FREAKING TASTELESS JOKE, obviously reminiscent of the October 1917 THUGS taking over that unfortunate Russia.

If one asks me.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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Don't they have

An open ended contract to supply water to the National Surveillance Agency.

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Debbie's picture


Thank you for posting this!


You are welcome


Good! Every summer in UT we

Good! Every summer in UT we have a drought and they make a big deal out of it. This summer they even had people posting flyers that they will issue fines for people using culinary water on their lawns. (I live on a well so it luckily didnt apply to me)

But for some reason it is ok to pump massive amounts of water to spy on us serfs while there is barely any for us...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Who left the %#&*$% water running!

Shut it off!

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Now why would anybody down vote this lol

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Don't know why other than

"the Granger Effect." Essentially, once you make an enemy on this site, they downvote every comment you make without even bothering to determine whether or not they agree with the comment. It's happened to me, and, of course, it's happened in spades many times to Granger. Now, Granger does say some rather off the wall and even offensive things, but one time I posted a picture of my wife and Granger made some rather beautiful and poetic comments regarding my wife's beauty. And someone downvoted her!. I've also offended a number of xenophobes on this site for some of my posts regarding immigration. After a time, sometimes I will comment and get downvotes on literally everything I post certain days, even though it would seem that most people on this site would agree with what I posted.

Nullifications seem to have worked, but then

again, it was not an effort to shut off the water to the NSA surveillance center. So it will be a good test.

My opinion is the fed will allow nullification on some issues, but on information control over the people, once they have it, unlikely.

Nullification predates the constitution. One school of thinking says that the constitution replaced states rights in in relation to nullification and Article V replaced it However, the logic of allowing the fed to operate outside the constitution says that states can do the same. Extending that logic says that when the states nullify the fed on that basis, the constitution is nullified. That would be false in reality because the fed is merely pretending to be constitutional. Nullification is tricky. If the Feds allow it rather than becoming constitutional, that is not good sign.
Accordingly, upholding the 1787 constitution with Article V means that 3/4 of the states can amend the constitution to safeguard further, constitutional government.

In 1911 2/3 of the states had applied for an Article V convention. Congress violated the law, their oath and the constitution. In 1912, 40 of the wealthiest Americans against leaving the gold standard died on the titanic. In 1913 America left the gold standard.

How important was stopping Article V towards hijacking the nations economy? How badly has that hurt the nation? What has the unconstitutional fed done to prevent states from working together to assemble the 3/4 together needed to ratify?

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

run the abc agencies out of

run the abc agencies out of your state

Wouldnt that be something to see, no welcome for the abusers of rights



Thousands of new people just became aware of the Tenth Amendment Center.

This just made my month.

Brilliant, and

seemingly do-able. The Bluffdale, UT facility alone uses 1.7 million gallons of water per day!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

My take

Since I think that Snowden and GG are false flags for a controlled demolition of the NSA, to move the USA into a global security authority, to do that, the states would remove themselves from the protection of the federal government (Constitution and bill of rights).. then the states could make their own arragements with the global security, BECAUSE

The hardware is already in place. Everything we do is already traked, so it's a matter of stipping the spying, but rather who get s the contracts.. and the global goveetn wants that contract, and you have to get Americans to want to give up what they got.. because they don't know what they got or how to keep what they got, they will give it up.. all they know they have, which is the crap MSM tells them..