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Actually Bob, I have been

Actually Bob, I have been saying the NDAA was Treason since December of 2011.

It was obviously treason from inception, as I pointed out back then. So, not sure what you mean by "about time."

And the NDAA simply builds on the already ongoing treason which began during the Bush years, in 2001, with the absurd claim that the President could apply the laws of war, and his powers as Commander in Chief, to Americans, and carried out the unlawful military detention of US citizens Jose Padilla and Yasir Hamdi (both of which were sadly upheld by complicit courts). I opposed that as well.

Should they be arrested? Of course, but when you have a government almost completely dominated by oath breakers, who is going to charge them, and who is going to prosecute them, and in what court? Sadly, all three branches of the federal government are now fully complicit in this abomination. I think it is a waste of time to expect the federal government to police itself, or for federal prosecutors or judges to hold oath breakers accountable.

I think the best focal point for resistance is in the states, such as by means of state nullification bills with teeth, which make it a crime to come into that state and take people into military custody, or simply recognize that doing so is a violation of already existing state laws against kidnapping and assault.

That is the best way to approach this, by pitting the states against the federal oath breakers, as is their obligation and duty, under the Tenth Amendment. And by making the states the focal point of resistance, we also help to avoid the dangers of a military coup, which is something we do not want to see. I have heard some people call for the military to step in and arrest the oath breakers in DC. I think that is a very dangerous idea, since it would most likely lead to a military coup. It is the duty and responsibility of the States to police the boundaries of federal power, not the military. Which is why we tell military personnel to refuse orders that violate the Constitution, but we do not call on them to arrest oath breaking politicians. We do not want to see a military coup, which would be like going from the frying pan into the fire.

Let the military stand down, and the states stand up. That is the solution.

And another critical element of the solution is to root the oath breakers out of office, regardless of party. And in fact, we have a special obligation to root them out of whatever party we belong to. So, Republicans have a special duty to root out oath breaking Republicans, like we did in Montana when we purged the oath breaking Denny Rehberg from office last month:

The liberty movement in Montana, including Ron Paul Republicans, refused to support or vote for Rehberg, because of his vote for the NDAA and other horrible bills. Without our support, he lost to Tester. So, we got rid of one oath breaker, running him out of politics, and now we will turn our attention to Tester, who also voted for the NDAA of 2012. He's next.

If you sweep your own porch clean in your state, and we all do likewise in whatever state we live in, and sweep the oath breakers out of our own delegation to Congress, we will eventually sweep the country clean. I hope and pray that we have time to do it that way, in a modern version of what happened in 1800, when the Jeffersonians swept the Federalist from political office in what is now called "the Revolution of 1800" in reaction to the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition laws.

We should follow the advice of Jefferson and Madison, and use the two prong strategy of:

1. Nullification and resistance by the States.

2. Driving the oath breakers from office (anyone who voted for the NDAA of 2012).

And adding a third element:

3. Encourage the active duty military to refuse any and all orders to use military force, military detention, and military trial against Americans under the laws of war. And that is the mission of Oath Keepers, which is why we are doing a billboard campaign outside major bases, and why we are doing a concert for the troops outside of Ft. Hood Texas, on January 18.

Stewart Rhodes

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