NDAA Nullification: Michigan House Says YES! 107-0

ndaa flagBy Matthew Renquist
Tenth Amendment Center

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 5, 2012) – The Michigan House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of House bill 5768 (HB5768) today.  Representative Tom McMillin, who introduced the bill, showed his excitement for it’s passage, and his expectations for the State Senate.

“My bill opposing NDAA’s indefinite detention and taking away due process and prohibiting MI government from participating passed the House today. Onto the State Senate!”

Due to support from a wide coalition of grassroots activists across the political spectrum, the bill passed unanimously. The final vote was 107-0. HB5768 asserts that no State employee or agency will assist the Federal government – in any way – in the detainment of people under the 2012 NDAA. The Obama administration has aggressively argued in court that the executive branch has this power. The bill states, in part,

“no agency of this state, no political subdivision of this state, no employee of an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state acting in his or her official capacity, and no member of the Michigan national guard on official state duty shall aid 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…”

HB5768 was first introduced on June 14, 2012 by Representatives McMillin, MacMaster, Irwin, Ananich, Foster, and McBroom, and was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The bill will now move on to the Senate for further consideration and concurrence.


If you live in Michigan- act NOW. Not tomorrow or next week. Today, not tomorrow – right now. Contact you State Senator, and encourage them to pass this legislation as well

1. Visit this link for contact information

2. click on a senator name that is your senator – get their email address and TWO phone numbers – capitol and district offices

3. CALL them. Best option – respectfully, yet firmly – urge them to pass this bill. Let them know that you want them to stand up for the Constitution of the United States AND the Constitution of Virginia – they took an oath to both.

4. EMAIL them – even if call, you can still email too. Or just email. A courteous, strong and firm email – urging them to vote yes on this bill.

5. Do the same for the Governor’s office – (517) 373-3400 or http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57827-267869–,00.html

6. Report Back – when you get responses, let us know! We want people to be informed of what their delegates are saying and doing.


Act now to reject NDAA in your state, city, county or town.

1. Use this model legislation:

2. Let us know you’d like to get involved:

Matt Renquist is a blogger for the Tenth Amendment Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University and currently lives in Colorado.

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3 responses to “NDAA Nullification: Michigan House Says YES! 107-0

  1. Great news! I hope they steamroller all over the executive! They’ve gotten way too big for their britches up there!

  2. Good for Michigan. Now can we put this in the federal legislative body and stop decades of the abusive application of the state secrets privilege doctrine. As a first step we need 2012’s H.R. 5956 or its equivalent passed.

    • Since the NDAA authorizes the use of force and detention of anyone within or without the U.S. providing support for the ‘terrorists’, it stands to reason that the first culprits in need of having the NDAA applied to are the CIA and U.S. Military. Did not these U.S. terrorist organizations also aid and abet, Al Qaeda terrorist elements within Libya in order to bring down Gadhafi, and are not these same U.S. terrorist organizations currently funneling arms to Al Qaeda terrorist elements within Syria, to bring down Assad?

      Regarding the Benghazi incident, what no one is talking about is that the Benghazi hangout is erroneously referred to as a U.S. consulate. It’s a meeting place to coordinate aid and launch rebel-led insurgencies against unfavorable governments in the Middle East. Before Christopher Stevens was killed, he was running guns for the CIA, who in turn funneled those weapons to al-Qaeda terrorists, used as proxy warriors and provocateurs currently bound for Syria.


      We are unable to see the Terrorist for the Trees.

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