Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oxford, MA Passes Anti-NDAA Resolution, Prohibits “targeted killing”

Activist Post

Just two days after Albany, NY unanimously passed, 11-0, the strongest Anti-NDAA resolution in the United States, the people of Oxford, MA passed the Oxford Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution by a near unanimous margin. This resolution blocks the detention provisions under the 2012 NDAA and the law of war, including the indefinite detention and “targeted killing” of any person, in the City of Oxford.

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011. The 2012 NDAA declares the United States to be a battlefield in the war on terror and Sections 1021 & 1022 authorize the indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of all persons, including American citizens, accused by the President of undefined "support" for terrorist activity or commission of a ‘belligerent act". This violates multiple provisions of the US Constitution, in addition to the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th amendments.

People Against the NDAA (PANDA), a national, nonpartisan, grassroots organization founded in January 2012, is committed to reversing the NDAA’s unconstitutional authorizations with activism to affect policy at the state and local government level. PANDA started in Bowling Green, OH and has since expanded into over 30 state teams nationwide.

The tide is now turning against the NDAA’s detention provisions. Oxford’s Resolution states: