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Resolution Against Indefinite Detention: Oxford, Mass

Resolution Against Indefinite Detention: Oxford, Mass

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A resolution opposing the federal powers of indefinite detention under the NDAA of 2012 or other "rules of law" as may be purported to authorized the same. Passed 10-09-13
A resolution opposing the federal powers of indefinite detention under the NDAA of 2012 or other "rules of law" as may be purported to authorized the same. Passed 10-09-13

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Published by: Tenth Amendment Center on Oct 11, 2013
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RESTORING CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCERESOLUTION OF OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTSWHEREAS
, the town of Oxford, Massachusetts is not a
 battlefield
subject to the
laws of war 
;”
and
WHEREAS
, Federal Judge Katherine Forrest has ruled Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA isunconstitutional
;
 
WHEREAS
, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that neither Congress nor the President canConstitutionally authorize the detention and/or disposition of any person in the United States, or citizen of the United States
under the law of war 
who is not serving
in the land or navalforces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger 
;”
and
WHEREAS
, for the purposes of this resolution, the terms
arrest,
 
capture,
 
detention under the law of war,
 
disposition under the law of war,
and
law of war 
are used in the same senseand shall have the same meaning as such terms have in the 2012 NDAA, Section 1021(c)
;
andtherefore
BE IT RESOLVED
, that notwithstanding any treaty, federal, state, or local law or authority,enacted or claimed, including, but not limited to, an authorization for use of military force,national defense authorization act, or any similar law or authority enacted or claimed byCongress or the Office of the President directed at any person in Oxford, who is not serving
inthe land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or publicdanger,
it is unconstitutional, and therefore unlawful for any person to:a. arrest or capture any person in Oxford, or citizen of Oxford, within the United States,with the intent of 
detention under the law of war,
or  b. actually subject a person in Oxford, to
disposition under the law of war,
or c. subject any person to targeted killing in Oxford, or citizen of Oxford, within the UnitedStates
;
and be it further 
RESOLVED
, that the Town of Oxford requests the Massachusetts State Legislature recognizethe duty of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to interpose itself between unconstitutionalusurpations by the federal government or its agents and the people of this state, as well as theduty to defend the unalienable natural rights of the people, all of which is consistent with our oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealthof Massachusetts against all enemies, foreign and domestic
;
and be it further 
RESOLVED
, that the Town of Oxford, requests our Congressional delegation commenceimmediately with efforts to repeal the unconstitutional sections of the 2012 NDAA, towit,

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