Thursday, January 19, 2012

Montanans Attempt Recall of Senators Over NDAA

Blogger in Chief alerted me to this item. Montanans have initiated a recall petition drive to remove Democratic Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester over their votes for the NDAA. Montana is one of nine states that allows recall of federal officials, in this case under the heading of "violation of an oath of office."

The petitions read, in part:
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees all U.S citizens:
"a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed..."
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA 2011) permanently abolishes the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial, "for the duration of hostilities" in the War on Terror, which was defined by President George W. Bush as "task which does not end" to a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001.
Those who voted Aye on December 15th, 2011, Bill of Rights Day, for NDAA 2011 have attempted to grant powers which cannot be granted, which violate both the spirit and the letter of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
The Montana Recall Act stipulates that officials including US senators can only be recalled for physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of the oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of a felony offense. We the undersigned call for a recall election to be held for Senator Max S. Baucus [and Senator Jonathan Tester] and charge that he has violated his oath of office, to protect and defend the United States Constitution.
 Well said. I wish them well.

For more details, check out this article in the Winston-Salem Journal:
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december252011/ndaa-recall.php

2 comments:

  1. glad to see everyone piling on over NDAA

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  2. Would love to see some of that anti-SOPA energy directed at NDAA.

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