As the saying goes “if you ain’t got no haters, you ain’t doin nothin,” when you stick your head above the crowd and fight for liberty and freedom, you will come under fire. Usually, we don’t bother responding. As the leading organization in the country fighting the 2012 NDAA, it’s not worth our time, your energy, and our resources.
This time, it’s different.
The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), subsections 1021 and 1022 authorizes the President or his subordinate to accuse anyone on U.S. soil of being a terrorist, incarcerate them, forbid them trial or access to an attorney, and send them to a foreign prison.
In Coos County, Oregon, the struggle against these provisions began when Oath Keepers S.W. Oregon Coordinator Tom McKirgan spoke to the county commission in October, 2012 and February, 2013. He, along with members of PANDA, made the case for anti-NDAA resolution on April 2, May 7, and once more with a passionate outpouring of support on June 4. Unfortunately, two of the three Commissioners, despite their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, refuse to allow a vote.
A Coos County paper, The World, not only leveled personal attacks against the people of PANDA and Oath Keepers, but also denounced local action against the 2012 NDAA, saying “county officials obviously have no authority over federal law”.
This is entirely incorrect. Not only did the states and “We the People” create the Federal government, and therefore have the power to change and correct it, but each and every Commissioner takes an Oath of Office to support, uphold, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
The Coos County Commissioners are, right now, deciding whether or not to honor their Oath. The World seems to think the “commissioners have more than enough problems of their own” without engaging in job one, protecting our rights.
The Coos County Commission will read this op-ed. We need to flood the comment section with support for the Commissioners passing an Anti-NDAA resolution to protect the rights of the people of Coos County.
Are you with us?
They spoke plainly what they thought of us. Feel free to return the favor.
Also, if you are in Oregon, there will be a massive anti-NDAA town hall in Coos County on July 15th, the day before the legislation is again presented to the county commission. As that day approaches, PANDA will post an action alert detailing how you can get involved.
Other World articles on the NDAA are accurate:
Fight alongside PANDA and defend our God-given, unalienable liberties, join us: www.pandaunite.org
Oath Keepers is another fine organization, committed to defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic: www.oathkeepers.org
by Ed R. Green
PANDA and Oath Keepers Attacked by Coos County, Oregon Newspaper: PANDA Under Fire