After listening to this video, I must say I’m amazed at Representative Johnny Shaw. Actually I’m at a loss to words. He is obviously very uninformed on what the Federal Government has done when they passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. He and others like him are the problem with Tennessee going no where with nullifing unconstituional federal laws. And our Democratic Attorney General isn’t helping any either. Most of these people and the Governor need to go as soon as possible. A recall of all of them would be nice if that was possible. This vote was on Tn bill HB 1059.
James Madison from –MADISON’S REPORT ON THE VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS of 1827
“The states, then, being the parties to the constitutional compact (the Constitution), and in their sovereign capacity, it follows of necessity that there can be no tribunal, above their authority, to decide, in the last resort, whether the compact (Constitution) made by them be violated; and consequently, that, as the parties to it, they must themselves decide, in the last resort, such questions as may be of sufficient magnitude to require their interposition (nullification). “
Last week, the House State Government Subcommittee voted to help the federal government indefinitely detain American citizens just like they detained persons of Japanese ancestry in World War II.
Rep. Courtney Rogers presented a bill to stop state compliance with federal indefinite detention, and it was shot down. Only Reps. Butt and Evans voted to support your right to due process.
Rep. Johnny Shaw on the other hand seemed utterly bewildered as to why Americans wouldn’t want to be indefinitely detained.