NH House Republican Alliance statement on HB399 Protecting NH Citizens From NDAA

CONCORD, New Hampshire –The NH house passed today a bill that would protect our citizens from being locked up and hidden away by the Federal government.   

In a statement on its passage, Rep. Al Baldasaro- Londonderry stated, "In passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sections 1021 and 1022, the Congress of the United States of America has suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, allowing any American citizen to be indefinitely detained without warrant.   This power can only be invoked during times of rebellion or invasion, when there is ongoing open warfare on American soil.  However, Congress has declared no such war, making those sections of the NDAA unconstitutional. New Hampshire proposes to declare those sections unconstitutional and to protect its citizens by making it a crime to carry them out or aid in their execution within the borders of New Hampshire.  We do not believe the federal government can lock up our citizens without just cause.  By passing HB 399, we are asserting our  duty as a State to protect our citizens. "