Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HB 2229: Opposing Unconstitutional Detention

Virginia House Bill 2229, though valuable, is depressing. It recognizes that, despite solid support in the state legislature, Governor McDonnell failed to sign a bill absolutely refusing to cooperate in the event that the federal "National Defense Authorization Act" is used to allow the unconstitutional detention of a U.S. citizen without a warrant:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=131&typ=bil&val=HB2229

Here's the short list of delegates, including the bill's patron, Ben Cline, who need to know that their constituents support this declawed effort to uphold the Constitution during the next week:

DelSLingamfelter@house.virginia.gov, DelBSherwood@house.virginia.gov, DelTWright@house.virginia.gov, DelBCline@house.virginia.gov, DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov, DelDMerricks@house.virginia.gov, DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov, DelJEdmunds@house.virginia.gov, deltwilt@house.virginia.gov, DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov, DelRMorris@house.virginia.gov, DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov, DelIOQuinn@house.virginia.gov, DelCHead@house.virginia.gov, DelNRush@house.virginia.gov, DelLLewis@house.virginia.gov, DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov, DelEFiller-Corn@house.virginia.gov, DelPHope@house.virginia.gov, DelSSurovell@house.virginia.gov, DelKKory@house.virginia.gov, DelALopez@house.virginia.gov