Yesterday, the General Government Committee of the Oakland County (Michigan) Board of Commissioners unanimously (with two absences) passed the revised Liberty Preservation Resolution (#12208) which had been introduced by Commissioner Jim Runestad of White Lake.
Numerous Michigan Patriots (and a distinguished visitor from Ohio, Dan Johnson founder of People Against the NDAA) spoke in favor of the resolution and in opposition to the indefinite detention sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA. No one took the opposite position.
The speakers included David Lonier, Pauline and John Holten, Burke Cueny, Dan Johnson, Dennis Marburger, Commissioner Bill Sage of Allegan County, Ninth District Congressional Nominee Don Volaric, Darrell Johnson and Michigan Tenth Amendment Center Coordinator Shane Trejo.
The speakers each utilized their limited time wisely, with the essential points (the clear and present danger posed by sections 1021 and 1022, the rightful remedy of nullification applied to Unconstitutional legislation, the nature and benefits of American Federalism, citizen exasperation with Federal government overreach, what our service people are supposed to protect, the duty of local and state resistance to a runaway D.C., etc.) being covered from several perspectives. The video of the meeting is here.
Vice Chair Jeff Matis explained that he and Jim Runestad had revised the resolution in order to shorten and sharpen it. Several of their colleagues thanked Commissioners Runestad and Matis for their work. The revisions were approved unanimously as was the revised resolution.
The next step is for the entire Board of Commissioners to vote on this at their next General Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:30AM in the Commissioners Auditorium. Much remains to be done. This was a positive step. We will keep on fighting centralized, unconstitutional tyranny.
We will support role of the states as the agents of the people and their shield against a Leviathan State and/or Federal government. We will not give up the ship!
Onward and upward,
PANDA Bloomfield, MI