Under the recent passed 2012 federal Defense Authorization Act American citizens may be indefinitely detained, incarcerated, not presented with charges and denied counsel based on an accusation by federal agents of collaboration with or support of terrorists.
While Virginia cannot directly undo this purported law which undermines the Sixth Amendment, I introduced HB 1160 which will prevent the use of any Virginia agency or member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force to assist in any way to unlawfully detain a citizen of Virginia on behalf of the United States Government in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.
Because of this act of moral and constitutional violence masquerading as a law, agencies of the Federal government can detain citizens without a warrant and without a trial who are just accused of being terrorists.
This evil has come to America and Virginia must not participate in it. My HB 1160 would keep Virginia from adulterating the rights of our citizens. If Congress wishes to play the prostitute with the US Constitution, Virginia must remain faithful to our moral roots by passing my HB 1160.
That is why you must contact members of the Courts of Justice Civil Law Subcommittee Wednesday morning and afternoon. The contact information for the members of the subcommittee and the members of the full committee are below. Please contact all of them in support of this legislation.
Thanks for your support!
Delegate Bob Marshall
Courts of Justice Civil Law Subcommittee
Chairman Sal Iaquinto firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1084
Delegate Terry Kilgore email@example.com 804-698-1001
Delegate Manoli Loupassi firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1068
Delegate Gregory Habeeb email@example.com 804-698-1008
Delegate Peter Farrell firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1056
Delegate Randy Minchew email@example.com 804-698-1010
Delegate Joe Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1004
Delegate David Toscano email@example.com 804-698-1057
Delegate Jennifer McClellan firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1071
Remaining Courts of Justice Committee Members
Chairman Dave Albo email@example.com 804-698-1042
Delegate Robert Bell firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1058
Delegate Ben Cline email@example.com 804-698-1024
Delegate Todd Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1015
Delegate Jackson Miller email@example.com 804-698-1050
Delegate Ronald Villanueva firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1021
Delegate Richard Morris email@example.com 804-698-1064
Delegate Vivian Watts firstname.lastname@example.org 804-698-1039
Delegate Charniele Herring email@example.com 804-698-1046
Words From The Past
In order to examine ourselves thoroughly, let the case be proposed in the strongest manner. What, if I were to see a Papist, an Arian, a Socinian casting out devils? If I did, I could not forbid even him, without convicting myself of bigotry. Yea, if it could be supposed that I should see a Jew, a Deist, or a Turk, doing the same, were I to forbid him either directly or indirectly, I should be no better than a bigot still.
O stand clear of this! But be not content with not forbidding any that casts out devils. It is well to go thus far; but do not stop here. If you will avoid all bigotry, go on. In every instance of this kind, whatever the instrument be, acknowledge the finger of God. And not only acknowledge, but rejoice in his work, and praise his name with thanksgiving. Encourage whomsoever God is pleased to employ, to give himself wholly up thereto. Speak well of him wheresoever you are; defend his character and his mission.Enlarge, as far as you can, his sphere of action; show him all kindness in word and deed; and cease not to cry to God in his behalf, that he may save both himself and them that hear him.
I need add but one caution: Think not the bigotry of another is any excuse for your own. It is not impossible, that one who casts out devils himself, may yet forbid you so to do. You may observe, this is the very case mentioned in the text. The Apostles forbade another to do what they did themselves. But beware of retorting. It is not your part to return evil for evil. Another’s not observing the direction of our Lord, is no reason why you should neglect it. Nay, but let him have all the bigotry to himself. If he forbid you, do not you forbid him. Rather labour, and watch, and pray the more, to confirm your love toward him. If he speak all manner of evil of you, speak all manner of good (that is true) of him. (John Wesley from here)
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