Another brave state legislator has joined the resistance to federal tyranny by defending the constitutional right of states to govern themselves.
On February 3, Oklahoma Rep. Charles Key (R-Oklahoma City, photo) offered a bill that would officially request that the Congress of the United States repeal Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Furthermore, the legal effect of those two sections would be void in Oklahoma.
In a press release accompanying the introduction of the bill, Rep. Key explained his motivation for putting forth the proposal:
President Barack Obama has said he would not hold citizens indefinitely; it is deplorable that he would sign into law legislation that contains clauses that would authorize him to do just that. Oklahomans have taken notice of this repugnant new law and as state lawmakers it is our duty to apply pressure to Congress and the president to undo this debacle.
This commendable attitude echoes that of another state lawmaker, Brian Nieves of Missouri, who explained to The New American his reason for sponsoring similar legislation in the Show Me State:
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