This week, State Representative Robert Cole Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Concurrent Resolution 41, which  urges the Attorney General of Ohio to bring suit to challenge the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act  (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2012.

The NDAA is a piece of federal legislation that is passed annually to set the operating budget for the military and other national security necessities.  In 2012, a provision was added to the NDAA which would allow the President to order the military to indefinitely detain anyone suspected of terrorism, including American citizens. 

“HCR 41 is a statement to the federal government that Ohio does not take lightly the violation of Constitutional rights in the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Sprague.  “I am pleased to see the passage of this resolution from the House and hope that it will encourage action at the federal level.”

HRC 41 states the belief that the NDAA violates numerous sections of the U.S. Constitution, most notably Article I, Section 9, and the 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments.  This resolution condemns Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA and urges the Attorney General of Ohio to file suit.  

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