This is great to see. The House in Virginia voted 96-4, in favor of ignoring provisions in the NDAA, which allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial.
A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.
In a previous post I explained how important it is for the states to understand that they have the authority to nullify federal laws that they believe to be unconstitutional. This is a great example of why the federal government can never be the sole judge of the extent of its own powers. The states are the fourth branch, and it is their job to keep the federal government in check.
Unfortunately, the governor of Virginia is opposing the legislation, so it may not become law. I hope more and more people are starting to realize how important it is that the states recognize they are the federal government’s creator and not the other way around.