Sunbury Constable and Activists Urge Council to Approve Anti-NDAA Ordinance

pandaPANDA – by Ed Quiggle Jr.

On Monday, January 28, 2013, a group of about 30 individuals came out to support the introduction of the Liberty Preservation Ordinance to the Sunbury, PA City Council and Mayor. Attendees included members of the People Against the NDAA, American Civil Liberties Union, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, Oathkeepers and the Susquehanna Valley Liberty Alliance.

Also in attendance was State Constable Ed Quiggle, Jr., the Constable for Sunbury’s 9th Ward, who signed a similar resolution for his ward last year. Constable Quiggle introduced the ordinance to the city council speaking in favor of its passage and reminded the councilmembers of their oath to support and defend the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions.

Specifically, the ordinance would require non-cooperation with the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA from all of the city’s law enforcement agencies, including the Sunbury Police Department and the Offices of Constable for the various wards of Sunbury. It would also ask that they interpose to stop the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the federal government within the city.

The councilmembers indicated they would need extra time to digest the information given. It is expected that the ordinance will be placed on the table for a vote at the next City Council meeting on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Mayor David Persing also said he needed to do more research to verify what the presenters told them, but if true, he couldn’t imagine anyone on the City Council voting against the Liberty Preservation Ordinance.

P.A.N.D.A. Pennsylvania, the Sunbury P.A.N.D.A. Chapter and the Susquehanna Valley Liberty Alliance are encouraging people to once again come out to the City Council meeting on February 11th and support the Liberty Preservation Ordinance.

The meeting on the 11th begins at 6:15pm and is held in the Sunbury Municipal Building, 2nd floor, 225 Market Street, Sunbury, Pa. 17801.

Video of the meeting here:


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