In a dramatic break from the status quo, seven states of the Union have officially declared their intention to enforce the Constitution against the central government. The goal is to reestablish state sovereignty and federalism (the principle that the states and the federal government have separate powers and authority independent of each other), which has been curtailed by federal forces and Congress.
"The House and Senate concurring: 1. That the State of Arizona hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.
2. That this Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers...
A Resolution affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles... all acts of Congress of the United States which do abridge the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, are not law, but are altogether void, and of no force...
any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution... shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to... IV. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition...
"Sec. 4. A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and that remains within the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration..."
"The Missouri House of Representatives strongly opposes the federal Freedom of Choice Act because: (1) It seeks to circumvent the states' general legislative authority as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution...
"...and, That this serve as a notice and demand to the federal government to maintain the balance of powers where the Constitution of the United States established it and to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
Your state isn't on this list? Then it's time to act, at last. Call your local gun-rights group, or legislators, and demand a state-protection act this year! The more states that do, the more pressure we can legitimately bring to halt federal erosion of our rights. Do it before gun-ban laws reach the floor of Congress, like, before tomorrow.
I had added in Arizona, but the legislative aides who do the drafting removed:
“Any person, or any person with a government agency under that person's control, attempting to enforce a federal law, regulation, policy or precedent against residents of Arizona, in contravention of, in conflict with, or infringing upon this act, shall be fined, not to exceed $100,000, and imprisoned for not more than five years, per occurrence.”
Language like that needs to be in a lot of laws being drafted by our "representatives."
The lamestream media has maintained an eerie silence on the entire issue, and could not be reached for comment. In other news, their circulation continues to plummet. The L.A. Times continued with its quarterly firings of staff, and the N.Y. Times is rumored to be on the brink of bankruptcy, shored up by a rumored infusion of cash from a wealthy Mexican financier and the proposed sale of its assets, including the Boston Red Sox. http://tinyurl.com/8dhz5b
Alternate interpretation of the 10th Amendment resolution rush:
Several states have sanctimoniously passed non-binding resolutions that are worthless trash, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, designed to placate a half-asleep public. They are hollow, have no effect in law, the spineless "servants" who introduce them know this, and they act just so they can say, "Oh what a good boy am I." Let one, just one, introduce such a bill with backbone and teeth, that truly repulses federal government intrusions and attacks on the 10th Amendment, and I'll change my tune.
I guess that would be Montana, which has enacted a 10th-Amendment-based statute called the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. A nice rumor sheet about the bill has blazed across the web. My first hand details on the bill are posted here.
You should personally take up this cause, and: 1 - Ask your reps why they didn't actually stand up to stop the abuses and usurpations before now; 2 - Ask if they know their "joint resolutions" bills do nothing actual (they know this of course, so see what they tell you, it can be revealing); and 3 - Ask if they would stand up to stop a single federal abuse -- like Montana is doing.
Or just coast along and be happy they passed this non-binding feckless balderdash that makes you feel good provided you don't look at it too hard.
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