Two states say they will exercise their constitutional rights to ignore or refuse costly and invasive federal mandates, statues and executive orders.
Montana and Arizona this week introduced plans to set up standing commissions tasked with reviewing these federal orders “to determine their constitutionality.” The commissions then will recommend state lawmakers nullify any federal law or regulation outside the scope of powers constitutionally delegated to the federal government.
EDITORIAL COMMENT BY OLDTIMER:
The entire article (linked to below) is vitally important NOW and shows how states are standing up to the federal government and pushing back against Obama’s attempts to socialize the nation.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, nullification is a mild form of secession. We must never forget the federal government is the child of the states and people. We had a country before we had a federal government. We had a union before we had a federal government. We created the federal government to handle things the individual states were ill-prepared to do, such as enacting uniform maritime shipping laws and conducting foreign affairs with a unified front.
We neither gave the federal government permission nor authority to twist the simple wording of the so-called “Commerce Clause” of the Constitution into the justification for federal intrusion into nearly every aspect of our lives.
It was always in the minds and hearts of the founders of our Republic that any state that felt a federal law exceeded the limited authority given the federal government, that state or states could nullify, or simply ignore the law. NEVER was the federal government given authority to dictate laws to the states and force compliance.
Abraham Lincoln, one of the worst presidents in our history, changed that when he declared war on southern and western states for rebelling against what they felt were onerous and illegal tariffs that protected northern interests and hurt the Rebels.
States today face a similar challenge as the federal government passes illegal and unconstitutional laws. This may be our best chance, short of secession, to un-do Lincoln’s damage to state’s rights and tame our runaway federal government. We sure can't count on Congress to stand up for the people.
Please - read the entire report HERE. It’s a real eye-opener.
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