State’s Rights: Nullification, secession, race and interstate commerce
Maximizing happiness pursuits via state sovereignty in the age of Obama It is one of the great tragedies of American history that one of the key components in the brilliant governing structure erected by the framers of the Constitution got so inextricable and nearly exclusively identified with race. I speak, of course, of the concept of federalism and state’s rights. The brilliance of this | Read More »
Oklahoma asserts sovereignty
Following the lead of Texas and Montana, the Oklahoma State Legislature, over road, the governor’s veto and passed a resolution claiming the state’s sovereignty. From NewsOk: The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate. “We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City. “I think our governor is out of | Read More »
Montana Fires a Warning Shot
The AP is reporting that the State of Montana is preparing to take on the Federal Government over states rights. For Full Story and Credits “In a bill passed by the Legislature earlier this month, the state is asserting that guns manufactured in Montana and sold in Montana to people who intend to keep their weapons in Montana are exempt from federal gun registration, background | Read More »
A year ago I would probably would have laughed at the notion of another secession, but with small undertones coming out of the Republic of Texas maybe I should refrain from laughing. Rumblings of session and asserting state’s rights can now be heard from Montana. On April 15, 2009 Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-not a mistake), signed a bill exempting Montana-made guns from federal regulation. | Read More »
The Conscience of A Conservative – States’ Rights
Continuing in my Challenge from Rush, I am reading through “The Conscience of A Conservative.” Here are my notes: The next chapter of the book is about States’ Rights. With talk of successions and bailouts, it could not be much timelier. Goldwater builds the case that the Conservatives SHOULD make regarding bailout money for the states. Goldwater starts out by citing a story about | Read More »
Texas to secede?
Apparently, it is not entirely off of the table. An AP reporter said Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that. From StatesMan dot com: “There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason | Read More »
Have the Democrats Given Archimedes His Place to Stand?
Earlier, Crippy wrote about Texas reaffirming its rights under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A few moments after reading this, I learned that Texas is not alone. Delegate Christopher Peace (R-97) of the Virginia State House has sponsored a bill that will put Virginia beside Texas in telling the Feds to kiss off. H.R. 61 reads virtually identically to Texas’s HCR 50. And | Read More »
‘Hitherto shalt thou come but no further’ Job 38:11
Promoted by Erick. See also Justleavemealone’s post. Texas tells D.C. to BACK OFF! The Republic of Texas, lead by Governor Rick Perry, is drawing a line in the sand via HCR 50. HCR 50 reaffirms the sovereignty of Texas and rights of states under the 10th amendment. HCR 50 tells D.C. that their unbridled infringement on states and individual rights will no longer be tolerated, | Read More »
Texas Joins the Fight for States’ Rights
Texas is now officially on the States’ Rights bandwagon. Don’t blame us for being slow; it just took a while to occur to us here in Texas that this could even be a issue! State Rep Brandon Creighton has sponsored HCR 50, calling for the Federal Government to “cease and desist” any and all mandates “beyond the scope of … constitutionally designated powers.” Don’t just | Read More »
State Sovereignty… NH cares about it
Several states have felt so encroached upon, that they have felt the need to issue resolutions to the federal government regarding their proper role… as defined by the Constitution. Arizona, Missouri, and Washington have followed our lead and introduced similar resolutions. We believe that Texas is next. It is high time that we started obeying our own laws, and high time that we said no | Read More »
The Case for Revolution…non violent of course.
I honestly don’t know where to begin with this diary…so I suppose I will just begin at the beginning. Some 200 plus years ago our forefathers took it upon themselves to set about to create a new nation. A nation of free men. A nation that governed from the bottom up rather than a nation that ruled from the top down. Upon declaring | Read More »
Repeal The 17th Amendment!
While I am here talking about a constitutional amendment, I thought I take the time and talk about Prop 8 and it’s impact. Let me be brutally honest with you. Since Henry VIII got his hands on marriage, it hasn’t been the same. We all know the story. Henry didn’t get a son from his first wife and so he wanted a divorce. Rome at | Read More »