Skip to comments.A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (South Carolina)
Posted on 02/17/2009 7:00:47 AM PST by neal1960
TO AFFIRM SOUTH CAROLINA'S SOVEREIGNTY UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OVER ALL POWERS NOT ENUMERATED AND GRANTED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
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South Carolina sovereignty ping!
Is there a list of the other 21?
Who announced this? Jefferson Davis?
As things stand right now it looks like Oklahoma, Washington, Hawaii, Missouri, Arizona, New Hampshire, Georgia, California, Michigan and Montana will all definitely consider sovereignty bills this year. They may be joined by Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania where legislators have pledged to introduce similar bills. Twenty states standing up to the federal government and demanding a return to constitutional principles is a great start, but it remains to be seen whether legislatures and governors are brave enough or angry enough to follow through. As the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress push for more expansion of federal power and spending that may help provide the motivation needed for the sovereignty movement to take off.
Declaring its sovereignty while waiting by the mailbox for its federal stimulus check.
“the federal government can override anything”
If that were true, there would no longer be states . . .
On December 18, 1860, Francis Wilkinson Pickens was inaugurated Governor of South Carolina.
Governor Pickens addressed the House as follows:
For...years this State has been connected by a Federal compact with co-states under a bond of Union, for great national objects common to all. In recent years there has been a powerful party organized upon principles of ambition and fanaticism, whose undisguised purpose is to divest the Federal Government from external, and turn its power upon the internal interests and domestic institutions of these States.
They have thus combined a party exclusively in the Northern States, whose avowed objects, not only endanger the peace, but the very existence of near one-half the States of this Confederacy. And in the recent election for President and Vice-President of these States, they have carried the election upon principles that make it no longer safe for us to rely upon the powers of the Federal Government or the guarantees of the Federal compact.
This is the great overt act of the people of in the Northern States at the ballot box, in the exercise of their sovereign power at the polls, from which there is no higher appeal recognized under our system of government in its ordinary and habitual operations. They thus propose to inaugurate a Chief Magistrate at the head of the Army and Navy with vast powers, not to preside over the common interests and destinies of all the States alike, but upon issues of malignant hostility and uncompromising war to be urged upon the rights, the interests and the peace of half the States of this Union.
Plenty of standing, the federal gov has been stomping on 10th amendment rights for decades.
1860 or 2009?
“...whose undisguised purpose is to divest the Federal Government from external, and turn its power upon the internal interests and domestic institutions of these States.”
Given the gutlessness I see in liberals, it is hard to believe that any liberal legislature would seriously consider taking up arms against the federal government.
California, for instance, is little more than a mouse when it comes to roaring.
Tenth Amendment stuff is really catching on.
Heard a show on KLIF 570 here in DFW thin AM.
John C. Calhoun
This is a step in the right direction. Force the fed. gov. to abide by the Constitution.
Only time will tell if these various resolutions are real or just bluster.
As for me, Bonnie Blue flys over the homestead.