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.
That time is rapidly approaching, hence the current plethora of resolutions. CW2 is coming folks. GIRD YOUR LOINS!
Too bad Ft Sumpter doesnt lie in the Potomac.
WOW. Does anyone remember this happening in Modern History?
DECLARATION OF THE IMMEDIATE CAUSES WHICH INDUCE AND JUSTIFY THE SECESSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE FEDERAL UNION.
The people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, on the 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the constitution of the United States by the federal government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the states, fully justified this state in then withdrawing from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding states, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time, these encroachments have continued to increase, and further forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
And now the State of South Carolina having resumed her separate and equal place among nations, deems it due to herself, to the remaining United States of America, and to the nations of the world, that she should declare the immediate causes which have led to this act.
In the year 1765, that portion of the British Empire embracing Great Britain, undertook to make laws for the government of that portion composed of the thirteen American colonies. A struggle for the right of self�government ensued, which resulted, on the 4th of July, 1776, in a Declaration, by the Colonies, "that they are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES: and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do."
They further solemnly declared that whenever any "form of government becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government." Deeming the government of Great Britain to have become destructive of these ends, they declared that the colonies "are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be totally dissolved."
In pursuance of this Declaration of Independence, each of the thirteen States proceeded to exercise its separate sovereignty; adopted for itself a constitution, and appointed officers for the administration of government in all its departments � legislative, executive and judicial. For purposes of defense, they united their arms and their counsels; and, in 1778 they entered into a league known as the articles of confederation, whereby they agreed to entrust the administration of their external relations to a common agent, known as the Congress of the United States, expressly declaring in the first article, "that each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right which is not, by this confederation, expressly delegated to the United States in Congress assembled."
Under this confederation the war of the revolution was carried on, and on the 3d September, 1783, the contest ended, and a definite treaty was signed by Great Britain, in which she acknowledged the independence of the colonies in the following terms . . .
>>Too bad Ft Sumpter doesnt lie in the Potomac.<<
Congress is a good enough target.
New Jersey will never follow the trend. Trenton is too busy making up tons of stupid nanny state laws.
Here is a good website to see what states have requested their sovereignty:
I am glad to see that besides fireworks, South Carolina does have some great things about it.
Sign me up pronto for this one.
I think it’s time to make like Tom Hanks and become a “cast away.”
I thought the Constitution helped make that decision.
this was tried before and another idiot from illinois caused a huge problem in this country and it didn’t matter a bean about states rights.
OK, someone clue me in, please. Why is this important? Does this have something to do with the stimulus bill, or some other shenanigans that the Dims in Congress are trying to pull?
Actually there are no longer states.
Things are getting very interesting. Wonder how long it goes on before states start outright seceding from the Union.
I like that idea. Just ordered one for my flag pole.
Noon today would suit me fine.
0bama IS claiming the mantel of “the next Lincoln”.
I don’t wear robes, so no need to “gird”,
but I will BLOAT.
I am with you, Purr. I am without a clue about the significance of this, and hope someone can ‘splain it to me.
Several proposals are in the works that override state laws.
The most prominent of them are the FoCA and the Employee Free Choice Act.
That's not what the supremacy clause says. In order for the supremacy clause to apply, the federal government must first have the enumerated power to make the law.
Most small businesses file extensions already - and it doesn't mean you have until Oct to pay, either. You must have paid all tax due by April 15, you just have until Oct to get all the paperwork done.
The rule on extensions is that you can file later, but any taxes you anticipate owing, even at that later date, are due and payable by April 15. If you wind up with a net tax due after a six-month extension, there could (and likely will) be interest and penalties due.
There IS something you can do.
Increase the numbers on your W4. Most people think it’s illegal to claim more exemptions than the “worksheet” allows, but that’s a falsehood that the form intentionally implies to the person filling it out.
Each exemption amounts to about $23 per pay period (according to my accountant). Bump it up around 10, and put that money in a savings account to pay your taxes next year.
They don’t get it, and you get interest - double win.
Governor Stanford has declined the porkulus monies I believe.....
Ok, I’m going to Charleston. Load the cannon shot. Lets fire on Ft. Sumter again!