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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (South Carolina)
South Carolina General Assembly ^ | 02/12/2009 | South Carolina General Assembly

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at scstatehouse.gov ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; cwii; lping; resolution; southcarolina; sovereignty; statesrights
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South Carolina joins other states in the fight for our sovereignty. IIRC, this brings the total to 22 states now!
1 posted on 02/17/2009 7:00:47 AM PST by neal1960
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To: upchuck; bamahead

South Carolina sovereignty ping!


2 posted on 02/17/2009 7:01:43 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: neal1960

Is there a list of the other 21?


3 posted on 02/17/2009 7:01:56 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping.


4 posted on 02/17/2009 7:03:10 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: neal1960

Kewl!


5 posted on 02/17/2009 7:03:43 AM PST by Blogger (Christians- Remember Nineveh.)
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To: neal1960

Who announced this? Jefferson Davis?


6 posted on 02/17/2009 7:04:26 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: neal1960
Nice. But they don't have standing.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 02/17/2009 7:07:33 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Bosco

From http://blogcritics.org/archives/2009/02/05/1833542.php

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.


8 posted on 02/17/2009 7:07:58 AM PST by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: neal1960

Declaring its sovereignty while waiting by the mailbox for its federal stimulus check.


9 posted on 02/17/2009 7:10:22 AM PST by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: neal1960
too bad there is a supremacy clause and the federal government can override anything
10 posted on 02/17/2009 7:13:26 AM PST by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: southlake_hoosier

“the federal government can override anything”
If that were true, there would no longer be states . . .


11 posted on 02/17/2009 7:15:58 AM PST by OldTCS (Confirmed, we now live in interesting times.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
There were other great proponents of sovereignty besides Mr. Davis.

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.

12 posted on 02/17/2009 7:19:52 AM PST by PeaRidge
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To: ml/nj

Plenty of standing, the federal gov has been stomping on 10th amendment rights for decades.


13 posted on 02/17/2009 7:21:16 AM PST by TheNewPundit
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To: PeaRidge

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.”


14 posted on 02/17/2009 7:24:24 AM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: TheNewPundit
I guess you haven't noticed who gets to decide.

ML/NJ

15 posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:01 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: neal1960

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.


16 posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:03 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Individual freedom is measurable ... If taxes take all you earn, you are a slave.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Tenth Amendment stuff is really catching on.

Heard a show on KLIF 570 here in DFW thin AM.


17 posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:30 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

John C. Calhoun


18 posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:55 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: neal1960

This is a step in the right direction. Force the fed. gov. to abide by the Constitution.


19 posted on 02/17/2009 7:29:58 AM PST by aureliusss (who is John Galt?)
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To: villagerjoel

Only time will tell if these various resolutions are real or just bluster.

As for me, Bonnie Blue flys over the homestead.


20 posted on 02/17/2009 7:31:24 AM PST by fifthvirginia (keeping their memory green)
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To: OldTCS
If that were true, there would no longer be states . . .

That time is rapidly approaching, hence the current plethora of resolutions. CW2 is coming folks. GIRD YOUR LOINS!

21 posted on 02/17/2009 7:35:52 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: neal1960

Too bad Ft Sumpter doesnt lie in the Potomac.


22 posted on 02/17/2009 7:36:21 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: neal1960

WOW. Does anyone remember this happening in Modern History?


23 posted on 02/17/2009 7:36:47 AM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: neal1960
When the States get serious about abolishing the 17th Amendment I'll believe they're serious about State sovereignty.
24 posted on 02/17/2009 7:37:31 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The fouth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: neal1960
South Carolina Secession Declaration

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 . . .

25 posted on 02/17/2009 7:37:58 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: DogBarkTree

>>Too bad Ft Sumpter doesnt lie in the Potomac.<<

Congress is a good enough target.


26 posted on 02/17/2009 7:39:23 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Bosco

New Jersey will never follow the trend. Trenton is too busy making up tons of stupid nanny state laws.


27 posted on 02/17/2009 7:39:32 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (WELCOME TO THE OBAMANATION!!!!! Markets and Marxists Don't Mix!)
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To: neal1960; Jim Robinson
I'm wondering if we could convince conseratives across the nation to file an extension on their taxes. There's nothing illegal about it....but it might starve the government enough that we could get their attention.
28 posted on 02/17/2009 7:40:30 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bosco

Here is a good website to see what states have requested their sovereignty:

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/


29 posted on 02/17/2009 7:40:58 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Obama destroying America...it sickens me people still think he is great and r so completely blind)
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To: Lucky9teen

I am glad to see that besides fireworks, South Carolina does have some great things about it.

Sign me up pronto for this one.

Vince


30 posted on 02/17/2009 7:53:58 AM PST by Mouton
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To: neal1960

I think it’s time to make like Tom Hanks and become a “cast away.”


31 posted on 02/17/2009 7:54:59 AM PST by pctech
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To: ml/nj

I thought the Constitution helped make that decision.


32 posted on 02/17/2009 7:58:28 AM PST by TheNewPundit
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To: OldTCS

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.


33 posted on 02/17/2009 7:59:43 AM PST by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: neal1960

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?


34 posted on 02/17/2009 8:02:53 AM PST by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: OldTCS

Actually there are no longer states.


35 posted on 02/17/2009 8:06:56 AM PST by Flint
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To: neal1960

Things are getting very interesting. Wonder how long it goes on before states start outright seceding from the Union.


36 posted on 02/17/2009 8:06:57 AM PST by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: fifthvirginia

I like that idea. Just ordered one for my flag pole.


37 posted on 02/17/2009 8:07:03 AM PST by cork
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To: Bosco
An older article from last week
38 posted on 02/17/2009 8:10:07 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: benjibrowder

Noon today would suit me fine.


39 posted on 02/17/2009 8:10:38 AM PST by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: villagerjoel

0bama IS claiming the mantel of “the next Lincoln”.


40 posted on 02/17/2009 8:11:20 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: bankwalker

I don’t wear robes, so no need to “gird”,

but I will BLOAT.


41 posted on 02/17/2009 8:12:07 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Purrcival

I am with you, Purr. I am without a clue about the significance of this, and hope someone can ‘splain it to me.


42 posted on 02/17/2009 8:12:09 AM PST by jacquej
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To: Purrcival

Several proposals are in the works that override state laws.

The most prominent of them are the FoCA and the Employee Free Choice Act.


43 posted on 02/17/2009 8:14:11 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: PistolPaknMama

ping


44 posted on 02/17/2009 8:21:13 AM PST by taraytarah
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To: southlake_hoosier
too bad there is a supremacy clause and the federal government can override anything

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.

45 posted on 02/17/2009 8:21:28 AM PST by Texas Federalist
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To: anniegetyourgun
I'm wondering if we could convince conseratives across the nation to file an extension on their taxes. There's nothing illegal about it....but it might starve the government enough that we could get their attention.

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.

46 posted on 02/17/2009 8:23:48 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: anniegetyourgun
I'm wondering if we could convince conseratives across the nation to file an extension on their taxes. There's nothing illegal about it....but it might starve the government enough that we could get their attention.

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.

47 posted on 02/17/2009 8:25:59 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

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.


48 posted on 02/17/2009 8:26:41 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Mojave

Governor Stanford has declined the porkulus monies I believe.....


49 posted on 02/17/2009 8:30:53 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: neal1960

Ok, I’m going to Charleston. Load the cannon shot. Lets fire on Ft. Sumter again!


50 posted on 02/17/2009 8:34:03 AM PST by ChinaThreat (3)
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