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Tenth Amendment/States Rights Update (an ongoing thread)
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Posted on 02/24/2009 9:47:52 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion

CNN: Conservative Governors Reject Obama Stimulus

Fri Feb 20 2009 15:25:09 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by lewisglad  165 replies • 6,745+ views

CNN ^ | 2/20/09 | Wolf Blitzer

developing story: 6-8 governors will reject federal porkulus monies

Harry Reid: Federal Action Trumps States’ Rights on Energy

Mon Feb 23 2009 13:16:58 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by DBCJR  50 replies • 776+ views

WSJ ^ | February 23, 2009, 3:04 pm | Keith Johnson

The future of energy and climate policy is starting to take shape, if comments by Senate majority leader Harry Reid at a clean-energy conference in Washington, D.C. are any guide. ...There’d been plenty of speculation that Congress would bundle together energy-related provisions and a climate bill in the same package. That way, the bitter pill of stricter regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions – and higher costs for energy – would be offset by a new round of goodies. ...

Democrats Demand That States Have No Power On What Funds They Can Accept From The Fed’s

Tue Feb 24 2009 10:52:59 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Ernest_at_the_Beach  69 replies •1,691+ views

Flopping Aces ^ | Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at 10:24 am | Curt

Chuck Schumer is demanding that the States in the union should NOT have the power to make decisions on the what and where the money given to them is spent from the Generational Theft Act: In recent days, a small minority of governors, mostly Republicans, have publicly weighed the possibility of foregoing certain emergency provisions provided under the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed last week by President Obama...

Video: NH Lawmakers Threaten Secession

Mon Feb 23 2009 10:33:34 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by careyb  75 replies •2,031+ views

Fox & Friends ^ | 2/23/09 | Fox & Friends

It's making national news now.

Request for Assistance: Pennsylvania Freepers in Support of 10th Amendment Resolution

Mon Feb 23 2009 20:15:51 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Think free or die  33 replies •353+ views

E-Mail | 2-23-09 | Rep. Samuel Rohrer

The Pennsylvania House is considering a 10th Amendment resolution, sponsored by Representative Samuel Rohrer of the 128 District. In response to my e-mail of appreciation, I received the message below. He is asking for support across Pennsylvania for House Resolution 75.

Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obama’s Action

Mon Feb 23 2009 18:56:46 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by CARepublicans  105 replies • 3,235+ views

Human Events ^ | 02/23/2009 | A.W.R. Hawkins

Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obama’s Action by A.W.R. Hawkins 02/23/2009 State governors -- looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by the Obama “stimulus” plan -- are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time. In the first five weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has acted so rashly that at least 11 states have decided that his brand of “hope” equates to an intolerable expansion of the federal government’s authority over the states.

Right the Balance, Return to State Sovereignty [TN]

Mon Feb 23 2009 18:14:43 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by lil'bit  37 replies • 607+ views

Tennessee News Platoon ^ | February 23, 2009 | Truman Bean

An encouraging movement is afloat to right the balance of power between the state and federal levels, as prescribed by 0ur founding documents. Kudos to Rep. Susan Lynn. HJR 108 State Sovereignty

IN joins the 10th Amendment SCR0037

Mon Feb 23 2009 15:35:35 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by daylilly  94 replies • 1,217+ views

Indiana State Legislature ^ | 2/23/2009 | daylilly

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. _____ A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled, and the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives of each State's legislature of the United States of America to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of their constitutionally delegated power. Whereas , The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States specifically provides that, “The powers not delegated...

Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obama’s Action

Mon Feb 23 2009 03:12:13 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Scanian  83 replies • 3,410+ views

Human Events ^ | February 23, 2009 | AWR Hawkins

State governors -- looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by the Obama “stimulus” plan -- are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time. In the first five weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has acted so rashly that at least 11 states have decided that his brand of “hope” equates to an intolerable expansion of the federal government’s authority over the states. These states -- Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Georgia, South Carolina,...

MN joins 10th Amendment movement

Fri Feb 20 2009 20:41:16 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Dead Corpse  28 replies • 605+ views

e-mail and MN State legislature ^ | 2-20-2009 | Me

Looks like the MN legislature is joining the rest of the crowd in filing 10th Amendment memorandum/legislation. This one looks pretty weak compared to others, but coming from Minnesota... they may as well have fired ICBM's at DC. The Language of HF 997, the Minnesota resolution on sovereignty: A concurrent resolution to affirm Minnesota's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and to urge the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States. Whereas, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution...

The Winds Of Civil War: Illinois-Driven Marxist Attempt To Conquer Union

Fri Feb 20 2009 08:49:17 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Islander7  237 replies • 6,397+ views

Pat Dollard ^ | Feb 20, 2009 | Pat Dollard

New Hampshire fired the first shot. Although 7 other states have similar pending resolutions and bills, Oklahoma is the first to actually pass one. Another 27 states are expected to make similar moves in the coming months. That’ll leave the country split 71-29. Now, before you get too excited, bear in mind that all of this was likely Obama’s goal. Boiled down, all of these state measures are threats of secession. Recall, if you will, Obama’s obsession to be the 21st Century Abraham Lincoln, and his ominous calls to recreate and rebuild America. Who was Lincoln? Why, he was...

States prepare to combat stimulus strings - Assert sovereignty with 10th Amendment

Fri Feb 20 2009 11:02:40 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Jim Robinson  25 replies • 694+ views

Washington Times ^ | Feb 20, 2009 | David M. Dickson

Worried the federal government is increasing its dominance over their affairs, several states are pursuing legislative action to assert their sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution in hopes of warding off demands from Washington on how to spend money or enact policy.

States fearing mandates assert rights

Thu Feb 19 2009 18:39:58 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  90 replies • 1,320+ views

Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2009 | David M. Dickson

Worried the federal government is increasing its dominance over their affairs, several states are pursuing legislative action to assert their sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution in hopes of warding off demands from Washington on how to spend money or enact policy. The growing concerns even have a handful of governors questioning whether to accept federal stimulus money that comes with strings attached.

OK 10th Amendment (State Sovereignty) Resolution Passes State House 83-13

Thu Feb 19 2009 08:23:15 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by conservativegramma  57 replies • 1,170+ views

The Right Side of Life ^ | February 18, 2009 | Phil

Oklahoma Sovereignty 10th Amendment Resolution HJR 1003 passes in house.... OK is setting a trend for the nation! Vote 83Y 13N

Bizarre Texas House resolution calls for repeal of thousands of federal laws [barf alert]

Wed Feb 18 2009 12:12:21 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  132 replies • 2,751+ views

pegasus news ^ | February 18, 2009 | Vince Leibowitz

A bizarre House Concurrent Resolution filed Tuesday by three members of the Texas House of Representatives would have the state claim “sovereignty” under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution over every power not specifically authorized the federal government in the U.S. Constitution and demands that Congress repeal any law requiring “states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.” Although the resolution, HCR 50, has no force of law whatsoever and, if passed, amounts to no more than an toothless demand made...

It's Time for American Freedom Fighters to Unite

Tue Feb 17 2009 13:58:32 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by PlainOleAmerican  61 replies • 1,362+ views

Right Side News ^ | February 17, 2009 | JB Williams

For almost eighty years now, Washington DC has wasted the labors of the people under the false pretense of taking care of them. Over the last seventy years, America has gone from the most peaceful prosperous free nation on earth to an increasingly violent bankrupt example of world class political corruption. In the next two years, irreversible damage will be done. The people responsible for bringing the greatest nation on earth to the brink of third world status now control the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government and they are using their unbridled power to ram pure...

Texas Sovereignty Concurrent Resolution Filed

Tue Feb 17 2009 12:52:47 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by erkyl  337 replies • 5,248+ views

Texas State Legislature ^ | 2/18/09 | Rep. Creighton

Joining with the other sovereign state legislation, Texas Rep. Creighton files concurrent resolution which states: WHEREAS, Many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and...{snip} WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States; now, therefore, be it{snip}RESOLVED, That this serve as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers; and, be...

Texas 10th Amendment Resolution Coming Soon.

Tue Feb 17 2009 16:34:59 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Weight of Glory  27 replies • 854+ views

I contacted my state rep. in Austin, Debbie Riddle, to see if there was a resolution, centering around the 10th amendment, coming up this year. My rep.’s chief of staff wrote back, and said that rep. Leo Berman will be introducing a resolution this session, and rep. Riddle will be co-authoring it. This is a heads-up for Texas Freepers (I know. I haven’t changed my profile) to encourage their state reps. to back this. Every little bit helps.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (South Carolina)

Tue Feb 17 2009 07:00:47 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by neal1960  277 replies • 6,487+ views

South Carolina General Assembly ^ | 02/12/2009 | South Carolina General Assembly

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.

States’ Rights and the Growing Rebellion – A Status Report

Mon Feb 16 2009 13:06:45 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  112 replies • 2,521+ views

Family Security Matters ^ | February 16, 2009 | Paul Hollrah

One of the inevitable consequences of the last 75 years of Democrat rule in Washington – augmented by a decade or more of gutless rule by Republican presidents and congressional majorities who thought they could win hearts and minds by imitating Democrats – is a quiet rebellion within that basic building block of our American republic: the state legislatures.    After many decades of uninterrupted drift toward a socialist state, and seeing a self-serving federal legislature and a bloated federal bureaucracy whose incompetence is exceeded only by its avarice, the legislatures of a number of states are beginning to take...

Thomas Jefferson’s defense of states' rights [historical background]

Wed Feb 04 2009 21:55:20 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by bcampbell07  2 replies • 366+ views

American Thinker ^ | 2/4/2009 | Bruce Campbell

A MUST READ http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/02/the_shot_heard_round_new_hamps.html February 04, 2009 The Shot Heard Round New Hampshire Larrey Anderson

States' Rights Wronged

Fri Feb 06 2009 11:42:40 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by bs9021  2 replies • 212+ views

Campus Report ^ | February 6, 2009 | Heather Latham

States’ Rights Wronged by: Heather Latham, February 06, 2009 During the infancy of the United States of America, one of the main complaints of federalism is that it would take away the power of the states. Thence the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution was born, with the intent to protect those rights. But, that was over two hundred years ago—now, according to some scholars, to preserve federalism, we must take away some of that power—at any cost to those founding principles. At a recent American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), Larry E. Ribstein discussed his book The Law...

Legislators tell feds to back off (States to Feds "Don't Tread On Me")

Thu Feb 05 2009 03:37:02 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Evil Slayer  19 replies • 882+ views

wnd ^ | 2/05/09 | Bob Unruh

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are telling the federal government to back off because plans for a federal handgun license, "hate crimes" laws to regulate Christians' speech about their own religious beliefs on homosexuality, President Obama's youth corps for mandatory public service and the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" to "balance" talk radio are none of them constitutional. Such plans by the bureaucrats and administrators in Washington, D.C., are "altogether void" and if mandated, "shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States," the lawmakers are warning. The terse alarm is contained in House Concurrent Resolution 6, which has been introduced...

[MT] House shoots down federal gun controls-(State Rights vs Feds)

Sat Feb 14 2009 20:12:51 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Flavius  81 replies • 2,127+ views

ap ^ | 2/14/09 | KAHRIN DEINES

Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Firearms manufactured and used in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation, under a bill the Montana House is supporting. House Bill 246 aims to circumvent federal authority over interstate commerce, which is the legal basis for most gun regulation in the United States. The bill could have the effect of releasing Montana gun owners from federal registration requirements. The measure applies to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made and sold in the state. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Joel Boniek of Livingston, says his proposal is more about states' rights than...

The Punish Mark Sanford Amendment (Porkulus illegal usurpation of state's rights)

Fri Feb 13 2009 08:45:49 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Crazieman  61 replies • 1,488+ views

Michelle Malkin ^ | 2/13/09 | Michelle Malkin

Buried in the porkulus conference report is a provision specifically targeting governors who would exercise the choice to refuse stimulus money.It’s an obvious end-run around the authority of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, the outspoken GOP fiscal conservative who has staunchly opposed the behemoth federal package.Read it:SEC. 1607. (a) CERTIFICATION BY GOVERNOR — Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, for funds provided to any State or agency thereof, the Governor of the State shall certify that: 1) the State request and use funds provided by this Act , and; 2) funds be used...

The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798-99 [historical background]

Thu Feb 12 2009 14:29:51 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Born In America  7 replies • 367+ views

Pinzler US History ^ | N/A | N/A

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798-99 were a series of resolutions passed by the legislatures of these states protesting the Alien and Sedition Acts. The Kentucky Resolutions were drafted by Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Resolutions by James Madison. They are a democratic protest against what Jefferson, Madison and other Republicans considered to be a dangerous usurpation of power by the federal government. The Kentucky Resolution of 1799 was the most radical of the resolutions and asserted that states had the power to nullify the laws of the federal government. As you read, think about how the Kentucky Resolutions...

For Those About to Seek Sovereignty, We Salute You

Wed Feb 11 2009 16:23:28 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ADReditor  77 replies • 1,057+ views

American Daily Review ^ | 02/11/2009 | John Barnhart

Two days ago Sheridan Folger, one of our Senior Writers and the Co-Founder of Let’s Get Theis Right.com and Conservative Solutions.org, wrote a very thought provoking article concerning the desire of many New Hampshire citizens to declare their sovereignty from the leftist Obama influenced law makers of Washington DC and their attempts to put a stranglehold on their state should they decide to further infringe on their states rights. Much like my state of Texas, the voters of New Hampshire have always considered themselves “keepers of the flame” when it comes to preserving and reserving the right of the state...

States Passing Resolutions of Sovereignty?

Wed Feb 11 2009 10:01:38 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by TCH  63 replies • 2,414+ views

Various State Legislatures | February 11, 2009 | TCH

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL AMERICANS - THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Good information to pass on to the sleeping public. It is preaching to the choir for most of you. Redistribute to the sleepers. 9+ States have now declared sovereignty... Add Washington to the list. In case you didn’t hear about it on the mainstream media (which you haven’t because they want to keep us asleep), numerous states are currently declaring or have already declared sovereignty, including:

Washington http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2009&bill=4009

New Hampshire http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html

Arizona http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/1r/bills/hcr2024p.htm

Montana http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billhtml/HB0246.htm

Michigan http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2009-HCR-0004

Missouri http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/HR212.HTM

Oklahoma http://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/state-legislator-charles-key-wants-to-limit-federal-power

California http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/93-94/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_44_bill_940829_chaptered

Georgia http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/1995_96/leg/fulltext/sr308.htm

Possibly: Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania,...

New Hampshire introduces resolution reaffirming state's rights HCR 0006

Tue Feb 10 2009 18:39:47 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by George Smiley  18 replies • 650+ views

The New Hampshire State Legislature website ^ | 09-JAN-2009 | Rep. Itse, Rep. Ingbretson, Rep. Comerford, Sen. Denley

HCR 6 “AS INTRODUCED 2009 SESSION 09-0274 09/01 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6 A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Comerford, Rock 9; Sen. Denley, Dist 3 COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs ANALYSIS This house concurrent resolution affirms States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. 09-0274 09/01 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this...

States’ Rights Revived? (Prelude to Secession?)

Sat Feb 07 2009 10:48:10 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Frantzie  37 replies • 1,465+ views

A-Letter (investmnet blog and newsletter) ^ | 2-7-2009 | MATTHEW COLLINS

Sovereign When Necessary States’ Rights Revived? Dear A-Letter Reader, This week, various state legislatures introduced bills intended to revive one of the most important gifts left to us by our forefathers…state sovereignty. No, you won’t hear about this on CNBC or Fox News. In fact, we just got word of it a few hours ago. All the way from Hawaii to New Hampshire…Georgia and California, nine states have so far introduced bills that would reaffirm state sovereignty as laid out in the ninth and tenth amendments to the constitution. Now – like I said – we just heard about this...

New Hampshire Fires First Shot of a New Civil War?

Tue Feb 10 2009 18:27:56 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by nysuperdoodle  113 replies • 2,321+ views

Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 10 Feb 2009 | EC

On Friday, I reported about the resolution being prepared in the New Hampshire State Legislature to fight the unconstitutional socialization and centralization of our federal government. Yesterday the resolution was introduced to the legislature with very strong wording that certain acts by the federal government would be seen as a "breach of peace" with the states, and "nullifying the Constitution."

Measure Sparks Abortion Concerns(FOCA interferes with state rights...)

Tue Feb 10 2009 14:07:10 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  14 replies • 352+ views

News-Leader ^ | February 9, 2009 | Chad Livengood

Article can't be posted due to copyright, yadda, yadda, so... LINK!

State Sovereignty is Starting to Steamroll

Mon Feb 09 2009 14:49:35 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Marauder  22 replies • 796+ views

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership ^ | 2009 | Constitution Party, JPFO.org

States Tell Feds: “Back Off” Legislatures Cite 10th Amendment In Strong Reminder To D.C. Lancaster, PA (February 7, 2009) A growing number of state legislatures across the country have put the federal government on notice that the United States Constitution gives states the authority to say: “Thus far and no farther!” Bills introduced in states, including Washington, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Arizona, defend state sovereignty as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution which states: .... The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are...

3 Cheers for the 10th Amendment Movement

Sat Feb 07 2009 22:01:39 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by EternalVigilance  25 replies • 743+ views

Saturday, February 7, 2009 ^ | Alan Keyes

I'm pleased to see the growing movement in State legislatures around the country to remind Americans of the existence and import of the 10th amendment to the Constitution. It reads simply "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." These words first of all firmly and unequivocally establish that the U.S. government has only the powers delegated to it by the Constitution of the United States on the authority of the sovereign people of the United States by whom it...

the 10th Amendment

Mon Feb 09 2009 06:51:33 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by SunkenCiv  68 replies • 877+ views

Constitution of the United States, via Populist America et al ^ | The Framers

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Ignorance v. Oklahoma: State Sovereignty, and its Frightening Media Blackout

Sun Feb 08 2009 23:12:49 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  74 replies • 1,449+ views

Fear Is Tyranny ^ | 6/18/2008 | Staff?

I heard a rumor today that Oklahoma’s state legislature had declared sovereignty from federal mandates it considered beyond the national government’s constitutional powers. On blogs and independent news outlets around the world, the news of Oklahoma’s resolution was making its rounds. The state invoked the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Oklahoma has informed the United States government that it will not continue to follow the federal government’s requests, if those requests...

State Sovereignty Movement Quietly Growing

Sat Feb 07 2009 06:34:16 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by nuconvert  36 replies • 864+ views

Blogcritics Mag. ^ | February 05, 2009

You may not have heard much about it, but there's a quiet movement afoot to reassert state sovereignty in America and stop the uncontrolled expansion of federal government power. Almost half of the state legislatures are considering or have representatives preparing to introduce resolutions which reassert the principles of the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution and the idea that federal power is strictly limited to specific areas detailed in the Constitution and that all other governmental authority rests with the states. -excerpt- There's a lot of excitement about these bills, but there are also a lot of misconceptions,...

Lawmaker says he wants to reclaim Utah lands (Sagebrush Rebellion)

Sun Feb 08 2009 18:54:41 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by george76  93 replies • 1,634+ views

abc 4 ^ | February 8, 2009

A state lawmaker said Friday he wants to reclaim Utah's lands and resources from the federal government so the public can use them for recreation and energy development. Rep. Michael Noel, R-Kanab, said he's declaring another Sagebrush Rebellion. The original Sagebrush Rebellion took place in the 1970s and 1980s, when a coalition of mining and grazing interests pressured federal policy makers to cede greater control of federal lands to state and local authorities. Noel said that Utah can "take care of itself," and that the federal government shouldn't be allowed to regulate what the state can do with its own...

New Hampshire Reclaims State Supremacy. What Will Obama Do?

Wed Feb 04 2009 08:38:45 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ElKafir  29 replies • 1,106+ views

Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix

I wonder what Obama will do if he will move on to enact new Federal firearms registration laws or another so called "assault" weapon ban after the New Hampshire legislative passes HCR6. Will Obama order his Brown Shirts... errr... National Civilian Forces to invade New Hampshire and restore hope and change? Read on

Well this is cool. Scratch that. It's Awesome [AZ].

Wed Feb 04 2009 18:42:08 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Weight of Glory  119 replies • 2,839+ views

Arizona State Legislature ^

Whereas, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States. Therefore Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring, that: 1. That the State of Arizona hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States. 2. That this Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as our...

Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty (Paging General Robert E. Lee)

Sat Feb 07 2009 03:24:06 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Evil Slayer  115 replies • 4,050+ views

wnd ^ | 2/6/09 | Jerome R. Corsi

NEW YORK – As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level. So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington. Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho,...

"Montana Firearms Freedom Act" 10TH AMENDMENT

Fri Feb 06 2009 18:59:08 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Idabilly  34 replies • 976+ views

2009 Montana Legislature ^ | January 13, 2009 | 2009 Montana Legislature

2009 Montana Legislature Additional Bill Links PDF (with line numbers) HOUSE BILL NO. 246 INTRODUCED BY J. BONIEK A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM FEDERAL REGULATION UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES A FIREARM, A FIREARM ACCESSORY, OR AMMUNITION MANUFACTURED AND RETAINED IN MONTANA; PROVIDING FOR THE DUTIES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL; AND PROVIDING AN APPLICABILITY DATE." BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: NEW SECTION. Section 1. Short title. [Sections 1 through 7] may be cited as the "Montana Firearms Freedom Act". NEW SECTION. Section 2....

Resolutions of Independence in 10 States…What IS this?

Fri Feb 06 2009 19:28:42 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by redhotright  27 replies • 1,125+ views

http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/ ^ | 2009-02-06 | Texas Darlin

TexasDarlin says "I came across this top WordPress post. The blogger later clarifies that these states have not enacted legislation yet; these are apparently proposed resolutions. Does anyone know what’s going on? Seriously. Are these resolutions common in recent history, or is this a new trend? I am seeking accurate and well-researched explanations and analysis. ..."

Washington State Introduces Claim to State Sovereignty

Fri Feb 06 2009 11:19:30 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ForGod'sSake  74 replies • 1,828+ views

nolanchart.com ^ | 2/04/2009 | Gary Wood

Legislatures in Washington State have introduced legislation claiming state sovereignty. This legislation sends a strong message that many believe the 10th Amendment still stands. The legislation was first read a few days ago, on January 30th. It was then referred to the Committee on State Government and Tribal Affairs. While some will claim it has little chance of passing we cannot underplay the importance of the message it sends to the country. Washington State legislators have joined with New Hampshire legislators in putting our original form of a Federalist Republic in the forefront of thought at a critical time in...

HCR-6 New Hampshire (States Rights)

Wed Feb 04 2009 09:16:23 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by ronnyquest  16 replies • 949+ views

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html ^

Way to go NH! Let's see the rest of our states take this first step to reminding the federal government that WE are in charge, not them.

New Hampshire Legislators Act to Stop Socialist Trend

Thu Feb 05 2009 21:34:14 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by nysuperdoodle  6 replies • 536+ views

Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 06 February 2009 | EC

Reader Bruce submitted this news and I thought I'd pass it along to our audience. ECR certainly supports states' rights and we're supportive of this bill. New Hampshire is a great state, almost like a big independent finger in the face of Boston. Ya gotta love that.

NH bill takes secessionist tone over expected Obama gun laws

Sun Feb 01 2009 16:18:18 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Dada Orwell  164 replies • 3,872+ views

RidleyReport.com ^

From RidleyReport.com New Hampshire reps try to draw new lines in the sand against expected Federal gun laws. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoXqaGZuxkE http://www.whistlestopper.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1294509#post1294509

New Hampshire succeeds

Wed Feb 04 2009 07:03:19 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by freedom lives  251 replies • 4,153+ views

New Hampshire legisature ^

A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled; and Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 2, Article 1 declares that the people...

New Hampshire Soverignty Resolution - HCR 0006

Wed Feb 04 2009 02:35:40 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by America2012  50 replies • 2,075+ views

State Of New Hampshire ^ | New Hampshire State House

HCR 6 – AS INTRODUCED 2009 SESSION 09-0274 09/01 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6 A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Comerford, Rock 9; Sen. Denley, Dist 3 COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs ANALYSIS This house concurrent resolution affirms States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. 09-0274 09/01 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this...

State of New Hampshire affirms States’ rights

Thu Feb 05 2009 20:46:20 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Idabilly  16 replies • 392+ views

State of New Hampshire ^ | 09/01/09 | HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6

HCR 6 – AS INTRODUCED 2009 SESSION 09-0274 09/01 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6 A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Comerford, Rock 9; Sen. Denley, Dist 3 COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs ANALYSIS This house concurrent resolution affirms States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. 09-0274 09/01 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this...

New Hampshire legislature puts Fed Gov on Notice

Tue Feb 03 2009 14:32:55 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) • by Jack Black  76 replies • 2,166+ views

NH Public Records ^ | 2009 | New Hampshire legislators

HCR 6 – AS INTRODUCED 2009 SESSION 09-0274 09/01 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6 A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Comerford, Rock 9; Sen. Denley, Dist 3 COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs ANALYSIS This house concurrent resolution affirms States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. 09-0274 09/01 STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles. Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this...


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I'd like to start this thread as an ongoing update of the movement to pass states rights (in particular 10th amendment) initiatives and bills in the various statehouses.

Ping me if you find a new article or FreeRepublic thread, and I will add it to this thread.

It would also be good to have contact information for state officials to urge them to pass these measures.

Any other thoughts and ideas welcome!

The initial ping was for the posters of the threads above. It's a one time thing, not to be repeated unless you request update pings. Let me know if you'd like to be on my (first!) ping list for significant thread updates.

1 posted on 02/24/2009 9:47:53 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion
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To: ForGod'sSake

ping


2 posted on 02/24/2009 9:48:34 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: lewisglad; DBCJR; Ernest_at_the_Beach; careyb; Think free or die; CARepublicans; lil'bit; ...

10th Amendment Ongoing thread ping


3 posted on 02/24/2009 10:02:25 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Osage Orange; GOP Poet; Army Air Corps; ducdriver; o_zarkman44; ...
Looks terrific! Lots of time and effort went into it I suspect. Much appreciated.

Now, I have encountered a more or less major problem with the ONLY file in which I maintained the 10th ping list along with HTML for graphics, links, etc. Lost about two thirds of the names on the list. Just to give you an idea of the problem, the file went from something like 12K in size to just over 34,000K!!! All of which is backward slash marks... Suspect a bug got into my computinmachine but dont' know that for a fact.

I can recover the HTML/links etc from a previous post but the rest of the names on the list may be gone. I'm in the process of trying to recover/repair the file but don't hold out much hope. I'll ping the names I have left and may just have to rebuild from there, so...

Click the 10th Amendment button for all articles tagged with keyword "10thamendment". There is a "statesrights" link at the top of the forum page.



Please ~ping~ me to articles relating to the 10th Amendment/States Rights so I can employ the pinger.

I continue to add names to the ping list as I run across others participating on similar threads. If you want off the list just say so.

Additional Resources:

Tenth Amendment Center
The Right Side of Life/State Initiatives
Find Law(Brief history of 10th Amendment)

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES

P.S. Whilst I work on recovering my ping list, you might find where IOWA submitted their own 10th resolution back in January. I had the link but did a system recovery and lost it too.

Oh well, pressing on...

4 posted on 02/24/2009 10:25:06 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.F.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Found it. Iowa General Assembly Senate Concurrent Resolution 1
5 posted on 02/24/2009 11:14:27 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.F.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees. If I don't make it to age 25, so be it.


6 posted on 02/24/2009 11:34:27 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Corazon
Petition for Florida Sovereignty
7 posted on 02/24/2009 11:35:28 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.F.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Thank you! Excellent resource page!

Bookmarked


8 posted on 02/25/2009 3:18:49 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: montesquiue

Ping!


9 posted on 02/25/2009 3:20:44 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 02/25/2009 4:34:44 AM PST by steelyourfaith (How many face lifts were required before the Speaker began speaking from her anal orifice?)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Ping! Great thread.


11 posted on 02/25/2009 7:13:11 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: ForGod'sSake

You might consider putting your pinglist in an online email or document [Google documents comes to mind].

The 12K to 34,000K sounds like a MS Word trick. Joy.

Some FReepers keep their pinglist on their FR home page. You could also FReepmail the list to yourself periodically.

I hope you get the names back. Let me know if I can help.


12 posted on 02/25/2009 7:35:47 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Campion; NFHale; tarpit; Weight of Glory; CodeMasterPhilzar; ...
Oddly enough, I had planned to store the file on line but just hadn't gotten around to it. Procrastination is a luxury one can occasionally afford having reached retirement age

It was quite a convoluted process, but I was able to recover the complete file so I'll be pinging the ones I missed on the earlier reply, in this reply. And yeah, it was most likely a clitch in Word, so I have since saved the file as a text file which may eliminate any quirkiness from Word.

~pinging~ those I missed earlier to unveil our 10th Amendment/States Rights resource thread.

13 posted on 02/25/2009 9:00:39 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Thanks for the ping!

This looks great!

14 posted on 02/25/2009 9:11:16 AM PST by lil'bit
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To: ForGod'sSake

Thanks FGS, you rock!


15 posted on 02/25/2009 9:15:31 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: wastedyears

Welcome to our thread and I hope you post links to new articles as you find them.


16 posted on 02/25/2009 9:16:09 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Islander7

Thanks and welcome. Please update us with any new links you find.


17 posted on 02/25/2009 9:16:39 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks for the ping SYF, and for all the work you do on the GW hoax.


18 posted on 02/25/2009 9:17:31 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Jack Black

Welcome and thanks! I hope we see more of these resolutions and bills. If you see any new threads or articles, we’d love to have a link in the thread.


19 posted on 02/25/2009 9:18:17 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: lil'bit

Welcome and thanks for posting one of the articles. Your posts are needed as this movement goes forward.

My husband asked me last night, “If Texas seceded, would you consider moving there?”

I said, “You can remove the preface ‘If Texas seceded’ and ask the same question. The answer is ‘Yes.’”


20 posted on 02/25/2009 9:20:10 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
A great article from our conservative FRiends to the north!

Americans Fighting Back Against Obama’s Socialism

21 posted on 02/25/2009 10:14:49 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

RE: California’s resolution............

What does a bill passed in 1994 have to do with Obama?

It’s pretty clear that Arnold isn’t going to flex the power(if any) that’s contained in this thing. Is anybody in Cali doing some saber rattling that you’re aware of?


22 posted on 02/25/2009 10:28:22 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (Entitlementally challenged)
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To: ForGod'sSake

This is great news!


23 posted on 02/25/2009 10:40:35 AM PST by JoeA (JoeA / welcome to third world politics.)
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To: JoeA

Thanks Joe! Welcome, and please feel free to post when you see a an article or thread not included here.


24 posted on 02/25/2009 10:58:01 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No one here is doing anything remotely related to the 10th amendment. However, there is a movement on to split the state in half. We’ll see where that goes, and where the split would be drawn. If it’s the Central Valley that withdraws from the coast, we might gain a conservative state.


25 posted on 02/25/2009 10:59:31 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Thanks FGS!


26 posted on 02/25/2009 11:11:39 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Thanks for your quick reply.

I ask that question mainly because of california’s repeated inclusion into these lists of states regarding the current “10th amendment/resolution movement”. See the human events article listed above that ties Obama together with all of this.

If this is an old resolution, and they aren’t currently doing anything remotely related to the 10th, then they shouldn’t be listed.

Am I reading all of this wrong?


27 posted on 02/25/2009 11:16:58 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (Fairness doctrine = Red Herring. Localism is the real threat)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Thank YOU, 10AC !!! It's my pleasure.
28 posted on 02/25/2009 11:51:28 AM PST by steelyourfaith (How many face lifts were required before the Speaker began speaking from her anal orifice?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

That’s how I would interpret it too. ARINOld nearly broke his neck trying to get to the stimulus “money” to stanch the bleeding this state is experiencing.


29 posted on 02/25/2009 12:23:15 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Marked


30 posted on 02/25/2009 12:28:46 PM PST by KarenMarie
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

YYYEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 02/25/2009 12:50:17 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; ForGod'sSake

You could ask other FReepers to hang onto a copy of your ping list. I have two others who do that for my homeschool lists. That way if anything happens to me or my computer, the lists are still available. It’s not likely that something would happen to all three of us simultaneously.


32 posted on 02/25/2009 12:52:48 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: KarenMarie

Hi and welcome, I hope we get more of these resolutions. Let us know if you see an article on FR or online. Thanks!


33 posted on 02/25/2009 2:32:38 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: sionnsar

Do you know if this proposal got any further in the state of Washington? It’s been 13 years since California asserted its version of states rights. (Now they are groveling and taking all the money they can get.)


34 posted on 02/25/2009 2:34:35 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: metmom

A new thread on FR:

Oklahoma House passes sovereignty bill (Get your teabags ready)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2193915/posts


35 posted on 02/25/2009 2:41:22 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Westbrook; puffer; Man50D; BGHater; ConservativeMan55; IrishCatholic; MrB; Two Kids' Dad; jdub; ...

Ping to a tenth amendment update thread, you might find some interesting/useful/encouraging news over here.


36 posted on 02/25/2009 2:51:51 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: wastedyears

37 posted on 02/25/2009 6:05:50 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: metmom; TenthAmendmentChampion
You could ask other FReepers to hang onto a copy of your ping list.

I've been considering that. The way it's been going since this began, I've been adding as many as 20 - 25 names per day. Even at that, I know I've missed quite a few that have participated on like threads, so it's being updated almost continuously. I haven't counted, but I think there are well over 400 names already - and still growing. Frequent updates will be in order, at least for the time being.

Anyway, I think you may have just nominated TenthAmendmentChampion as a backup since she will be "manning" the resource thread. Mind taking on another chore TenthAmendmentChampion???

38 posted on 02/25/2009 6:07:35 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
State Sovereignty Resolutions

A separate list of lists...

39 posted on 02/25/2009 7:27:49 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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Can now add Kentucky to the list of states claiming state sovereignty
The Right Side of Life ^ | February 25, 2009 | Phil

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:55:26 PM by conservativegramma

The TenthAmendmentCenter.com reported today that Kentucky State Rep. and Majority Whip John Will Stacy (D) introduced HCR168 (status page):

Declare state sovereignty over powers not given to the the federal government by the U. S. Constitution; demand the federal government to cease mandates beyond constitutionlly delegated powers; prohibit federal legialtion requiring state passage of laws under threat of penalties or sanctions; direct the Clerk to distribute copies of the Resolution.

40 posted on 02/25/2009 8:39:49 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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Missouri Republican leaders resistant to unemployment stimulus money
The Kansas City Star ^ | February 25, 2009 | David A. Lieb

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:40:29 PM by MissouriConservative

Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that they are willing to turn down $133 million in federal stimulus money rather than change Missouri's law on jobless benefits.

Unemployed Missourians already are to receive a $25 weekly boost in benefits as a result of the federal stimulus law. That won't be affected.

But Republicans say they don't like a second prong that would require Missouri to expand unemployment benefits to receive additional federal money. They fear businesses would shoulder a higher tax burden to continue the expanded benefits when the federal money runs out.

"This is essentially a federal bribe to change state laws permanently, and the bribe lasts two years or less," said Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. He was joined at a news conference by House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, and other Republican lawmakers.

41 posted on 02/25/2009 9:25:14 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

BTTT


42 posted on 02/26/2009 3:00:14 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: ForGod'sSake

Sure. I put my own ping list on Google documents. If you wanted, you could put the list there and share it with me. Want to do that? I can FReepmail my gmail address.


43 posted on 02/26/2009 8:20:04 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: E.G.C.

Welcome EGC, let us know if you find any new articles or threads on this topic. Could it be that our states have found their backbones?


44 posted on 02/26/2009 8:23:19 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Resolutions to Affirm State Sovereignty may be Prelude to Secession

Natural News.com - Feb 16, 2009

Members of the Campaign are directly responsible for Oklahoma's resolution that "the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment ...

45 posted on 02/26/2009 8:24:56 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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Oklahoma House passes sovereignty bill

American Daily - ‎20 hours ago‎

18 by a wide margin, 83 to 13, resolving, “That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United ...

46 posted on 02/26/2009 8:26:44 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Firestorm Brewing Between US States and Federal Government [Australia opines]

WRITTEN BY LANCE L. LANDON

Could this be an ominous shadow drawing on the end of the United States of America? For years the Federal Government has presumed to be the all-powerful force governing our country, but it just could be that the Federal Government only exists at the pleasure of the state governments and the citizens thereof. States declaring sovereignty sounds like an act of secession and revolution. However the federal government can apparently be dissolved and another one formed anew at the discretion of the states. The existing Federal government may not leave willingly like so many European governments that are replaced routinely and it may engage a military effort with our own soldiers or the likes of a Black Water illegal military invasion to retain total control over us.

United States Federal Government laws are often in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which is perturbing, these events. This is predicated on an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation, which states that, “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation [now Federation] expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”

continues

47 posted on 02/26/2009 8:28:35 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Thanks, T.A.C. Yes, it does seem that my state does have a backbone. Congrats to Rep. Blogddoon on passing the succession resloution.


48 posted on 02/26/2009 9:52:18 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
If you wanted, you could put the list there and share it with me. Want to do that?

JMO, but that may be overkill. I've saving it in a couple of different formats now and also storing it on my server provided web space. In any case, I'll copy the list and send it to you in Freepmail and you can do with it as you please.

49 posted on 02/26/2009 10:15:25 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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To: EBH
Thanks EBH. Another terrific article from our FRiends up north, waaaaay up north.

Are the States About to Slap the Runaway Fed Down to Constitutional Size?
Canada FREE Press ^ | February 25, 2009 | JB Williams

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:04:31 PM by PlainOleAmerican

Is it possible that state legislators know precisely what they are doing? Whether they know it or not, they are putting the people in the proper position to reclaim their country. Do they have the courage to follow through?

(snip)

On February 5, 2009, I released a column titled New Hampshire Leads Next American Revolution! At the time, only a handful of states had introduced legislative efforts to reclaim state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

As of February 17th, when I released It’s Time for American Freedom Fighters to Unite, some twenty states had followed that lead, introducing measures of their own aimed at reclaiming state rights to defend against what was clearly becoming a runaway Democratic Socialist juggernaut in Washington DC, running roughshod over Republican members of congress and the millions of Americans they represent.

Today, the number of states claiming state sovereignty, some outlining specific federal actions that have far more to do with usurping the US Constitution than upholding it, has grown to at least thirty two… the magic number is 34....

50 posted on 02/26/2009 10:30:06 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - B.Franklin)
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