Skip to comments.Obama's Imperial Decree: Target Oklahoma
Posted on 08/07/2009 7:06:37 AM PDT by sovereignty2
Remember the good old days, when one only had to watch out for the Federal Governments twisted interpretation of the commerce clause to justify tyranny?
Well those days seem to be long gone. The Obama Administration has been employing an old tactic lately what some might call an imperial threat and theyre not doing it overseas, either.
The state of Oklahoma is now the target of a direct challenge from US Attorney General Eric Holder, who is using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as justification to violate Oklahomas sovereignty as affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution.
In a letter written to the State Attorney General in April, the Federal government used aggressive language, bringing up the possibility of withholding Federal funds appropriated for Oklahoma. The reason? A proposed amendment to the State Constitution, which requires voter approval, that would make English the official language of the State.
What it indicates is the Federal Governments contempt for the states, in this case Oklahoma, and for the idea of federal as opposed to national government. AG Holder believes that Oklahoma is an administrative subdivision of the USA, and that it is perfectly right for him to coerce Oklahomans to do his will. Who cares whether he has ever been to Oklahoma, met an Oklahoman, or thought about Oklahoma? said Kevin Gutzman, an American historian and bestselling author.
DESTROYING LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Both of these letters, particularly this letter to the Attorney General of Oklahoma, are very officious, observed Rob Natelson, professor of law at the University of Montana. It reminds one eerily of the kinds of communications that started to come out from the Emperor to the local cities of the Roman Empire, beginning the course of the ultimate destruction of local government.
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If this is WAR, I’m moving to Oklahoma.
This is precisely the sort of thing that should make the State Sovereignty people feel increased energy. Their enemy is coming for them and their only defense is to re-double their efforts.
If this is the price we have to pay for Obama doubling the troop count in Afghanistan and maybe getting us into war with more countries, such as Pakistan or Columbia, then this is a small price to pay. War uber alles.
OK is being targeted by this thug specifically because no county voted for him.
It’s serendipitous that OK and Tx are contiguous.
Tell the one to “bring it on”. There is a reason you won’t see these town hall meetings in OK. The union thugs and ACORN agents would be beaten to a pulp inside of a minute.
P.S. They can add me to the “enemies” list.
Only 34% of Oklahomans voted for ZERO and if we had a vote today, he would be lucky to get 20% here. Take on Oklahoma and their voters — go right ahead and help us throw out the lone Democrat in our delegation. All I know is that since we passed the tough Immigration Laws, the number of illegals has dropped noticeably. In fact, you can now go in an emergency room and be seen almost immediately! No more waiting behind illegals.
Holder can take it and shove it. He will be at the end of the Unemployment Line in Jan 2013 if not sooner.
We do appreciate his help in electing Cong Mary Fallin as our next Governor and getting rid of Doofus the Governor in Jan 2011. Our Doofus Governor loves ZERO. The Attorney General Democrat running for Governor threw in with Gore in 2000 and against the Boy Scouts in CT using this State who had overwhelmingly voted for Bush against Bush. No Democrat stands a prayer to be elected our new Governor.
Send the Democrats to the back of the Unemployment line in Nov 2009.
Hey Holder...DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS..and remember...TEXAS HAS OKLAHOMA’S BACK BRO!
Obama and his communist thugs are completely out of control.
Good luck !
holder is really kicking a hornet’s nest.
If you’re in Texas, sit tight. If OK goes, we Texans will go with them.
Do not send the money to the feds, fund your own highways, your own schools, your own power plants.
Why send your money to washington to get only 83 percent of it back?
Thanks for having our back Texas =)
How about if Oklahoma said all business within the state will send all Federal Income Taxes collected to the state treasurer. The state treasurer will then make disbursements to the Feds as appropriate. This would give the people the cover they need. Oklahoma could withhold any taxes from the Feds and jam this threat right down their Bolshevik throats.
If they withhold federal funds then Oklahoma should pass a law saying its citizens can deduct the percentage owed them from their next return (conveniently calculated by the states department of revenue). Withholding funds should not be possible otherwise taxation without representation is being violated. This is why the 16th amendment is a joke, thing kind of thing could not happen prior to it.
Let’s go back to having the state’s remit funds to the Fed instead of the people. Then the Fed has to answer to the states and cannot bully individuals (as our founders intended).
BTW, what the heck is wrong or illegal about a state declaring that English is its official language?
Just need a governor with the balls to do it.
I’m sending this article to a lot of our friends and relatives. Keep it up, Obummer, and you’ll have even the ‘rats in this state hating your guts.
Excellent. I agree wholeheartedly.
The “big reset” has to happen through our state legislatures.
We, the militia, will have to be ready to repel invaders that attempt to violate state sovereignty, however.
I am already here and we won't take this $#!+ form zero, holder or anyone else for that matter. If they want a fight, they found it here.....red
Why move to Oklahoma?
In the spring the wind blows like crazy. In the summer it can be terribly hot and in the winter some days are really cold.
Now look at the map and you will see all 77 counties voted red, that’s why!
Texas, OK... I’m in Ks - next up the chain.
I would be just pleased as punch to live in “Jesusland” - from the electoral map of 2004.
We’d have to have strict “no liberal” immigration policies though, to keep the “progressives” from escaping their self created hellholes and bringing their destructive ideas with them.
Both of these letters, particularly this letter to the Attorney General of Oklahoma, are very officious,
Officious! The precisely correct word for the attitude taken by this administration toward its role in serving the people: instead of stewards of the public trust, they stepped in as “master” to the people’s “servant”. Not a big Sooner fan myself, being a Longhorn, but this is (gulp) bigger than interstate rivalry!
And Arkansas will be with both of you.
Maybe Oklahoma should beat them to the punch and withhold its funds given to the federal government, first!
But that is not the point in controversy. It is, whether congress has a right to regulate that, which is not committed to it, under a power, which is committed to it, simply because there is, or may be an intimate connexion between the powers. If this were admitted, the enumeration of the powers of congress would be wholly unnecessary and nugatory. Agriculture, colonies, capital, machinery, the wages of labour, the profits of stock, the rents of land, the punctual performance of contracts, and the diffusion of knowledge would all be within the scope of the power; for all of them bear an intimate relation to commerce. The result would be, that the powers of congress would embrace the widest extent of legislative functions, to the utter demolition of all constitutional boundaries between the state and national governments. When duties are laid, not for purposes of revenue, but of retaliation and restriction, to countervail foreign restrictions, they are strictly within the scope of the power, as a regulation of commerce. But when laid to encourage manufactures, they have nothing to do with it. The power to regulate manufactures is no more confided to congress, than the power to interfere with the systems of education, the poor laws, or the road laws of the states.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution
I agree nearly completely. Only difference is you need to write "us" instead of "them," and "our" instead of "their."
Welcome aboard, brother. Keep your powder dry!
The first thing we do is reorganize our universities. Abolish tenure and demand fair and balanced education. Radical leftist faculty MUST, at all times, be balanced with conservative faculty. Every great revolution revamps the universities. Communism has been festering in American universities since the Stalinist days of the 1930s. The chickens have come home to roost as a majority of Americans are now left leaning...
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That's a great idea. Any Freeper attorneys who could comment on how to do this with maximum legal effect? We need to starve the Federal beast.
Damn right. Arkansans in overwhelming numbers reject Obama.
thats fine, then OK will not forward the Fed’s share of the income taxes. This is line that will start it, I just don’t know which state is going to be the first to do this.
This Texan agrees. We need to make sure Rick Perry knows what is going on, I’m sure he does, but just saying. Rick has been accused of lots of things, and some of his proposals I certainly didn’t agree with, but as of late he seems to be seeing it the way we do. I think he knows Ogabe will never do anything constructive for Texas, only try to rape the workers and citizens here. I’m going to e-mail him
You can’t have ‘em all! send some to Texas so we can have fun too!
You might not be from Oklahoma, but thought the article might be of interest to you. These tactics will likely be applied to all states.
Perry has probably gotten a similar letter from Holder..the gitmo terrorist’s lawyer. Perry is not going to put up with Ogabe for one minute..lol...and neither are the citizens of Texas. I have talked to several people here this morning and they are steaming mad about these Obama goons beating up on folks at these townhalls across the country. They had better not try it here or they are going to get their asses kicked!
Oklahoma needs to show how seriously they take the Constitution by passing a law starting in 2012 that requires Presidential candidates that want to appear on the Oklahoma ballot to submit an original BC to prove NBC.
Bring it on feds and you’d better pack a lunch. This Okie is ready for whatever you got. Oh, and f%ck ACORN.
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