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Breaking News: Power to the People! Repeal Amendment Gaining Strength
Right Side News ^ | 11/26/10 | James Simpson

Posted on 11/26/2010 1:29:20 PM PST by RightSideNews

Yet another unanticipated fastball has been hurled directly at the radical left’s destructive agenda. It is called the Repeal Amendment. Brainchild of Georgetown Constitutional Law Professor Randy Barnett, the proposal has gotten legs with the help of Florida attorney Marianne Moran, Executive Director of RepealAmendment.org.The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations. Virginia Representative Eric Cantor, slated to be Majority Leader in the upcoming Congress, has gotten behind the movement, as has Virginia’s governor, and lieutenant governor, leaders in the state legislature and Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Cantor articulates the justification well:

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 10th; 10thamendment; constitution; notbreakingnews; obamacare; repeal; repealamendment; states; statesrights
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1 posted on 11/26/2010 1:29:28 PM PST by RightSideNews
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To: RightSideNews

Randy Barnett is a treasure:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044199838345461.html


2 posted on 11/26/2010 1:32:04 PM PST by Hostage
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To: kingattax

Lepanto Ping!!


3 posted on 11/26/2010 1:35:17 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: RightSideNews

sign me up


4 posted on 11/26/2010 1:35:53 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (The greatest deterrent to liberalism is sunlight.)
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To: Hostage

Agree.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1149329/posts


5 posted on 11/26/2010 1:38:58 PM PST by Jacquerie (The Law is too important to be left to lawyers.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 1:39:07 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RightSideNews

Consider that laws, especially amendments, have two sharp edges that cut both ways. Take the time to consider how such a law would be applied in CA or MA, where the insane are in the majority.


7 posted on 11/26/2010 1:39:13 PM PST by lurk
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To: RightSideNews
Oh yeah, this is gettin' good...


8 posted on 11/26/2010 1:40:41 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Hostage

THANKS for posting this link. I immediately forwarded it to friends.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 1:41:14 PM PST by Starboard
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To: RightSideNews

Once again this is a stuip idea that I don’t think I could support: The tenth amendment already covers this, what we really need is an amendment limiting the courts to rule in an originalist way, and making it easier to impeach them.

J.S.


10 posted on 11/26/2010 1:42:18 PM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: RightSideNews

I’m all for this, I will never quit fighting these despots.

But it’s too late for this method to work.

This will incite more [illegal] edits and behavior by the Feds. I am of the opinion that the current new levels of intimidation by DHS and TSS are directly related to the Nov election results. They are going to show us who is boss.

Each new (legal and proper) attempt by the people to shrink the Federal monster will be met with more repression by bureaucratic agencies that make their own laws without congress.

Bet on it.


11 posted on 11/26/2010 1:44:04 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: JSDude1

Yes, but does congress follow 10th amendment?


12 posted on 11/26/2010 1:44:17 PM PST by scbison
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Repeal the 17th amendment.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 1:45:09 PM PST by GoDuke
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To: DarthVader

the obottoman empire must be crushed !!!


14 posted on 11/26/2010 1:45:11 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: RightSideNews; T.L.Sink; Gapplega; freekitty; Nachum; sheik yerbouty; GailA; GOP_Lady; ...

Thank God our freedom and our future just may be saved from this Regime and the RATs and RINOs in Congress and any other political tyrants and/or traitors. You know their names!


15 posted on 11/26/2010 1:45:16 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RightSideNews
The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations.

Something we've been calling for on FR since the beginning...

16 posted on 11/26/2010 1:46:03 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: RightSideNews

Bad, bad, bad! We do not want a Constitutional battle at this time in this country! It’ll open the door to all kinds of tweeking with our Constitution.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 1:46:26 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: RightSideNews

Great idea! Until it gets handed over to the SCOTUS and it will be SSDD all over again.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 1:47:03 PM PST by bigheadfred (mind like a steel trap---rusted shut...)
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To: JSDude1

What we really need are gallows. Lot’s of ‘em.


19 posted on 11/26/2010 1:47:08 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: RightSideNews

Too bad we need an Amendment to support the existing 10th Amendment.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 1:48:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (In case you don't know, everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON!)
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To: RightSideNews

If Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is on board - count me in. He would make a great President.

He is like Sarah or Michelle Bachmann in a suit. ;-)

Ken C gets in the face of the libs. I sure wish Christie were more like Ken.


21 posted on 11/26/2010 1:48:12 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: lurk

Well, the states where the leftist residents wish to live in a leftist world, then I suppose let them if that’s what they think they want (since you can’t stop them anyway). The producers will eventually leave the state for a saner residence, the non-producing leftists who are left will find that the emaciated money sow in their state government will eventually dry up - and then, good luck to ‘em.


22 posted on 11/26/2010 1:48:43 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: ExTexasRedhead; DarthVader
"thank God" is right.

the Spirit of the Lord is moving in a mighty way in this nation as He has heard the prayers of His people and is answering.

23 posted on 11/26/2010 1:49:10 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: lurk

I say go ahead and let them become ecotopia, homoland, or east germany. That would clear out the minority of idiot termites chewing away at the foundations of states that are still somewhat sane by giving them a beacon to home in on. It would also give the people that actually have some common sense and decency, but live in nuthouses, places to go.


24 posted on 11/26/2010 1:49:22 PM PST by L,TOWM (The Democratic Party Platform: Lies, promulgated by Liars whose only real talent is Lying.)
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To: lurk

Its going to be much easier for the states to repeal onerous liberal laws and regulations than its going to be easier for the state to repeal conservative laws and regulations they don’t like.


25 posted on 11/26/2010 1:55:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lurk

As far as CA and MA are concerned, there are far more red states than blue. If it could be limited to this amendment and no further tweaking, this could restore the “Republic” and counter the “democratic” trend of our country. It is the progressive bendt of the populous urban blue states that is finding its majority voice in Congress. It is these areas that like big government largess and embrace the collective over the individual. Such an amendment might even counter the expansion of the Commerce and treaty clauses that have created a top-down government and reduced our states to mere implementing tools of federal legislation in broad areas.


26 posted on 11/26/2010 1:56:20 PM PST by marsh2
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To: RightSideNews

i don’t like it. What if california decides to repeal freedom of speech to keep people from criticizing al gore’s stupid ass global warming bullshit?

What if new york decides to repeal right to due process when applied to women’s rights issues? ie, if you are accused of stalking, you go to jail without a trial? or if you say something critical of gays?


27 posted on 11/26/2010 1:58:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: RightSideNews

This is an amendment that I support.


28 posted on 11/26/2010 2:00:36 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yep, I ripped John Conyrn, my Senator, a new one for his sponsership of net neutral and helping the RINOS.


29 posted on 11/26/2010 2:05:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RightSideNews

btt


30 posted on 11/26/2010 2:05:52 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: RightSideNews

Like that will ever happen.

But I like the idea. Removes states with high density populations from over powering the other states.


31 posted on 11/26/2010 2:09:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: freekitty

“Yep, I ripped John Conyrn, my Senator, a new one for his sponsership of net neutral and helping the RINOS.”

I didn’t realize he was had sponsored net neutrality. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting real tired of having to call his office constantly and berate his anti-conservative boneheaded moves. First he’s for getting rid of the anchor baby law, then he goes to Uvalde and backtracks. That’s just one in many. His time has long been up, but we’re stuck with him until 2014. If we can get rid of KBH in 2012, it might scare the daylights out of him.


32 posted on 11/26/2010 2:10:50 PM PST by TxAnn56
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To: GoDuke

Repeal the following Amendments and institute these:

1. Repeal the 16th (Income Tax) and 17th Amendment (Direct Vote of Senate)
2. Repeal the 26th Amendment (Voting Age Set at 18)
3. Set a Balanced Budget Amendment
4. Pass a State Repeal Amendment
5. Repeal Obamacare
6. Make Abortion Illegal Amendment (Right to Life)


33 posted on 11/26/2010 2:12:26 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: JSDude1
Once again this is a stuip idea that I don’t think I could support: The tenth amendment already covers this, what we really need is an amendment limiting the courts to rule in an originalist way, and making it easier to impeach them.

The Tenth Amendment does, indeed, cover the power to do this, but there is no overt mechanism for the states to exert that power. In other words, when the federal government overreaches, there is no formal nullification process for the states other than the governor to say "Screw you". This amendment could be that nullification, although I think it should be simple majority.
34 posted on 11/26/2010 2:12:44 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: mamelukesabre

Then they would need 2/3rds of the states to agree with them.

The Constitution itself would stay intact. This only applies to legislation and regulations forced on us by the Federal government.


35 posted on 11/26/2010 2:12:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Go back and read the fourth sentence of the article.


36 posted on 11/26/2010 2:16:34 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: lurk

2/3rds of the STATES legislators would need to vote to repeal the laws, not the citizens.


37 posted on 11/26/2010 2:22:20 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: GoDuke

Yeah, in reality, that would be the better way to approach this. But if you’re going to that trouble, throw this in as an added safeguard that will prevent those whom the state legislators send to represent them in the fedgov partake in usurpation.


38 posted on 11/26/2010 2:25:10 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: WestwardHo

The Constitution has already been tweaked beyond recognition by the courts and the executive branch. We have nothing to lose.


39 posted on 11/26/2010 2:32:13 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; greyfoxx39; bamahead

ping


40 posted on 11/26/2010 2:33:30 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: RightSideNews

It’ll be breaking news if and when an amendment is ratified. Until then it isn’t.


41 posted on 11/26/2010 2:34:26 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: TxAnn56

Yep, there was a list of the co sponsors here on FR a while back.

He needs to go especially due to the fact he helped RINOS and not conservatives win 2010.


42 posted on 11/26/2010 2:37:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RightSideNews

I’m getting real tired of what the States can do. You fools, do it. Start the ball rolling and while your at it, work on impeachment for our communists black Muslim leader.


43 posted on 11/26/2010 2:43:23 PM PST by Logical me
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To: kingattax

Spread the word viral over the Internet while we still have that freedom that they’re trying to take.


44 posted on 11/26/2010 3:00:19 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Agree with your post, and because of the Liberal City, the Liberal Judge, the liberal jury foreperson, the majority Democrat Jury, the timing in which the Judge disallowed a delay until after the four day Holiday I believe a message, a threat was sent to the GOP, to the TEA Party, to the Conservatives by the verdict in the Tom Delay case in Texas.

Acquitted of every other of the trumped up charges against him this verdict stinks of collusion, of tampering, of influence.

It appears a threat to us, to our people going into this new Congress to me.


45 posted on 11/26/2010 3:01:30 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: RightSideNews

Hot Damn.


46 posted on 11/26/2010 3:20:27 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: RightSideNews

Not too sure this one makes a lot of sense. Keep in mind that this could cut both ways...

It’s time to take back the country. This might not be the way to start.


47 posted on 11/26/2010 3:20:31 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Twinkie

California will become a Hippie Wasteland.


48 posted on 11/26/2010 3:22:07 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: DownInFlames
Why would you like to repeal the 26th? IMO, if you old enough to kill and/or die for your country, you're old enough to vote for/against those who could be ordering you to do so. Same goes with drinking and similar things.
49 posted on 11/26/2010 3:29:45 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
through faith more and more people are believing that God will not allow these monsters to succeed.

America was created by and belongs to God.

50 posted on 11/26/2010 3:30:18 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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