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Mississippi bill would nullify federal laws
Fox ^ | Jan 24 13 | AP

Posted on 01/27/2013 5:28:53 AM PST by WKB

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again.

Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws.

Chism said Thursday that the tea party-backed measure is a response to President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul and proposals to curb gun violence.

"Certainly, the Obamacare started this," Chism told The Associated Press, referring to the health care plan, "but then gun show loopholes that the president wanted after Newtown really put an exclamation on that -- that we need to do something to stand up for the Tenth Amendment."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 01/27/2013 5:29:02 AM PST by WKB
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To: WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 01/27/2013 5:29:59 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ...

Mississippi ping


3 posted on 01/27/2013 5:30:57 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

The great state of Mississippi.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 5:38:41 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: WKB

This is the way to go......States should only send money to Washington for Defense and a few other things.....People of the state are required to send there U.S. taxes to the State...the State sends a percent to the Feds....and keeps the rest....


5 posted on 01/27/2013 5:45:01 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: WKB

Montana, Missouri, Virginia, Colorado,Kentucky, Oregon are doing that same -


6 posted on 01/27/2013 5:51:08 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: WKB
But Mississippi College constitutional law professor Matt Steffey said the measure is a waste of time because federal law trumps state law when the two are in conflict.

Some "Constitutional" law professor - he obviously doesn't understand the real meaning behind the Supremacy Claus. Federal law trumps State law when State law is in violation of the Constitution, not the other way around.

7 posted on 01/27/2013 6:00:38 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: WKB

Few people understand this since they have been so dumbed down...on our history of our former republic...

The battle to rein in the federal behemoth will be won by states legislators finally using the 10 th amendment to tell DC you have gone too far...take your mandates and shove them...

The clowns in DC seen to have forgetton we are a country of 50 sovereign states...

...unless we go belly up first..


8 posted on 01/27/2013 6:01:34 AM PST by JZoback
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To: WKB

What would really unnerve the feds at this point is if the individual states start making nullification compacts among themselves.

What this would mean is that, if one state had neutralized the federal agents attempting to enforce an unconstitutional law or regulation, and federal agents from the state with reciprocity tried to intervene or provide support to reinforce the neutralized agents, they would be in “equal violation” because of the agreement. Which could make them subject to arrest as well, though they had not broken the law in their home state.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 6:14:52 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: WKB

Good on Ole Miss.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 6:17:08 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: WKB

Give ‘em Hell Magnolia State!


11 posted on 01/27/2013 6:23:41 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: trebb

The universities in Mississippi are oases of idiocy and stupidity in an otherwise sensible state.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 6:44:56 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: trebb

Proffesor Steffey may well be one of those who teach that the Constitution is a “living document” that can mean what those in power want it to mean. He may be one who teaches we are a democracy and not a republic. He may be obama’s equal as a constitutional scholar.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 7:15:23 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: Hojczyk

What REALLY needs to happen is for the states to tell Washington that ANY law that has exemptions for Congress will be deemed unconstitutional and will not be enforced. PERIOD!


14 posted on 01/27/2013 7:17:27 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mrsmel
The universities in Mississippi are oases of idiocy and stupidity in an otherwise sensible state.

Not sure if the "Professor" isn't a carpet bagger teaching in Mississippi.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 7:31:42 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Well, I don’t like it, but undoubtedly some of the morons must be home-grown. How many had a hand in doing away with Colonel Reb, “Dixie”, the flag at football games, etc? They couldn’t all have been carpetbaggers. The self-appointed “elite” native Mississippians will break their own legs to prove to their Yankee cohorts that they’re not like the rest of us rednecks who voted to keep our flag. Filthy cowardly suck-ups.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 7:37:35 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: FreeReign

Oh, and just judging from that guy’s picture and knowing nothing else, he sure sets off my gaydar.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 7:40:58 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BCW

“Montana, Missouri, Virginia, Colorado,Kentucky, Oregon are doing that same -”

We’re doing the same in Texas, except, as usual with this governor (except for toll roads), it’s all talk.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 8:00:57 AM PST by BobL
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To: WKB; LibLieSlayer
There's not a day that goes by wherein I'm not thankful I live in the great state of Mississippi!

Now you'll notice in the article, the race card is played, by black racists claiming we're defying the Fed's because we have a black president and we're trying to turn back the clock to pre-civil right's days, by keeping this new gun control legislation out of Mississippi!

That's some kind of weird logic right there for ya!
19 posted on 01/27/2013 8:41:45 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FreeReign

Our universities are full of carpet baggers.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 8:58:02 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: mrsmel

What about the admistration at “Ole Miss”? That’s where it comes from and I don’t believe they are even Southern.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 9:01:59 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: WKB
South Carolina is all in on this.
22 posted on 01/27/2013 9:05:18 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: onyx
There's not a day that goes by wherein I'm not thankful I live in the great state of Mississippi!

I ain't from around here but I've been in Mississippi for more than 10 years now. More than anything else I am thankful for the efforts of this state to totally eliminate abortion. Praise God!

23 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:58 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mrsmel

Unfortunately, that is commonplace in most states nowadays.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 11:16:02 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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