Skip to comments.States seek to nullify Obama efforts
Posted on 07/27/2013 2:54:54 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
States seek to nullify Obama efforts By: Tal Kopan July 27, 2013 03:14 PM EDT
Infuriated by what they see as the long arm of Washington reaching into their business, states are increasingly telling the feds: Keep out!
Bills that would negate a variety of federal laws have popped up this year in the vast majority of states - with the amount of anti-federal legislation sharply on the rise during the Obama administration, according to experts.
The nullification trend in recent years - which has touched off both fierce battles within the states, and between the states and the feds, as well as raising questions and court battles about whether any of it is legal - has largely focused on three areas: gun control; health care; and national standards for drivers licenses.
In at least 37 states legislation has been introduced that in some way guts federal gun regulations, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The bills were signed into law this spring in two states, Kansas and Alaska, and in two more lawmakers hope to override a governors veto. Twenty states since 2010 have passed laws that either opt out of or challenge mandatory parts of Obamacare, the National Conference of State Legislatures says. And half the states have OKd measures aimed knocking back the Real ID Act of 2005, which dictates Washingtons requirements for issuing drivers licenses.
Rosa Parks is the beacon of light: If you say no to something, you can change the world, Michael Boldin, the Founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, which favors states rights, told POLITICO.
Isnt that what its supposed to be, We, the people? he added. Over the past few years youve seen this growing
People are getting sick and tired of federal power.
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In the constitution of 1787, the states were not the hydrant for the federal dog.
Repeal the 17th Amendment.
“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.”
Under President Wilson, the US was effectively under a coup and one Senator who spoke against WWI was arrested and imprisoned for 10-years, and the president had nearly 200,000 people reporting on their neighbors; while J Edgar Hoover was the enforcer. The US today is undergoing a revolution under a similar democrat president who has just mandated Federal employees report on each other, and if later one of them is arrested then those who failed to report will be held liable - our country will lose it’s civil liberates. The US is basically underpinned in civil liberty via Religion, e.g., the Western Judeo-Christian type, and as the government forces religion out of life and legislates into an illegal practice in both practice and thought, the liberty of everyone will also be gone along with the religion.
Plus term limits and a balanced budget amendment.
“...Repeal the 17th Amendment...”
That would be a good start.
Although Washington’s marijuana law is not popular with many on this forum, the feds have stepped in here just the other day.
A couple who ran a legal dispensary and lived on their boat were kicked off by the feds and the boat confiscated.
I do find it ironic, though, that some of the marijuana advocates have no doubt been big gov voters versus states rights for their lifetime voting history.
I guess they only want states rights when they want what they want.