Sunday, July 25, 2010

Federal Government Working to Remove Sovereignty of States

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It has been reported that 46 states are on the verge of bankruptcy.  Since states are Constitutionally mandated to balance their budgets, and do not possess the ability to print money, they're finding themselves in a critically weakened position to challenge the Federal Government.

In our republic, states have sovereignty to create and enforce their own laws as long as they don't violate the U.S. Constitution.  The Tenth Amendment gives states the freedom from Federal laws and regulations if they deem them to be unconstitutional.

The Tenth Amendment: which makes explicit the idea that the Federal government is limited only to the powers granted in the Constitution, is generally recognized to be a truism. States and local governments have occasionally attempted to assert exemption from various federal regulations, especially in the areas of labor and environmental controls, using the Tenth Amendment as a basis for their claim.

An oft-repeated quote, from United States v. Darby, 312 U.S. 100, 124 (1941), reads as follows:
The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered. There is nothing in the history of its adoption to suggest that it was more than declaratory of the relationship between the national and state governments as it had been established by the Constitution before the amendment or that its purpose was other than to allay fears that the new national government might seek to exercise powers not granted, and that the states might not be able to exercise fully their reserved powers...(Source)
Recently, it seems the Federal government is overstepping their authority and infringing on the sovereignty of states.  Furthermore, given that many broke states will most certainly require a Federal bailout to maintain their basic social structures, we can assume that the Feds will use that to impose even stronger controls.

The Federal government has clearly violated California state law regarding medical marijuana by raiding state-approved legal dispensaries and grow-ops.  And now, Obama and company are suing Arizona to overturn their new anti-illegal immigration law, which is essentially a reiteration of the Federal law, just with plans to actually prosecute it.

Additionally, we have seen the steady erosion of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the use of the military for local law enforcement.  Stories of active military and the National Guard helping local law enforcement on operations as routine as random traffic checkpoints and local crimes such as illegal gun and drug searches are becoming everyday news -- again a clear violation of the Tenth Amendment.

It is clear that the goal of Federal government is to centralize and consolidate control as much as possible.  Liberty advocates have a growing concern that states teetering on the verge of bankruptcy will require Federal bailouts that will come with sovereignty-smashing strings attached.  Based on the clear violations already exhibited by the Federal government, we can only assume that more centralized oppression is on the way.

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rev said...

Gotta live by I'd own rules fed gov.

Forex Tips and Strategies said...

The US is being destroyed so that it an be rolled into the North American Union. Once that is done, it will be controlled by a centralized world government. There will be no more "freedom" for anyone. The US is the last stumbling block and needs to be destroyed. Thank your neighbors, friends and family, for they have allowed this to happen through neglect, ignorance and stupidity.

hello0420 said...

"Thank your neighbors, friends and family, for they have allowed this to happen through neglect, ignorance and stupidity."

And ourselves, for simply posting on a forum instead of forming militias, informing the friends, family and neighbors of the impending civil war.

mistermissaloop said...

ganid said...

Why are Americans so ignorant of the fact that America was taken over by a foreign power (the Vatican) during the years 1861 - 1871, and made into a fascist State of the Holy Roman Empire, just as England was subjected to in 1297?

Jim said...

Ganid's comment is, well, like something from the tinfoil hat brigade. Gee, in all my readings on the Civil War era (dozens of books), I must have missed that part where the Vatican took over our country. How exactly did they take over the Confederacy when our own national government had to go though a long and bloody war to bring them back into the fold? Bruce Catton, who was an unusually thorough historian, must have missed it too.
Look, this is a very disturbing trend, this anti-Catholic hysteria that is starting to pop up on web sites, along with all the anti-Semitic stuff. Ganid, you need to get a life, and an education. Read a little legitimate history for a change.

Donny said...

Ummm ,The catholic church financed the the war.. Divide and concur and buy up land..They manipulated the Revolutionary war and financed it FOR LAND IN RETURN..Now read your history and not the history they taught in PUBLIC SCHOOLS ,and The people that belonged to the the Masonic temple set this country up..The masonic temple was created by those of the catholic church.. The black papacy does exsist... You cannot be a mason unless your a catholic PERIOD...

sovereignthink said...

Protections from Tyranny - Individual, Local, State then Federal if needed.

WE are the Check and Balance to ensure the Private Domain, the Doom of each Man is a Free Doom, Unmolested and has Protected Sovereign Liberty for the Individual and the Public Domain, the Doom of the Community, is in Service to the Individual in Just, Equitable, Lawful Action, without Instigation of Usury, Force, Fraud or Cohersion against the Individual or Public Domain.

Anonymous said...

Im sure the governments are happy with the decline in people power..... everyone is now more compliant... all in the overall plan I guess.

Anonymous said...

It is just so simple people. 300 million patriots against a few thousand govt. employees. Need I say more. Out this stinking government as the constitution allows and lets start over. There might be 2 percent of American politicians in office (anywhere) that do not have a selfish motive. Congress is just flat corrupt. Electoral college is a antiquated system, that in todays world, insures corruption. Popular vote woud take a lot of corruption out of the picture but, not as effectively as a complete overthr... I mean overhaul.

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