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Basil Fishbone

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Here's a pretty good summary article of current efforts in the NW.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jan/24/states-rights-efforts-grow/

January 24, 2010 in City
States’ rights efforts grow
Activists hope to curb host of federal powers
Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review

OLYMPIA – Conservative activists in Idaho and Washington are trying to force the federal government to keep out of issues such as guns, health care and the environment.

Through legislation and initiatives, people aligned with what’s variously known as the 10th Amendment or State Sovereignty movement are trying to pass state laws that limit what the federal government can do within a state’s borders. ...<snip>...
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Looks like VA might follow suit Health Care wise:

Bill stating that no one can be forced to buy health insurance advanced

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This would be the first time that the federal government has said you must purchase a product by virtue of being a citizen of this nation and if you failed to do so you will penalized,” said Sen. Stephen Martin, R-Chesterfield County , a sponsor of one of the bills.

The Senate bills that advanced Monday state that no individual can be forced to purchase health insurance, even if coverage is provided by the person’s employer.

“I would certainly hope that if it ever got to the point where we had a bill that had that language  in it, that it would get tested in the Supreme Court,” said Sen. Frederick Quayle, R- Chesapeake, one of three Republicans sponsoring identical bills on the issue. “If they would not rule that this is unconstitutional, it would mean Congress could do absolutely anything they want.”

True, it is prob. smoke and mirrors, but maybe a touch of gridlock?
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This would be the first time that the federal government has said you must purchase a product by virtue of being a citizen of this nation and if you failed to do so you will penalized,” said Sen. Stephen Martin, R-Chesterfield County , a sponsor of one of the bills

Tell that to the Brown's who refused to pay for bullets and tazer cartridges, or any one of the other countless products bought by government with money stolen from the people of this country...............

There's a difference between reality and fiction...............and these punk ass parasites are dealing in fiction.............
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Even some cowboy and indian outlaws in the 1800's eventually stopped sleeping under buffalo skins, and came to town to entertain paying customers. For some I imagine the bruising of their ego never healed.

We all have some scar tissue that never lets us completely forget the intent of the adventure.

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This would be the first time that the federal government has said you must purchase a product by virtue of being a citizen of this nation and if you failed to do so you will penalized,” said Sen. Stephen Martin, R-Chesterfield County , a sponsor of one of the bills

Tell that to the Brown's who refused to pay for bullets and tazer cartridges, or any one of the other countless products bought by government with money stolen from the people of this country...............

There's a difference between reality and fiction...............and these punk ass parasites are dealing in fiction.............

Well stated.
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Well Ragnar, as you already know...................punk ass parasite politicians will forever argue the details of slavery, because each and every one of them deny the principles of freedom...............in this case that one man, or even many men, have NO right, nor can be granted the authority to steal from another..............for ANY reason.....
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Even some cowboy and indian outlaws in the 1800's eventually stopped sleeping under buffalo skins, and came to town to entertain paying customers. For some I imagine the bruising of their ego never healed.

We all have some scar tissue that never lets us completely forget the intent of the adventure.

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I will continue to post articles relating to state sovereignty efforts.  I realize some here will poo poo this but I really don't give a damn.  Some of us find this interesting and important.

Basil

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/02/05/states-to-feds-step-off/tab/print/

Wall Street Journal

    * February 5, 2010, 11:43 AM ET

States to Feds: Step Off

We had no idea: states across the land are assembling their legislatures and passing these resolutions asserting their sovereignty. It’s all part of this push, it seems, to remind whomever — citizens, the federal government — that the 9th and 10th amendments to the Constitution imbue the states with certain powers.

The number of states deciding that these resolutions are worth doing are growing. South Carolina passed one this week. A Kansas resolution affirming the state’s 10th amendment rights was on Thursday sent to the state Senate for a full vote. Late last month, the Alabama legislature sent up a resolution essentially reaffirming the 10th amendment. For a full list of what states have done on this front, click here, for information from the Tenth Amendment center; click here for

By way of quick refresher, the 10th Amendment reads ...<snip>...
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I will continue to post articles relating to state sovereignty efforts.  I realize some here will poo poo this but I really don't give a damn.  Some of us find this interesting and important.
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 :notworthy: you go, Basil!
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When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


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Yeah..............you go basil...............

there's nothing wrong with states rights...................but they're NOT an end unto themselves..............but merely one step towards an end.............
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Even some cowboy and indian outlaws in the 1800's eventually stopped sleeping under buffalo skins, and came to town to entertain paying customers. For some I imagine the bruising of their ego never healed.

We all have some scar tissue that never lets us completely forget the intent of the adventure.

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Of course.  And the end is freedom.  This seems like a potentially fruitful approach, to get the state governments to actively oppose federal usurpation of our rights. 
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The state government doesn't ever usurp our rights, of course.
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We have been enslaved incrementally.  While I would prefer to be set free in one fell swoop, I'll take what I can get.  (Spare me the sermon about how I should just be free now...  I just found out I "owe" a bunch of extra money on my state taxes.  And no, I'm not volunteering to be audited or go to jail, thanks.)

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http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/boldin6.1.1.html

Raising the Bar for Nullification

by Michael Boldin     

Around the country, twenty-two states are currently considering a bill known as the "Firearms Freedom Act." This bill declares that guns, accessories, and ammunition made within a state, sold within that state and kept in that state are not subject to federal laws or regulations under the "Interstate Commerce Clause" of the Constitution.

Montana and Tennessee passed a Firearms Freedom Act into law in 2009, and a number of states are moving that direction in the 2010 legislative session. In South Carolina, where a Firearms Freedom Act was also introduced in 2009, some representatives have taken things a step further. ...<snip>...
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Kansas proclaims its sovereignty

 
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Legislation giving Washington D.C. a firm tongue lashing was approved Thursday by the Kansas Senate.

The resolution calls on the federal government to “cease and desist” from passing onerous mandates on the states. If passed by the House the resolution would be sent to the President and other federal leaders.

It demands that Washington repeal existing mandates and respect Kansas’ sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, which reserves for the states rights not delegated to the federal government.
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http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/boldin10.1.html#ffa

 The 10th Amendment Movement

by Michael Boldin

“If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”
–Thomas E. Woods

The 10th Amendment Movement is an effort to push back against unconstitutional federal laws and regulations on a state level. The principle is known as “nullification,” and was advised by many prominent founders.

Current Nullification Efforts: ...<snip>...
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/us/17states.html

March 16, 2010
States’ Rights Is Rallying Cry of Resistance for Lawmakers
By KIRK JOHNSON

Whether it’s a correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights — or in some cases denunciations of federal authority, amounting to the same thing — are on a roll.

Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Friday declaring that the federal regulation of firearms is invalid if a weapon is made and used in South Dakota.

On Thursday, Wyoming’s governor, Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, signed a similar bill for that state. The same day, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives approved a resolution that Oklahomans should be able to vote on a state constitutional amendment allowing them to opt out of the federal health care overhaul.

In Utah, lawmakers embraced states’ rights with a vengeance in the final days of the legislative session last week. One measure said Congress and the federal government could not carry out health care reform, not in Utah anyway, without approval of the Legislature. Another bill declared state authority to take federal lands under the eminent domain process. A resolution asserted the “inviolable sovereignty of the State of Utah under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.” ...<snip>...
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