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Basil Fishbone

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 http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_1fc9e9ac-3e47-11e0-92b6-001cc4c03286.html

Schweitzer weighs in on 'nullification' bills; calls them 'anti-American'

By MIKE DENNISON Missoulian State Bureau missoulian.com | Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:30 am

HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer told fellow Democrats Monday that bills advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature to "nullify" federal laws in Montana are "anti-American" and do nothing to solve problems faced by the state. ...<snip>...

http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_1fc9e9ac-3e47-11e0-92b6-001cc4c03286.html?mode=comments
 
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_61693e4c-5b4b-5370-8358-562db600901b.html?mode=comments
 
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Governor Schweitzer correctly signed legislation to nullify the Real ID act, and enough states did the same that the act has been effectively nullified.  Same with medical marijuana, the states induced the feds to back down on enforcement.  He also recently nullified the feds on wolves.  I applaud all of this.  But  when Republican bills seek to nullify other intrusive and unconstitutional federal laws, all of a sudden it is "anti American"?  Federal supremacy applies only to "...the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance of [the Constitution] ... shall be the supreme law of the land..."  If a federal law is not made in pursuance of the Constitution, it is not valid and not binding on the states.  Everything the federal government is legitimately able to do, is spelled out explicitly in the Constitution.  Everything else is reserved to the states or the people by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, in the Bill of Rights.  As Jefferson and Madison said in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, it is within the power of the states to judge whether the federal government has overstepped its bounds.
 
It would be good if Montana could achieve some degree of practical independence from the feds, because the federal behemoth is liable to crash and burn of its own dead weight and excessive debt, and take the economy with it.


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jamie

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Amazing that Schweitzer apparently has no real understanding in spite of what he has already done.
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Amazing that Schweitzer apparently has no real understanding in spite of what he has already done.

Either that or he's being pressured to change his tune.

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Amazing that Schweitzer apparently has no real understanding in spite of what he has already done.

Either that or he's being pressured to change his tune.

Bear


Good point.
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I think it is possible the Powers that Be threatened him or blackmailed him.  How else to explain his backpedalling after signing the Real ID nullification act, signing the Firearms Freedom Act (also nullification), and nullifying federal wolf regulations. This nullification business in the U.S. threatens some serious power at the global level.  Vast illegitimate wealth could be threatened by this awakening, ultimately. It is already spreading worldwide. Powerful people could be held accountable.  These people kill presidents, and stage terror events, and ordinary people -mundanes- are completely dispensable.  A governor would be totally vulnerable to whatever they wanted to do, and would no doubt do,  if their very existence is at stake.
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I think it is possible the Powers that Be threatened him or blackmailed him.  How else to explain his backpedalling after signing the Real ID nullification act, signing the Firearms Freedom Act (also nullification), and nullifying federal wolf regulations. This nullification business in the U.S. threatens some serious power at the global level.  Vast illegitimate wealth could be threatened by this awakening, ultimately. It is already spreading worldwide. Powerful people could be held accountable.  These people kill presidents, and stage terror events, and ordinary people -mundanes- are completely dispensable.  A governor would be totally vulnerable to whatever they wanted to do, and would no doubt do,  if their very existence is at stake.


 Jesse Ventura talked about this very thing. 
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Good book on the subject that deals with this and how another (fictional) governor "dealt" with the issue is Neither Predator Nor Prey.  Written by a guy out of Wyoming (go figure) and sold mostly at gunshows and through various hard to find spots.  About 20 bucks though, so YMMV.  Written in the same terse way that most writers tend to write when they start out.  Good read though.
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