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States Confirm and Declare Sovereignty

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Sheldon J, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. JImbothefiveth

    JImbothefiveth Senior Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    If something like this is happening, there will be a civil war going on, so the militia/national guard/ state troopers will already be fighting a war. What most concerns me is the lack of nuclear weapons some states would have, those are the only reason we haven't had WW3 yet.
  2. Riss

    Riss Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    SE Quad, Penns Woods
    Just go this from my PA State Rep. AND he is a big supporter of 2nd Amend Rights. Most Americans – by simply reading the text – understand the nature of the 10th Amendment. It ensures that any powers not granted to the federal government through the Constitution are reserved to the states and the people.

    However, through various expansions of federal authority, the government in Washington, D.C., has impeded on the powers reserved to the states and the people.

    This significant transfer of powers from the individual states to the national government came not through revolution, but through ongoing and unchecked encroachments. Now, this federal intrusion on state sovereignty has reached a breaking point.

    Below are some examples where national government has or could infringe on state sovereignty:

    * By collecting taxes from state residents and then using that money to compel sovereign state governments – through the use of “strings” attached to federal funding – to implement programs and provide services in accordance with the desires of federal authorities.
    * By pushing states toward financial distress by providing financial incentives to implement programs and services without supplying adequate federal funding.
    * By enacting national laws that go far beyond the federal powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution.
    * By potentially providing federal funds to fill state budget deficits, which were created – in part – through over-spending prompted by federal financial incentives to create new programs.

    The Answer: Putting Federal Authorities on Notice

    In an attempt to proclaim and reassert Pennsylvania state government’s independence and sovereignty from the federal government, I plan to introduce a House resolution reminding federal authorities about the constitutional limitations on their powers and calling on them to cease and desist with all activities that infringe on the powers reserved to the state of Pennsylvania and its citizens.

    This is an issue that is currently being addressed by more than 20 other states across our nation. Like our sister states, Pennsylvania must draw a line in the sand and reassert its sovereignty.

    I am currently circulating the resolution among my peers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Please encourage your family members, friends and acquaintances who live outside our legislative district to contact their House member and urge them to support this measure to protect Pennsylvania’s independence. Link www.samrohrer.com/uploads/10thAmendment-HR.pdf
  3. Thingster

    Thingster Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Well, here's the thing. If 35 states pass this and actually follow through, legally there is nothing the feds can do about it.

    35 states can recall the federal government and replace it with a new one.

    Odds are this won't happen, but what these are are the states reminding the feds that they've been having their toes stepped on for a while and they want it to stop.

    Until 35 states pass similar legislation, this is largely symbollic. After that, the feds do have something to worry about. But I'm proud of these states for putting their feet down.
  4. SrDedosRapidos

    SrDedosRapidos New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    If only KY were one :( looks like Ill be writing Mr. Davis tomorrow :D

    If this is in fact happening in as many states as its rumored, it would be a magnificent blow to the socialist pigs seeking to castrate our republic!
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    Still nothing showing this to be more than proposed legislation for a few places and internet myth for most. The clock's running out on this thread if we don't get some proof that legislation has been passed and signed for these.
  6. Gungnir

    Gungnir Active Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Trying to Dodge Wildfires in the Alaskan Bush West
    I did a run down on a bunch of them last night and most are being read in the State Congress currently.

    I think that in general it's saber rattling by the states to scare the Federal Government (although NH probably is not just saber rattling), if any come to anything I'm pretty sure that we'll find out on any major news outlet.
  7. MaterDei

    MaterDei Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    While I certainly support the idea of state's rights this statement is simply untrue.

    Texas is NOT sovereign. Texas WILLFULLY requested annexation into the U.S. In fact, it wasn't until Polk was elected under a manafest destiny platform that Texas got its way. The annexation document does NOT give Texas the right to leave the union. Even if it did (which it didn't), Texas DID attempt to leave the union and join the CSA. We all know how that story ended.
  8. expvideo

    expvideo Participating Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Everett, WA
    Interesting doesn't begin to describe this. I'm very surprised to see my home state of Washington on the list. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I imagine that it won't go anywhere. If our country has another civil war, I highly doubt that it will be started by politicians.
  9. Boba Fett

    Boba Fett Participating Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    Texas ~ Join the NRA & TSRA
    From the Texas Constitution, Section 1, Articles 1 & 2:

    I like how Section 2 has a line similar to one in the Declaration of Independence: "...they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient."

    And from the Declaration: "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

    BTW, is it just me or did the Colonies break away from England over far less atrocities than what our current government is subjecting us to?
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