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Shane asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What do you think of the state sovereignty movement?

Is this movement a threat to the power of the federal govt? thanks.

INDIVIDUAL STATES DECLARING SOVEREIGNTY

By NWV News writer Jim Kouri

February 23, 2009 © NewsWithViews.com

http://www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news128.htm

Washington State Declaring Total Sovereignty

In the state of Washington, house and senate bill HJM-4009 declares:

"The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States specifically provides that, [T]he 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; and the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being those powers specifically granted to it by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and... [F]ederalism is the constitutional division of powers between the national and state governments and is widely regarded as one of America's most valuable contributions to political science...."

HJM-4009 goes on to state: "Many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations and some now being considered by the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States...."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    More and more states are going to start fending off the Federal Govt. mandates via the legal system . States rights have been trampled into the dust by the heavy boot of the FEDS and they are tired of it !! That is why many responsible State Governments are even considering not taking Obama's stimulus bribe since they know it will come with conditions and have strings attached.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is a threat to the power that the federal government wants to have. They want to be all powerful and that the states should have none. The federal government has become too large and those in office seem to have the opinion they are rulers of all, not the servants of the people.

    Term limits are needed and their pay reduced at least by half. It's time to get their noses out of the air and return our government back to the people and states rights.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am in favor of the state sovereignty movement. I think the differences in ideology and the concepts of government in America are irreconcilable. The federal government is completely out of line in it's policies, and states should not have to abide by the rules set by power mad idiots who couldn't care less about the people in those states. The federal government is a failed experiment.

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  • 4 years ago

    We tried it until now in 1860. The Northern president shat on the form to tension the Southern states to proceed to be against their will, whilst the sore losers have spent a hundred and forty+ years asserting how lots they hate the losers and ridiculing them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It may very well be the only option left.It's either put our foot down,or let the Federal Government drive us into Bankruptcy and Tyranny.That is the direction we are going,anyone who can't see that is blind,stupid or a Liberal.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sadly I am in Illinois where the Democrats rule, if we can shove Chicago in the lake we would have a fighting chance ! I'm all for it and think it is time we start moving to get back our rights !

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  • 1 decade ago

    This country is in for some really bad times.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it's just another way for politicians to get attention by promising something they know is impossible.

    Politicians like to get people riled up, get them angry and to the polls. They often promise things they have no intention of delivering on, and often these things are really transparent. Does anyone still believe the Republican Party has ANY intention of banning abortion?

    We had this argument about 150 year ago. We had a big war about it! And it was finally decided, once and for all, that states can not leave the Union. Any politician who promises you this is lying through his teeth. Even if you agreed with him, why would you vote for someone who lies so obviously and openly?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its brilliant. Hopefully I can get out of socialist New York and move to New Hampshire.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Federal power = organized crime

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