State Sovereignty Movement Quietly Growing
Freedom; Posted on: 2009-02-07 10:00:31 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
This Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government,
as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that
are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
You may not have heard much about it, but there's a quiet movement
afoot to reassert state sovereignty in America and stop the
uncontrolled expansion of federal government power. Almost half of the
state legislatures are considering or have representatives preparing to
introduce resolutions which reassert the principles of the 9th and 10th
Amendments to the Constitution and the idea that federal power is
strictly limited to specific areas detailed in the Constitution and
that all other governmental authority rests with the states.
In the version of this bill being considered in Washington state, they appeal to the authority of James Madison in The Federalist who wrote:
""The powers delegated to the federal government are few
and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are
numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on
external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign
commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all
the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the
lives, liberties, and properties of the people."The
founding fathers believed in a balance between state and federal power.
This state sovereignty movement clearly arises from the belief that the
balance of power has tilted too far and for too long in the direction
of the federal government and that it's time to restore that lose
The emergence of this movement is a hopeful sign of the people
asserting their rights and the rights of the states and finally crying
"enough" to runaway government. With the threat of increasingly out of
control federal spending, some of these sovereignty bills may stand a
fair chance of passage in the coming year.
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