Thursday, February 05, 2009

The States Are Not Amused

Egads they're invoking the Tenth Amendment. I'm not quite sure what to make of this, if anything.

New Hampshire





a discussion (which I haven't read all of)

h/t The Gunslinger


Anonymous said...

From the comments at the last link (cleaned up a bit):

* they are enforcing the constitution by reminding the federal government of it's constitutional authority, and where it ends -at state sovereignty...

* one guess is that they are just covering their bases and telling the Federal Government to stop screwing with the Bill of Rights.

* more an affirmation of state soveriegnty and the right of the governor to declare martial law which is in direct contradiction to legislation passed under Bush which claims he can order the national guard around as he sees fit, no governor required.

* In short- this is New Hampshire saying- we know what plots you have in the works to try and balance your federal budget by beating the shit out of our citizens.. we ain't havin it.

* Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law. This seems to directly address the upcoming national service program.

* speaks to the plan to sell our nations infrastructure to foreign countries so they can then set up tolls on our property to charge us for the right of safe passage which we already paid for in our taxes

HCR6 Bill Status

A common thread among the states is the FSM (Free State Movement).

midnight rider said...

I thought this seemed pre-emptive in case Obama tries to get too heavy handed, especially since all were introduced this month. Except for one (I forget which) that was introduced in June, I think.

Just interesting that we had this number all in January all of a sudden it seems.