There has been a bit of talk going on about states rights and sovereignty since the true nature of the 'stimulus' bill started to unfold.
The talk is all about the 10th amendment.
Here The Populist Party explains:
The Constitution applies to the federal government. Its sole purpose was to spell out what the government can do.
The key principle of the Constitution is quite simple: positive grant. Unfortunately, this is not a phrase that many of us hear in daily banter these days. But, it's not a complicated principle at all.
What it means is this - the US federal government is authorized to exercise only those powers which are specifically given to it in the Constitution. Nothing more, and nothing less.
Period. End of story.
The founders felt so strongly about this principle that they codified it in law as the Tenth Amendment:
"The 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."
Just a casual review of the activities of the federal government would make clear that there's very little that it does which is actually authorized by the Constitution.
For many, many years, we've allowed our politicians to interpret and bend the rules of the Constitution; ostensibly for good reasons. But, we have to face reality. When you allow politicians to do this over long periods, eventually you end up with leaders who feel that the law doesn't apply at all.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
If we are to have a free society for the future, we must reign in this out-of-control federal government, and return to our Constitution; with a special emphasis on the limitations imposed on government by the Tenth Amendment.
Up to half of our 50 states are considering bills to put the brakes on the federal government's unconstitutional criminal behavior.
Carol Forsloff gives some of the reasons cited by some of these states and their proposed legislation:
“I. Declaring Involuntary Martial Law over any of the 50 States
II. Any kind of "domestic Draft" (Obama's Service Corps)
III. Any kind of required service of Minors (Youth Brigades)
IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government. (UN Millenium Declaration, which Obama supports.
North American Union/SPP agreement.
UN Carbon Taxes)
V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press. (Fairness Doctrine)
VI. Any attempt to further restrict the the Right to Bear ArmsIt's unfortunate that it took a national and world wide economic 'catastrophe' for the states to begin to think about their constitutional rights but I suppose it's better late than never.
How serious are the states? Is it any more than just talk to pacify the locals, many of whom are beginning to wake up to the fact that the executive branch and Congress don't represent us and are indeed tools of the ruling elite, banks and corporations?
Some of us are hoping that every state jumps into this fire and demands that our rights be upheld. Let's hope that this firestorm doesn't end up burning us.
The federal government won't give up their control very easily. The uppity states could even go further if they are successful in these early rumblings towards fascism. Why... they might even declare the truth that the federal income tax is illegal and refuse to cooperate with the Federal Reserve and IRS in the stealing of our money.
The feds have a lot of tools to keep the states in line.
Sending in troops, including foreign ones and hired contract killers to quell any rebellion is one option.
Jumping into another big war such as in Iran and/or Pakistan might excite the nationalist feelings once again and put on the backburner all rights of the states. We can't talk about such silly things as rights when World War III is beginning.
The big wild card option to eliminating state opposition is the tried and true "false flag." A city decimated by the 'terrorists' would need federal help. Homeland Security would deflect the blame by saying that "We need more of your money" and "What good are rights when you are dead."
Most people will scoff at the notion that our government will kill its own to maintain its power and control.
Those people are dead wrong.