Friday, February 6, 2009

States Uttering Civil War Against The Feds? Will We Be Looking At Secession?

The "Live Free Or Die" state has started putting its foot down and so have at least seven others. There is a movement afoot which is asserting states sovereignty and states rights! Several organizations are also joining forces to give a voice to "We The People" and to end the insanity coming out of Washington DC. The leadership in Washington DC has long been out of control and making laws and policy that they have no rights to be making.

Several States across the United States have taken the first steps to claim their sovereignty under the United States Constitution 10th Amendment. You will not see this on mainstream media news, but it is happening in some State Houses across the country.

Arizona, New Hampshire, Michigan (Res. #4), Missouri, Montana, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Washington state are in various stages of legislatively declaring their sovereignty. These states are giving notice the Federal Government should actually abide by the terms enumerated in the U.S. Constitution.

The States are beyond fed up with the legislation coming out of Congress and the Oval office, which usurps States rights. If any of those clowns in Washington DC actually read the Constitution they would see that they could be pushing this country to Civil War, or a secession of States from the Union. I kid you not.

These states are taking some bold steps by introducing a resolutions and legislation to declare that certain actions by the federal government are unconstitutional and therefore null and void. New Hampshire stated that certain future acts will be viewed as a "breach of peace" with the states themselves that risks "nullifying the Constitution."

So it looks as if these states are beginning to send a clear message and warning to the Federal government. There should be no Federal Reserve. There should be no Department of Education. There should be no Federal Hate crimes laws, or Federal gun laws, or laws regarding Identification Cards, or the nationalization of private industry (including banks). The breach of power has gone on far enough and State Representatives and Senators in various legislatures are starting to take a stand.

There are States that are also looking into creating their own currency and getting back on the gold standard. One such state is Indiana, which has put forth the Indiana Honest Money bill (SB 453). Committees of Safety are being established to bring back the functions of the State Militias and resurrecting them to be what they should be instead of the ceremonial function that many play now, and they are also promoting the requirement that we have sound money.

We The People Foundation has been traveling the country and gaining delegates for a new 2009 Continental Congress in Philadelphia - and every state will have a delegate.

Here is what they have to say:
Since 1995, we have repeatedly and respectfully Petitioned the Government for Redress of its violations. We have established an overwhelming and irrefutable historic record of numerous, continuing violations by the Government and its steadfast refusal to justify its behavior or be held accountable in any way. For instance:

In light of the war powers clauses of the Constitution we have an individual Right to a government that does not apply the armed forces of the United States in hostilities overseas without a declaration of war; the invasion of Iraq was unconstitutional.

In light of the money clauses of the constitution the Federal Reserve System is unconstitutional.

We, the people have not authorized the government to give or lend public money or credit to private corporations for definitively private purposes. The Treasury and Fed bailouts are unconstitutional.

We, the people have not authorized the government to create a North American union that would, for all intents and purposes, erase our northern and southern borders. The development of a North American Union is unconstitutional.

In light of the privacy clauses of the constitution, the USA PATRIOT ACT is unconstitutional, and the developing police state is unconstitutional.

In light of the tax clauses of the constitution, the direct, un-apportioned tax on labor is unconstitutional.

In light of the Second Amendment, federal gun control laws are unconstitutional.

In light of the Second Amendment, the absence of well-regulated state militias is unconstitutional.

In light of the "faithfully execute" clause of the Constitution, the President's failure to faithfully execute the immigration and naturalization laws is unconstitutional.

In light of the "natural born citizen" clause of the Constitution, it is unconstitutional for Mr. Obama to assume the office of President of the United States, no matter the number of people who voted for him.

In light of the spirit and intent of the Constitution, it is unconstitutional for the Government to conduct elections that do not rely on paper ballots that are hand-marked and hand-counted with results announced and posted at each polling place.

In light of the First Amendment, Government officials are obligated to respond to the People's Petitions for Redress of Grievances/violations of the Constitution.

When a long train of abuses, usurpations and refusals to respond to Petitions for Redress of violations of the Constitution evinces a conspiracy to transition our Constitutional Republic to a pure democracy, or to otherwise strip us of our Liberties and reduce us to serfdom under absolute despotism, it is the right of the People to alter the Government, pro-actively, non-violently and with critical mass.

Since 1995, we have repeatedly and respectfully Petitioned the Government for Redress of these violations of the Constitution. Our Petitions for Redress have been answered only by a conspiracy of silence and repeated injuries. The Government has refused to justify its behavior or be held accountable.

The record is so clear and unambiguous that it leaves no room for questioning it or grasping the full import of its consequences: The servants have taken over the house that our Creator built.

What must a Free People do? What must be deemed the appropriate next step?

Well, it looks like several states are taking the 'next appropriate steps'.
We are being taxed and non represented.
We are being dictated to.

Congress and the oval office have repeatedly ignored the Constitution, and people are beginning to take some serious action.

People are fed up with bailouts, pork masquerading as stimulus, and the trashing of the American economy by legislation like the one which primarily caused of our mortgage-based financial crisis; the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which was signed into law in 1977 by President Carter.

They are fed up with the erosion of rights and the idiotic judicial decisions which are based on everything other than our own Constitution.

They are fed up with their homes being confiscated by the government for the gain of others.

They are fed up with the tax cheats in high offices and the arrogance of Senators like Chris Dodd, et. al., who seem to think that they are above the law.

The people are angry, restless, and it looks like they are putting out a warning to Washington DC.

Mr. Obama could very well be in the same shoes as President Lincoln before too long, for the government that we are seeing is certainly NOT the Change that many thought they were voting for. Like Lincoln, he may very well have to do something to keep the Union together - and he can start by abiding by our Constitution, and that includes being open enough to produce many of the documents regarding his birth and his schooling that he has kept sealed.

Congress are you listening?
You've been overstepping your bounds, and you are being put on notice by the people.
It's time to knock it off and begin to reverse the damage you have already done.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

This worries me.
Let me explain. It is not that the Sovereign States are finally and belatedly asserting their powers under the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. What worries me is that the Feds are so removed from any understanding of their true powers under that document, that I worry what they might do if a showdown occurs.

Will they turn the US Army against citizens? They have already done so, confiscating guns in New Orleans. Will the army obey if they are ordered to violate the constitution? Do the officers and soldiers have a better understanding of the Constitution than the clowns in the Federal Government do? I don't know.

What worries me is that the Federal Government may respond by using Bush's emergency powers executive order to bring total despotism upon citizens.

These are scary times.
And yet I am glad that a few states are finally telling the Feds where to get off.

Judy Aron said...

Well, as they prepare to dictate to private companies (and beyond) how much money they can pay employees (CEO's) - um yeah... it is worrisome.

I don't doubt that we will see some sort of civil unrest one way or another.

Sherry said...

I have to agree with Elishiva. The states have the right to separate, as anyone who studied the history of the Constitution knows, & despite Mr. Lincoln's unconstitutional war. But, just like Lincoln, I believe Obama would try to use force rather than reason or, "God forbid," acting in a constitutionally republican manner.

steadyjohn said...

Thanks Judy for this excellent article. We're not talking civil war here, however. The great Walter E. Williams makes this point clear:
One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees. A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence.
Anyway, I have written about this issue here and thank you again for your contribution.

Anonymous said...

#1 unless you have definitive proof of the falsehood of the document produced so far of President Obama's citizenship then that arguement is unfounded.

#2 state sovereignty was never meant to allow for in humane acts that the southern states were attempting to keep in force ie.. slavery during the civil war. And yes if you are doing direct physical harm to others you CAN and SHOULD be told what to do as the union did back then. I dont think that the founding fathers when writing the constitution would have ever allowed for the enslavement of people to be acceptable in any way. And if they would have then shame on them.

#3 I agree that the federal government should not be able to tell private companies how much they can pay their CEO's. However, if those same companies are to receive any of the federal TARP monies then just as a bank might ask for a business plan before LENDING $$ to a company the federal government can do the same and if that company shows too much $$ going to 1 individual vs going to the fiscal life of that company then the lender(FED) can say either change this aspect of your plan or Sorry charlie ...NO DOUGH.

Judy Aron said...

Anonymous -
#1 - The document which is claimed to be his Birth certificate has already been proven to be a forgery - i do not have to prove anything but Mr. Obama does. He has done everything to keep his records sealed - spent tons of money in legal fees to prevent the exposure of his documents. He is the one that has some proving to do. If he is natural born and has nothing to hide then all he has to do is produce his sealed birth certificate - and by the way - please explain why NO hospital in Hawaii has a record of his being born there.

#2 - The Founders wanted to abolish the practice of slavery - but some colonies fought that - and the issue was deferred until of course the Civil War happened - read some history. That aside - States rights are still guaranteed by the 10th amendment. The federal government has been usurping States rights.

#3 - What you say is true as whenever people/companies take money from the feds or the state or any part of the public purse then they are subject to the strings of regulation that are attached - However the real problem is that the federal government is giving money to these companies when they really have no authority to do so in the first place.

Thanks for your comments.