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Arizona Drops Federal Government... WOW!!!

http://www. azleg. state. az. us/legtext/44leg/2r/bills/hcr2034p. htm

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¦ REFERENCE TITLE: abolish federal government; state sovereignty ¦
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¦ State of Arizona ¦
¦ House of Representatives ¦
¦ Forty-fourth Legislature ¦
¦ Second Regular Session ¦
¦ 2000 ¦
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¦ HCR 2034 ¦
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¦ Introduced by ¦
¦ Representatives Johnson, Cooley ¦
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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

PROPOSING THE DISSOLUTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS OCCUR..

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

Whereas, on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers proclaimed that the people had the right
to alter or abolish their government and declared thirteen British colonies to be free
and independent, or sovereign, states; and

Whereas, on March 1, 1781, the thirteen states formed a central government they
called the United States of America under a charter known as the Articles of
Confederation and Perpetual Union, which stated that "each state retains its sovereignty,
freedom and independence"; and

Whereas, on September 17, 1787, the leaders of the Continental Congress signed the
present Constitution of the United States, which was then transmitted to the thirteen
states for ratification and the formation of a new central government; and

Whereas, several of the states delayed ratification of the Constitution and three
states made clear their position regarding sovereignty by stating that "the powers of
government may be resumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their
happiness"; and

Whereas, eventually all thirteen of the independent states ratified the Constitution
of the United States and joined the new Union, while retaining their sovereignty as
states.. The states made the new central government sovereign only to the extent that the
states delegated to it limited and specific powers; and

Whereas, the Constitution of the United States is merely a treaty among sovereigns,
and under treaty law when one party violates the treaty the other parties are
automatically released from further adherence to it unless they wish to continue; and

Whereas, the fifty current principals, or signatories, to the treaty have done well
in honoring and obeying it, yet the federal agent has, for decades, violated it in both
word and spirit.. The many violations of the Constitution of the United States by the
federal government include disposing of federal property without the approval of
Congress, usurping jurisdiction from the states in such matters as abortion and firearms
rights and seeking control of public lands within state borders; and

Whereas, under Article V, Constitution of the United States, three-fourths of the
states may abolish the federal government.. In the alternative, if the states choose to
exercise their inherent right as sovereigns, fewer than thirty-eight states may lawfully
choose to ignore Article V, Constitution of the United States, and establish a new
federal government for themselves by following the precedent established by Article VII,
Constitution of the United States, in which nine of the existing thirteen states
dissolved the existing Union under the Articles of Confederation and automatically
superceded the Articles..

Therefore

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate
concurring:

1- That when or if the President of the United States, the Congress of the United
States or any other federal agent or agency declares the Constitution of the United
States to be suspended or abolished, if the President or any other federal entity
attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in
one or more of the states without the consent of that state or if any federal order
attempts to make it unlawful for individual Americans to own firearms or to confiscate
firearms, the State of Arizona, when joined by thirty-four of the other fifty states,
declares as follows: that the states resume all state powers delegated by the
Constitution of the United States and assume total sovereignty; that the states re-ratify
and re-establish the present Constitution of the United States as the charter for the
formation of a new federal government, to be followed by the election of a new Congress
and President and the reorganization of a new judiciary, similarly following the
precedent and procedures of the founding fathers; that individual members of the military
return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is
elected; that each state assume a negotiated, prorated share of the national debt; that
all land within the borders of a state belongs to the state until sold or ceded to the
central government by the state's Legislature and Governor; and that once thirty-five
states have agreed to form a new government, each of the remaining fifteen be permitted
to join the new confederation on application..

2- That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit copies of this
Resolution to the President of the United States, the President of the United States
Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each Member of
Congress from the State of Arizona..

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I just checked

It is from 2000. Looks like it got stuck in "Committee of the Whole".

Is it time to dust it off and find another 30+ states willing to go along?

I AM NOT FROM AZ...BUT IF SOMEONE CAN GET A LIST

OF STATE LEGISLATURES, SO THIS CAN BE BROUGHT UP AGAIN..... We can call/email them so much they might actually put it through!!!!

Ask and you shall receive ...

Pick me, I am your someone : )

http://www.azleg.state.az.us/MemberRoster.asp

"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more if they had known they were slaves."
-- Harriet Tubman

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This is new proposed legislation

This is new I believe this week. It was introduced by a great member of the AZ Legislature who is also a strong Ron Paul supporter.

AZ may not be the "land of the free" but compared to other states in which I've lived it is the "land of the freeER".

"What have you done for Ron Paul today"?

Well, Average Joe, all of

Well, Average Joe, all of that might just barely make up for yoru home state inflicting Juan McCane on the rest of us! (but who am I to talk, coming from the state of Ted Stevens and Don (not so) Young, the biggest porkers at the federal trough?)

Interesting

"or if any federal order attempts to make it unlawful for individual Americans to own firearms or to confiscate firearms,"

This seems to be already in effect. It seems that another resolution is needed to state the fact that Arizona no longer recognizes the authority of the federal government.

Btw, there is legislation being written to take back federal parks land in Arizona as well

this was in 2000? or

this was in 2000? or recent?

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD