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Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty

Obama's $1 trillion deficit-spending 'stimulus plan' seen as last straw

NEW YORK – As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.

So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

"What we are trying to do is to get the U.S. Congress out of the state's business," Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon told WND.

"Congress is completely out of line spending trillions of dollars over the last 10 years putting the nation into a debt crisis like we've never seen before," Brogdon said, arguing that the Obama stimulus plan is the last straw taxing state patience in the brewing sovereignty dispute.

"This particular 111th Congress is the biggest bunch of over-reachers and underachievers we've ever had in Congress," he said.

"A sixth-grader should realize you can't borrow money to pay off your debt, and that is the Obama administration's answer for a stimulus package," he added.

The Ninth Amendment reads, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

The Tenth Amendment specifically provides, "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."

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I'm glad the states are finally growing a pair...

They also need to have a part in flushing congress...Yahoo news is the devils journal. All you see is how Obama's stimulus is going to keep people from losing jobs. Bullshivek!

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Probably a meaningless gesture!

First of all, the State governments are populated by Democrats and Republicans, most of whom are more interested in standing in line for federal hand outs than any meaningful reassertion of states rights. This is not secession or anything even resembling it.

Second, none of these have been passed. The have only been introduced as bills for the 2009 sessions.

Third, these are just resolutions. They are just like a little letter that I might write my State Senator and Representative for him to pretend to consider. It is just a letter sent to the US President and US Congress, instead of written by me, being written by way of a Resolution of the various State legislative branches. These resolutions are just wining complaints which both the authors and the readers know are to placate the public, but otherwise to be ignored.

Fourth, even if there were any meat to any of these, how are States without any militias to back them up going to enforce any refusal to follow the commands of the federal government. Last time that was tried, the South got the tar whipped out of them.

So take off the wishful thinking cap and get real. Nothing is going to be changed by this.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

You may be surprised...

The important thing is that their opposition to the way congress is operating is being verbalized, and in the media. Again, just like the Ron Paul movement...although we didn't win the battle (election) we have yet to lose the war - restoring America's founding principles.

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Only 8 Diggs,

needs a lot more.

Missed the digg link!

You gotta know when to hold 'em...

Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

ten.

ten.

errrrrrr.

errrrrrr.

i wonder if this is 'the

i wonder if this is 'the test' obama is going to face?? remember all those warnings of how obama would be tested ... but its a little behind schedule, perhaps?

Colin Powell used to Collins Powell

so I hear, and since he is so full of $hit he got called Colin by everyone instead. Did Biden give actual dates, I don't think he did if I remember...now there are Cheney's warnings, Pelosi....warnings, warnings warnings. Yawn.

So hey where is Oregon in this sovereignty deal?

Sell the dream. Push the greed button. Stress urgency.

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Could be ...

It sure is interesting though what's happening. I hope Minnesota gets on board. I've sent a few articles to the state capital here to enlighten them if they're asleep. I'll be sending this one off to them soon too. It would be cool if the states that have Fed printing presses could kick them out.

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I sent all the great posts

I sent all the great posts on the daily paul to my state rep asking him when he would start this in Colorado.. no answer yet.. he usually answers my emails personally, so I should hear back next week!

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Cool! So, are you guys on a first name basis??

You gotta know when to hold 'em...

Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!