Washington State Introduces Claim to State Sovereignty
Legislatures in Washington State have introduced legislation claiming state sovereignty. This legislation sends a strong message that many believe the 10th Amendment still stands. by Gary Wood
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The legislation was first read a few days ago, on January 30th. It was then referred to the Committee on State Government and Tribal Affairs. While some will claim it has little chance of passing we cannot underplay the importance of the message it sends to the country. Washington State legislators have joined with New Hampshire legislators in putting our original form of a Federalist Republic in the forefront of thought at a critical time in our history.
Reading through "House Joint Memorial 4009" is like taking a ride through the history of the 10th Amendment. There are praises for the contribution by stating in lines 17 through 19, "WHEREAS, Federalism is the constitutional division of powers between the national and state governments and is widely regarded as one of America's most valuable contributions to political science;" and goes on to quote the words of James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. Two potential side benefits are a must read for all political science classes and a great foundation for high school debate teams even if their legislation never leaves committee.
If you are one of the many who long for the restoration of our promise of the Declaration of Independence through the road map of our Constitution you will truly enjoy the ending statements from Page 2, Lines 36 and 37 combined with Page 3, Lines 1 through 8.
"NOW THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectively resolve:
(1) That the State of Washington hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and
(2) That this serves as a Notice and Demand to the federal government to maintain the balance of powers where the Constitution of the United States established it and to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
Among his "15 Key Principles of the Founding Fathers" Gary Alder teaches "The 9th and 10th Amendments are the keystones to preservingFreedom." as number 14. Keystones are central supporting elements and it is apparent some in Washington State and New Hampshire recognize the critical nature of the 10th Amendment and state sovereignty. Which state will be the next to claim their sovereignty?
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It is high time we the people, are heard by those in Washington, sent there to represent us and not themself's, wake up. We had a tea party before and may need to do the same again. I have had enough of these stupid people who think we are all so simple we don't know what they are doing.Â
YesÂ We as a whole people of this state together need to spread the truth and awareness of the Rouge thug overgrown power-swolen government!! They will try to supress the fact that our great state of Washington plus 8 other great states of our Awsome Nation have declared Soveriegnty, so we need to get this out to as many blogs and forums as possible.. Spread the Message ~ The good People of WA state will no longer tolerate the actions of a illegal/unconstitutional Govt. over us !!! Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Long Live the New Sons of Liberty!!!