The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The 10th Amendment Movement

“If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”
–Thomas E. Woods

"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."

Nullification:
When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

10th Amendment Resolutions
These non-binding resolutions, often called “state sovereignty resolutions” do no carry the force of law. Instead, they are intended to be a statement of the legislature of the state. They play an important role, however. If you owned an apartment building and had a tenant not paying rent, you wouldn’t show up with an empty truck to kick them out without first serving notice. That’s how we view these Resolutions – as serving “notice and demand” to the Federal Government to “cease and desist any and all activities outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers.” Follow-up, of course, is a must.

If a majority of the citizenry would copy, sign and carry the following agreement in his or her wallet, to be shown to any bureaucrat when needed, in time, it may result in the desired impact on government.
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

As a citizen of the United Stated of America, I hereby agree to abide by any and all State or Federal laws that are Constitutional.

I further agree and affirm that I have the right and obligation as a citizen, to challenge any law that is deemed;

* Unconstitutional,


* Made specifically to accommodate special interest,


* Would be deemed unreasonable or outdated by the common and prudent citizen.


Tenth Amendment Center

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