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Secession Talk: Day 18 – February 6, 2009

February 6, 2009

One of the more disgusting sights for me to is to watch a president, congressman or federal judge take an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, when in reality they either hold constitutional principles in contempt or they are ignorant of those principles.

Above Quote from (Walter E. Williams – Oklahoma Rebellion)

The illegal occupation of the White House by the usurper Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetero) has caused renewed activity in several states where citizens desire to reaffirm their state’s sovereignty rights under our Constitution’s Tenth Amendment. Blogger Judy Arons at Consent of the Governed writes today about activity in New Hampshire and several other states:

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….

She concludes:

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.

Walter E. Williams penned his piece titled “Oklahoma Rebellion” in July 2008 where he addressed the issue of unconstitutional federal actions against and mandates upon the various states. Today we are faced with a totally out of control congress hell bent on national bankruptcy and an ineligible occupant in the White House. Williams writes:

Oklahomans are trying to recover some of their lost state sovereignty by House Joint Resolution 1089, introduced by State Rep. Charles Key (June 2008)…..

The resolution’s language, in part, reads: “Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: ‘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.’; and Whereas, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and whereas, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and Whereas, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government. … Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 2nd session of the 51st Oklahoma Legislature: that the State of Oklahoma 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….

Some suggestions for further reading:

Constitutional Republic of American States

Massachusetts citizen petitions re state sovreignty

Resolutions of Independence in 10 States

Nine States Quietly Declare their Independence

State Sovreignty

OK Legislator Chas. Key 10th Amendment Resolution

State Sovereignty Movement Quietly Growing

Talk of Seccession