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KY State Rep Introduces State Sovereignty Resolution

The TenthAmendmentCenter.com reported today that Kentucky State Rep. and Majority Whip John Will Stacy (D) introduced HCR168 (status page):

Declare state sovereignty over powers not given to the the federal government by the U. S. Constitution; demand the federal government to cease mandates beyond constitutionlly delegated powers; prohibit federal legialtion requiring state passage of laws under threat of penalties or sanctions; direct the Clerk to distribute copies of the Resolution.

TenthAmendmentCenter reminds everyone about Kentucky’s historical significance with respect to this movement:

For those history buffs out there, Kentucky was at the forefront in asserting the principles of State Sovereignty in the early days of the Republic.   The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 took what some consider to be the strongest position on this issue in our history.

A current listing of State-based initiatives can be found here.

-Phil

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14 Responses to “KY State Rep Introduces State Sovereignty Resolution

  • 1
    Roderick
    February 25th, 2009 22:59

    There’s another one ‘bamy. Pretty soon all 50 States will be their own sovereign nation each and nobody will know because the main stream media refused to put it on the 6 o’clock news. Pretty soon you will be president of Washingtpn D.C. and you will still believe that spmebody os listening to you. U R an embarrassment to this land, your father and your race. Time to ‘fess up and tell everybody how u managed to turn 20% of the vote into 50%. Did you have your supporters rig the machines so that when somebody pulled the Ron Paul lever it went over tp yours. Huh I bet that’s how u did it. Geez why didn’t I think of that that’s a good idea. Did you find some 47 year old parchment yet because any QDE can tell a fake BC if the paper is only a year or 2 old. Your not fooling anybody ‘bamy even my 13 year old nephew can tell you’re fake.

  • 2
    David Hicks
    February 26th, 2009 03:41

    I strongly support HCR 168 in Kentucky. I have lived here for 36 years (since age 1).

  • 3
    KY Rep Introduces State Sovereignty Resolution « Bear off his nut
    February 26th, 2009 10:14

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  • 4
    Appy American
    February 26th, 2009 11:51

    I concur. As a resident for 62+years, except for USAF time, I believe it is about time for the states to stand up to Washington and say that enough is enough. David, do you ever hang arounf Lake Cumberland?

  • 5
    Appy American
    February 26th, 2009 12:03

    The last post should have said around Lake Cumberland. Dang bad eyes.

  • 6
    CGBS6183
    February 26th, 2009 21:32

    Minority Whip Favid Floyd (R) also introduced the same Resolution HCR 172.

  • 7
    The Biggest, the First, and the Worst « The Xenohistorian Weblog
    February 27th, 2009 22:39

    [...] KY State Representative Introduces State Sovreignty Resolution [...]

  • 8
    David Hicks
    March 4th, 2009 10:50

    No, I don’t get down that way much unless me and the wife end up at that hospital sometime this fall to work some, travel nurses for the last 8 months.

  • 9
    Chuck
    March 6th, 2009 16:08

    Quote from Roderick : “Pretty soon all 50 States will be their own sovereign nation each ”

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    Each of the 50 states are already separate sovereign nations. The United States was formed by agreement between the separate sovereign “nation”-states. This is why state laws are supposed to be superior to federal laws – so long as those state laws do not infringe upon the safeguards of the US Constitution. The federal gov’t as we know it today was never meant to exist in it’s current form. The states were never supposed to surrender their sovereignty. Alas, as the states were meant to be superior to the federal gov’t, do you know who IS supposed to be superior to the state gov’t……THE PEOPLE! The PEOPLE are supposed to be the supreme beings of this republic answering to no one! Funny how that got all turned on its head so long ago and has been allowed to continue. But your point that the media will now allow this information to reach the masses is spot on!

  • 10
    Phil
    March 6th, 2009 16:16

    Chuck,

    The United States was formed by agreement between the separate sovereign “nation”-states. This is why state laws are supposed to be superior to federal laws – so long as those state laws do not infringe upon the safeguards of the US Constitution. The federal gov’t as we know it today was never meant to exist in it’s current form. The states were never supposed to surrender their sovereignty. Alas, as the states were meant to be superior to the federal gov’t, do you know who IS supposed to be superior to the state gov’t……THE PEOPLE!

    See especially New York v. US for a brilliant analysis of how the Supreme Court has already set multiple precedents on safeguarding the States from becoming merely administrative arms of the federal government.

    Incidentally, many of the current State sovereignty resolutions cite this case as evidence for their stances.

    -Phil

  • 11
    SM
    March 6th, 2009 17:31

    NICE TO SEE KY JOIN THE MOVEMENT

  • 12
    Chuck
    March 7th, 2009 00:13

    These statements boarder on being scary:
    “The Constitution enables the Federal Government to pre-empt state regulation contrary to federal interests, and it permits the Federal Government to hold out incentives to the States as a means of encouraging them to adopt suggested regulatory schemes.”

    I’ll re-read a few clauses of the Constitution tomorrow, but I don’t recall seeing anything to support that part of SCOTUS decision. The Constitution provides a very specific list of duties for the federal government then very specifically declares that everything not spelled out in the Constitution to be left to the states and the people.

    The Southern states that wished to seceed from the Union had every legal right to do so based on the founding documents of the Republic AND individual state constitutions – which the federal government is supposed to respect. It was the federal gov’t who overstepped it’s boundaries that brought about the Civil War. Lincoln’s abuse of power to “preserve the Union” is most likely the precedent from which they derive the “to pre-empt state regulation contrary to federal interests” statement.

    That’s plain wrong based on the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence which were intended to compliment Common Law. The states joined the Union of their own free will and could thusly remove themselves from the Union at their own free will. Of course they would have to give up all benefits of being part of the Union.

    I bring that up because it’s the best example we have – most extreme example we have of the federal gov’t wrongfully emposing itself on the states by force. It should be considered criminal for anyone to attempt to oppress the sovereignty of the states and people with federal legislation and court rulings. What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong. Interpretations of the Constitution should never differ regardless of who is in Congress or SCOTUS. Otherwise we are just making up stuff as we go – that’s basically anarchy.

  • 13
    Janey
    March 16th, 2009 17:49

    Why has this bill been tabled in the KY legislature? Anyone know?

  • 14
    Patricia McGlone
    April 14th, 2009 20:32

    Where does HCR 168 stand now? Everyone who loves this country knows this should be passed. Much more of Obama and we won’t have any rights left. This state needs our politicians in Washington to do the right thing for this state, and become active in the investigation of Obama’s eligibility to be president. If he has nothing to hide, why not turn over birth certificate and college records!!! I do not believe he is a natural born citizen, and believe he is (or purports to be) a member of a very corrupt family. Investigate Stanley Ann Dunham, her parents, and his extended family members (if the Dunhams are actually his family). Also check out his Middle Eastern associates, his credit card fraud during election, and on and on. I cannot understand how any representatives of the citizens of this state (or any state) can condone the massive coverups by Obama. We, the citizens, know absolutely nothing for sure about this man. Please stand up for our state, which is what you were elected to do. God be with us all – not allah!

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