NV State Reps Introduce “Cease and Desist” State Sovereignty Resolution

by Phil on 03/23/2009

Via TenthAmendmentCenter.com; unfortunately, it’s rather pricey — several hundred dollars — to be able to track AJR15 online, so below is a copy and past from the Center:

On March16, 2009, a number of Nevada State Assemblymen introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 15 (AJR15) to claim sovereignty for the State or Nevada under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Here’s the full text:

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION – Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the Federal Government; and

WHEREAS, Many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment ensures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the Federal Government may not usurp; and

WHEREAS, Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution says, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican Form of Government,” and the Ninth Amendment states that “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”; and

WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S.Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and

WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, JOINTLY, That the 75th Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby claim 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 be it further

RESOLVED, That this resolution serves as notice and demand to the Federal Government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers; and be it further

RESOLVED, That all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.

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

-Phil

There are 2 comments in this article:

  1. 03/23/2009Pixel Patriot says:

    More than half the voter registrations turned in by ACORN canvassers during the last election were not valid, according to testimony to be presented before a House Judiciary subcommittee.

    The testimony is from Anita MonCrief, a former employee of an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations. MonCrief, who was fired for improperly charging personal expenses to the ACORN affiliate, originally testified under oath as part of a request by the Republican State Committee in Pennsylvania for an injunction against ACORN. The request was denied. The FBI has been investigating the liberal community organizing group for possible voter registration fraud.

    MonCrief will appear at the congressional hearing Thursday with Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Republican committee in the civil suit and is on the executive board of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She will provide a legal analysis of MonCrief’s testimony.

    “We will be presenting evidence that ACORN is engaged in voter registration irregularities and fraud,” Heidelbaugh tells Newsmax,

    According to MonCrief, ACORN considered 40 percent an acceptable level of accurate voter registrations turned in by its workers. She said ACORN barely trained its workers in how to register voters properly and would fire employees if they did not meet a quota of 20 new voter applicants daily. If the registration cards turned in did not meet the quota, supervisors were told to “fire them right there; don’t let them waste your money for the day.”

    If a canvasser was caught committing fraud, ACORN threw the individual “under the bus,” MonCrief said. ACORN employees were briefed on how to deny that voter registration fraud existed, she said.

    According to MonCrief, the Obama presidential campaign called her in October 2007 asking for coordination in soliciting donations from people who had already made the maximum contribution to Obama allowed by election laws. MonCrief testified that she was given a massive database of Obama donors who had already reached the limit. Her task was to cull it for potential donors who would then donate to Project Vote, an ACORN affiliate which targets individuals and entities to solicit donations.

    If true, MonCrief’s allegations constitute violations of the Internal Revenue Code, federal campaign finance laws, and laws against voter registration fraud, according to a memo by Cleta Mitchell, co-chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

    _______________________________

    Can we get any angrier? I don’t want to wait until 2012 and I don’t think we should have to. This is just wrong and I want REDRESS! NOW!

    IMPEACH this BREACH.

    If the POTUS doesn’t FIT, HE MUST QUIT!

    Pixel Patriot

  2. 03/24/2009bob strauss says:

    Nevada’s motto; “Battle Born”. It’s about time! The federal government needs to learn a lesson about the Constitution.

Write a comment:

You have to log in to write a comment.