Are the States About to Slap Runaway Fed Down to Constitutional Size?

By JB Williams Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On February 5, 2009, I released a column titled New Hampshire Leads Next American Revolution! At the time, only a handful of states had introduced legislative efforts to reclaim state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

As of February 17th, when I released It’s Time for American Freedom Fighters to Unite, some twenty states had followed that lead, introducing measures of their own aimed at reclaiming state rights to defend against what was clearly becoming a runaway Democratic Socialist juggernaut in Washington DC, running roughshod over Republican members of congress and the millions of Americans they represent.

Today, the number of states claiming state sovereignty, some outlining specific federal actions that have far more to do with usurping the US Constitution than upholding it, has grown to at least thirty two… the magic number is 34.... 2009: Arkansas - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment, Funding Issues 2009: Arizona - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment 1994: California - 10th Amendment 1995/96: Georgia - 10th Amendment 2009: Georgia - 10th Amendment 2009: Kansas - 10th Amendment 1997/98: Louisiana - Sovereignty Constitutional Amendment 2009: Michigan - 10th Amendment 2009: Minnesota - 10th Amendment 2009: Missouri - Freedom of Choice Act (Abortion), 10th Amendment 2009: Montana - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment, 2nd Amendment 2009: New Hampshire - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment, Federal Reserve, Taxes, Martial Law, 2nd Amendment, Draft/War, Patriot Act, Labor Camps, 1st Amendment 2008: Oklahoma - 10th Amendment, (Other Legislation: No Child Left Behind, Real ID Act) 2009: Oklahoma - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment, Funding Issues 2009: South Carolina - 9th Amendment, 10 Amendment, Martial Law and Related, 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment 2009: Tennessee - 10th Amendment 2009: Texas - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment, Funding Issues 2009: Utah - Real ID Act 2009: Washington - 10th Amendment

* Proposed: Alabama - 9th Amendment, 10th Amendment * Proposed: Alaska * 1994: Colorado - 10th Amendment * 1995: Florida - 10th Amendment * Proposed [HJM RS18517]: Idaho - 10th Amendment * 2009: Indiana - 10th Amendment * 2009: Iowa - 10th Amendment * Proposed: Maine * Proposed: Nevada * Proposed: Ohio - 10th Amendment * Proposed: Pennsylvania - 10th Amendment * Proposed: Virginia - 10th Amendment * Proposed: West Virginia - Same as New Hampshire Republic of Lakotah - Full Independence Hawaii - Full Independence

It’s all happening so fast, that we have not had time to fully verify the text and status of every state effort, but there is NO missing the clear implications. Where are they heading here? What does it all mean?

We The People Foundation is pushing for a new Continental Congress. Campaign For Liberty - 2009 Continental Congress ... is working towards the same end.

HUGE Pro-Constitution blogs like Free Republic run by Jim Robinson are issuing “calls to action” in an effort to get literally hundreds of fractured movements to communicate and network together in defense of American Constitutional Rights currently under siege in Washington DC.

Is this why more than thirty states are rushing to reclaim state powers, in preparation for an all out assault on a federal government clearly intent upon a massive confiscation and redistribution of wealth agenda?

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” - Daniel Webster

Obama’s New World Order? Frankly, I think it’s a mistake to blame Obama for what is happening in Washington DC today. Quite honestly, he is just not that smart. Nothing on his blank résumé suggests that he is capable of “leading” anything. At best, he is a Follower-in-Chief. The question is – who’s lead is he following?

Void of any personal talent, Obama is attempting to “lead” by committee. He has surrounded himself with so-called “experts” whom he relies upon for his every thought pattern and opinion. Unfortunately, every Obama “expert” is an anti-American Marxist.

Throughout his two year campaign for the Oval Office, Obama was accused of being many things, from covert Muslim terrorist to Alinsky Communist and just your average run of the mill empty suit. A little more than a month in power has already proven that the empty suit charge was the most accurate, and likely the most dangerous.

When Conspiracy becomes more than Just Theory Just as communists learned to take cover under friendlier operating titles, - socialist, liberal and progressive, eventually just plain ole Democrat, - the ONE World Order folks have learned to operate under the cover of New World Order.

President George H.W. Bush used the term New World Order, taking office immediately following the fall of the Soviet Empire, in a world worried about the prospects of one standing superpower with no counter-balance of power in the world.

Bush’s New World Order simply aimed to realign global power at a time when only the United States was a standing economic and military superpower.

Through the United Nations, Bush hoped for diplomatic international peacekeeping that would eliminate the need for the USA to act as a unilateral peacekeeping force around the world. Bush sought to expand the principles and values of freedom and capitalism, so that parts of the world in perpetual war just to survive, would one day feed themselves in peace.

But just as today’s Democrat Party has been hijacked by the Democratic Socialists of America via their legislative body in congress, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Bush’s New World Order was hijacked by the One World Order movement, which has an agenda diametrically opposed to Bush’s vision.

As a result, the two opposing ideologies are often intentionally and unwittingly confused today.

Why Now? For decades, the federal government has been behaving as if the states and the people at large exist only at the pleasure and benefit of the fed. The popular but false notion that some have no right to individual success, so that others can enjoy a right to other people’s property, has become the foundation of today’s Democrat Party. Without the promise of free access to other people’s stuff, Democrats would not win a single national election.

Obama’s entire campaign for power was based upon penalizing personal success and pushing even more Americans into federal dependency. Since Republicans ran a candidate only marginally to the right of Democrats, it was clear that the nation was going to put a man in the White House who didn’t have the qualifications to even run a US company.

Investors started fleeing from the market almost a year before the election. But once the election was over, they have run for cover at break neck speed. Obama’s efforts to re-title nationalization and democratic socialism as some new form of free market capitalism, is flying with some of his supporters who no longer know the difference.

But investors and state legislatures know unbridled socialism when they see it coming. Today, they can see the whites of their eyes…

Promises to nationalize banking, rumors of “general troop mobilizations,” renewed warnings of terror attacks on US soil and trillions in taxpayer debt being poured into creating “government jobs,” has pushed freedom loving Americans to a boiling point!

The Purpose Behind the State Resolutions Some suspect that the states are preparing for an armed defense of their territories and rights, expecting the fed to move towards Martial Law once they are successful in their efforts to finish off the free market economy, forcing the people to take to the streets in rebellion.

Others believe that the states are preparing to secede from a union run amuck.

Instead, it appears that the states are preparing to slap the federal government down to its rightful Constitutional size.

A New Continental Congress Our nation’s Founders provided for a peaceful means by which we the people could protect and defend our Constitution.

In our Declaration of Independence, our Founders established, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Private investors and state legislators know better than to buy the empty rhetoric of the empty suit currently residing in the White House. As he takes to the air waves daily in a failed attempt to paint his socialist plan a pretty color, state after state reclaims state sovereignty and investors run for safe havens.

Only the proletariat class, developed by Democrats over the last seventy years, is foolish enough to place their “hopes” in a man with a blank résumé and a secret past, as he becomes increasingly desperate to put a friendly face on his unfriendly assault on American principles and values.

State legislators are preparing to slap the leftist fed down to size… its Constitutional size. They are preparing for a new continental congress whereby the people and their states can “institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The Details Remember! - the magic number is 34 states to call for a convention to enforce the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution. 32-34 states are already on the move toward setting a firm foundation for just such an event.

“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Declaration of Independence

America is currently in a Constitutional Crisis on several fronts. We have a president whom many Americans, including a growing number of soldiers, believe to be constitutionally ineligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

Democratic Socialists now in control of all branches of the federal government are running wild with power, forcing taxpayers and investors into a corner by eliminating all voices of reason across the aisle, which they feel completely entitled to discard without a moment’s consideration.

Over 40 states are now in financial ruin as a direct result of federal misuse of power and ill-fated leftist efforts to stimulate socialism rather than free market recovery.

A Constitutional Convention is the peaceful means by which the states can band together and put an end to the heavy handed unbridled sprint to national Marxism currently led by Speaker Pelosi in the People’s House.

Article V of the US Constitution “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution,”

It takes 34 states to bypass the US Congress and call for a Constitutional Convention. Reasserting state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments would be the appropriate first step towards calling for a new Continental Congress.

Is it possible that state legislatures know exactly what they are doing here? This is the ONE constitutional method for reversing the current rush into Marxism in Washington DC that could preempt the growing public movement towards outright revolution and tax revolt.

It is the ONE thing that state governments can do to stop the nation from falling into an armed public rebellion against the heavy handed socialists running Washington DC. And nobody in Washington DC can stop it, so long as at least 34 states act upon their Constitutional right to slap the fed back down to its legitimate size and scope.

Is this really happening in my time? If it is, what an exciting time to be alive! After years of watching Washington DC elites destroy the republic, it would be an honor indeed, to watch the people take their country back by reasserting state sovereignty and constitutional rights.

The states are setting a firm footing to remind the fed that IT exists only at the pleasure of the states and their people, not the other way around. 34 state legislatures can force a constitutional convention, not for the purpose of a new amendment, but for the purpose of enforcing long existing amendments, specifically, #9 and #10.

As these are existing pieces of the Constitution, there is only a need for an enforcement convention, not a ratification process requiring 39 states and time to ratify.

Is it possible that state legislators know precisely what they are doing? Whether they know it or not, they are putting the people in the proper position to reclaim their country. Do they have the courage to follow through?

©2009 USA

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