Georgia Joins Other States Seeking “Sovereignty”

Hendrik Hertzberg flags a Georgia state Senate resolution, which I also missed, that appears aimed at opening the door for secession.

In the case of “[f]urther infringements on the right to keep and bear arms,” says the resolution, “[A]ll powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government.”

This seems to be a bit of a trend: Oklahoma’s Legislature this week overrode Gov. Brad Henry’s veto to pass a “sovereignty” resolution, and similar moves are afoot in Georgia and South Carolina.

The Tenth Amendment Center (tagline: “the powers not delegated …”), which supports and tracks these move, lists bills introduced in 35 states, most a bit less blunt about dissolving the union than Georgia’s. They’ve passed at least one body of the legislature, according to that list, in 10 states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Tennessee, Missouri, Montana (where it eventually failed) and Alaska, where Gov. Sarah Palin will decide whether to sign.

The Alaska resolution, which is fairly standard, “serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers;

By Ben Smith

Read the rest:

Oklahoma: federal government should “cease and desist” mandates beyond the scope of its powers
Texas Doesn’t Need To Leave the Union, Obama’s State Department Lists the State Among Foreign Nations Already

One Response to “Georgia Joins Other States Seeking “Sovereignty””

  1. Teri Hogg Says:

    Now I have hope we can stop the idiots in power. I feel raped by the government. Trying to pass laws and taxes like cap and trade or tax when ther is no proof that there is global warming. Doesn’t anyone own an almanac? I can not believe how stupid they think we are.I pray we pass our own here in Alabama. Artur Davis can forget my vote for Govenor, why would I want an Obama follower running my state?
    Keep the faith.
    Thank you, Teri

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