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By Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police
May 24, 2009
While the mainstream news media are hyping President Barack Obama and the dismal economic downturn in the United States, more and more states are declaring — or have already declared — sovereignty.
According to political experts such as strategist Mike Baker, Americans are becoming disenchanted with the federal government’s lack of perspective on issues of great concern — illegal aliens, crime, economic turmoil — while intruding into the private lives of citizens with gun-control laws and other intrusions.
“Many [citizens] are angry at federal government intrusion into their lives and into matters that were intended by our Founding Fathers to be relegated to the individual states,” said Baker.
“Take, for instance, the police power. Since the beginning of our republic, police and law enforcement was considered a function of each state in the union. Now we have federal law enforcement agencies who are taking away police powers from states. Why does an agency created to oversee issues related to alcohol, tobacco and firearms need to have SWAT teams?” asks the conservative political strategist.
“I believe that because the federal government refuses to perform their duty of protecting US sovereignty that more and more state legislatures find it necessary to protect their own individual sovereignty. The feds are careful not to mistreat illegal alien criminals, for example, but they see no problem with wiping out an entire compound of American citizens as happened in [the Branch Davidian compound] Waco, Texas,” warns former NYPD detective Sidney Frances.
“Look at California: they are preparing to release almost 50,000 convicts because of overcrowding. Why isn’t the federal government providing funds to keep those criminals locked up? Instead, they provide billions of dollars for abortions overseas,” he added.
Not only does the US Constitution provide for the sovereignty, the US Supreme Court also 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.
So far, only a few states have declared sovereignty, but several states are considering legislation to do so. Some legislation addresses all aspects of states’ rights, while other legislation addresses certain actions such as abortion control and gun owners’ rights.
Washington State Declaring Total Sovereignty
New Hampshire Tells Feds to Get Lost
Missouri’s Declaration of Sovereignty Regarding Abortion
Move to Limit Government in Oklahoma