Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nullification May Be On The Ballot In Arizona

Arizona businessman Jack Biltis has spent $1.2M to get enough signatures in order to get his nullification question on the ballot this November and his investment may be paying off. Biltis claims to have submitted over 320,000 signatures to the Secretary of State, of which 259,213 validated signatures are required to move the measure forward.

The initiative, if successful, it would amend the state's constitution to allow the citizens of Arizon “to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution.”
AN INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Checks & Balances In Government Act

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE II, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, BY AMENDING SECTION 3; THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND AND MAY NOT BE VIOLATED BY THE FEDERAL, STATE, OR ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT. TO PROTECT THEIR FREEDOMS AND PRESERVE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE PEOPLE OF ARIZONA SHALL BE EMPOWERED TO REJECT ANY FEDERAL ACTION THAT THEY DETERMINE VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDIES, THEY MAY DO SO BY 1) MAJORITY VOTE IN AN INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM, OR 2) MAJORITY VOTE OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE GOVERNOR.
TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Arizona:

The Constitution of Arizona is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon and on proclamation of the Governor.

Section 1. Article II, Constitution of Arizona, is amended in Section 3 as follows:

Section 3. Supreme law of the land

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land AND MAY NOT BE VIOLATED BY THE FEDERAL, STATE, OR ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT. TO PROTECT THEIR FREEDOMS AND PRESERVE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE PEOPLE OF ARIZONA ARE EMPOWERED TO REJECT ANY FEDERAL ACTION THAT THEY DETERMINE VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDIES, THEY MAY DO SO BY 1) A MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST IN AN INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM, OR 2) A MAJORITY VOTE OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE GOVERNOR.
Leviathan may not like it but more and more people are waking up to the power of the Tenth Amendment. We can only be pushed around for so long before we push back and you can expect to see continued resistance to the national government's usurpation of power.

The naysayers will claim that only the Supreme Court has the power to declare whether a law is Constitutional or unconstitutional but that is not the case; Article III grants them no such power. Rather, SCOTUS granted themselves that power in Marbury v Madison.

Most importantly, we must remember that it was the several States that created the Federal Government and contrary to what you have been taught in school, state sovereignty was considered an important check toward reigning in federal overreach.

We need to reassert our rights.

To learn more about this important initiative got to their website at checksandbalanceaz.com.

3 comments:

  1. This is good news. Hopefully there will be enough signatures approved and this amendment will pass.

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  2. Title: Repeal the 17th Amendment

    The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution with the Senators being Representatives of the States. In 1913 the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution changed this so that the Senators were selected by special interests and voted on by the people. This was the beginning of the World Wars. It has essentially made the states powerless. The 17th Amendment needs to be repealed.

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