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States’ rights pushed in bill that would ‘assert the sovereignty of the state’

Posted By admin On January 26, 2013 @ 8:15 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jerry Mitchell
Clarion Ledger [1]
Jan 26, 2013

More than a half century ago, Mississippi created a state Sovereignty Commission to block enforcement of federal laws.

Now two key state lawmakers are introducing legislation to attempt to do much the same thing. House Bill 490 would create a committee to help neutralize federal laws and regulations “outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government in the United States Constitution.”

Robert McElvaine, professor of history at Millsaps College, said all this bill will accomplish is to put Mississippi up for ridicule. “ ‘The Neutralization of Federal Law’?” he said. “I am astounded to see such a measure introduced in the 21st century. Do the authors of the bill see Mississippi as part of the United States?”

He pointed out that the issue of state sovereignty “was settled by a terrible war 150 years ago as well as by numerous Supreme Court decisions.”

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[1] Clarion Ledger: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130125/NEWS010504/301250044/States-rights-pushed

[2] Nebraska legislators seek to assert state sovereignty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nebraska-legislators-seek-to-assert-state-sovereignty.html

[3] Popular state sovereignty bills draw comparison to Civil War posturing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/popular-state-sovereignty-bills-draw-comparison-to-civil-war-posturing.html

[4] Court Cases On Gun Control And State Sovereignty Are Popping Up Everywhere: http://www.prisonplanet.com/court-cases-on-gun-control-and-state-sovereignty-are-popping-up-everywhere.html

[5] Interactive Food Sovereignty Map tracks states, localities that have passed food freedom laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/interactive-food-sovereignty-map-tracks-states-localities-that-have-passed-food-freedom-laws.html

[6] Increasing Number of States Declaring Sovereignty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/numerous-states-introduce-legislation-affirming-the-constitution.html

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