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Will nullification work? States that want to keep their 10th Amendment rights intact are fighting back hard against Obama’s overreaching government.
Bills that nullify or negate federal laws on gun control, health care, and national standards for driver’s licenses are the most popular and they are popping up throughout the country.
In 37 states, bills challenging federal gun regulations are being legislated.
Kansas and Alaska signed such laws in the spring and are being threatened with lawsuits by Holder. Another 20 states are passing laws to opt out of or challenge mandatory parts of Obamacare. And half the states have approved measures knocking back the Real ID Act of 2005 which mandates federal government requirements for issuing driver’s licenses.
“Rosa Parks is the beacon of light: If you say no to something, you can change the world,” Michael Boldin, the Founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, which favors states’ rights, told POLITICO.
“Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be, ‘We, the people?’” he added. “Over the past few years you’ve seen this growing…People are getting sick and tired of federal power.”
Some laws are ‘preemptive nullification’ which would wipe out any federal laws that may exist in the future that states determine violates gun rights.
Nullification is seen as the best tool states have by proponents against the trampling of states rights guaranteed under the Tenth Amendment. Others says it’s folly.
Holder has already threatened to sue Kansas for their ‘Second Amendment Protection Act’ if it is implemented. Many believe these laws cannot stand up in court and the effort is in vain. Kansas supporters say this is not about gun rights, it’s about states rights. The guns they are regulating are within Kansas’ borders, not in the jurisdiction of the federal government.
In Missouri, lawmakers are attempting to override the Governor’s veto.
The government in Missouri is looking to illegally collect and store the records of concealed gun carry holders in violation of Missouri law and they are partnering with the federal government.
Dana Loesch reported the story of a Missouri man, Eric Griffin, who applied for a concealed carry permit and was denied after he refused to allow the improper scanning and collection of the documents by the DMV. They denied his permit.
His lawyer [Atty Otter] said Griffin acted within his rights. The Department of Revenue apparently installed new computer equipment to record the information as part of the federal Real ID Act of 2005 in violation of the state laws which prohibit compliance with that portion of the Real Act.
It turns out that the documents are being forwarded to Morpho Trust USA, a Georgia company that partners with state and federal government agencies.
There are serious privacy concerns here. The day the suit seeking an injunction was brought against the IRS, the judge issued it.
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder fully supports Mr. Griffin’s suit. “Department of Revenue is working with the Department of Homeland Security to install new hard and software to obtain data on Missouri citizens and transfer this information to DHS and unnamed third parties, says Kinder. Kinder and the Stoddard County Prosceutor today took legal action and held a press conference outlining the infringement on civil liberties as posted by the DoR and DHS. ” [Dana Loesch Radio]
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