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9 States+ Tell Government to Stand Down

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:56 AM

Originally posted by MoothyKnight
still ABSOLUTELY no coverage of this on the MSM

Because they're resolutions.

ANY member of a legislative house can bring up a resolution for any number of things.

Texas (for instance) once passed a resolution announcing 2/28/97 as "Taiwan Peace Day." I don't believe it made much of an impact in the news and it certainly hasn't made waves since then:

We passed legislation saying that the "Blue Lacy" (a dog breed I've never heard of) is the Official State Dog Breed of Texas:

They passed a resolution to express good wishes to the Divine Performers for the Chinese New Year Celebration:

Resolutions also recognize/honor college and university events:

...and so on and so forth. Every state legislature passes dozens of these each day and the newspapers could fill up their columns just reprinting the texts with no commentary. I've seen resolutions honoring the scouts, honoring veterans, honoring newsmakers, honoring town centennials and so forth.

Resolutions are designed to make the people of the Congresscritter's district (and some others) feel Really Good about their Congresscritter... so that they will vote the dear Congresscritter back into office. Since these are basically "we affirm states rights" resolutions, they're really sort of a "non issue" (like saying "we affirm that the state government works.")

Here's the one that says "the US government allows each state two representatives and the Texas government is delighted to have two representatives in the US congress.:

So if you're expecting grand and sweeping changes from this, you're looking at the wrong direction. It's a "feel good" paper. It isn't a states revolt.

Look up resolutions brought by your own state representatives to see just how vapid many of them are and see how little of an impact resolutions have on the overall government.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:39 AM
Well there you have it folks, more Red Herrings for the masses. Or maybe just Jerry Springer for the partial politically motivated.

Like I said if things collapse these congress people will try to hang their hats on what they did say or try to do in the past.

Talk is cheap.

Actions speak volumes.

Thanks for that detailed break down byrd.

[edit on 10-2-2009 by Realtruth]

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:54 AM
so who thinks this is what the fema camps were made for?

do you guys seriously think the PTB will allow the states to break away?

i doubt it but time will tell.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 11:50 AM
well said BYRD

i think the key is that these resolutions are NON-Binding they are just talk because they realize that when thousands of pissed of people call and complain ever more upset with there politico's that they better start ACTING like they care...........before the pitch fork are dusted off

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:53 PM
Not only are they "non-binding", but pointless. All U.S. States are sovereign, we don't need resolutions to point this out. When the first state officially secedes, then come and find me. Until then this is all smoke and mirrors.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:50 PM
reply to post by stevegmu

a state, although independent, submitting a bill for the pork, is just smart finance on their part. nothing else.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:58 PM

Originally posted by PhyberDragon

Originally posted by mystiq
I'm starting to see a possible manipulation taking place. All this worry about martial law, and concerns brought up time and time again. Then more recently, threads about someone in Russia showing a map of the US in a year or so, carved up, with California going to China, and the South going to Mexico, Canada getting the wheat portion, and Russia getting Alaska, etc. This is not a situation anyone wishes to see, thats sane in anycase. It would mean the dismantling of the US, as has been foretold in other threads.

Now, what if this is a carefully played chess game, with all that information being leaked deliberately ahead of time to make it look like this is a good thing. Then a crisis, martial law, the break up of the US and the takeover.

People need to really seek answers right now, and find out how to reinstate their collective will before the US goes through any of this. I may not like the leaders and the puppet masters behind them, but love you guys.

IMHO. You are correct. It is a chess game.

First there is a matter of the pieces. A sublime conversion, Republicans Nationalizing everything, means the Republic is all but dead, converted to Nationalists instead, with a hierarchy resting at the Pinnacle of God's Laws.
Then there are the Democrats, pushing Socialist agenda's, effectively rendering Democracy dead, converted to Socialists instead, with a hierarchy resting at the Pinnacle of Man's Laws.
So, the Republican Democracy of Church and State has the Illusion of playing on, when in truth it is National Socialism singing America's Song.

With the pieces Identified properly, let's look at the play. Turn them on one another, while the Vulture Nation's who have been buying up US real estate and currency, in their planning, come as vultures for her weakened remains. If you unite, you fall. If you divide, you fall.

Did you wake up too late? If you are still arguing your politics, then, you're not awake at all.

boo your cynicism. take a hike.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 09:44 AM
"Walk on Washington"...Time for Voices to make a Difference Again!

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:02 AM
Thanks to you guys, im not even from America and you have made me interested in my own countries Constitution.
I should have been anyway, but its not really tought in school in Australia, so I have never really questioned what may be in it.
Untill now.

So thank you to the poeple of the land of the free.

It seems in Australia when we became a federation of states, the individual states gave up all their power to the federal government.

It proclaims in Australias constitution that no state can raise its own military or naval force.

Hence why we have never and never will have a civil war.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:09 AM

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 03:06 PM
What Byrd said. Well stated and true.

CuriousSkeptic - Woo Washington State! I have lived in several different states and another country and there is no place I would rather live. I would guess that our beliefs are different - you being a self described "hippie tree hugging pussy" and me being what I assume you would call a "right-wing conservative nut job", but in Washington we can get together for beers, argue, and just agree to disagree. Right or left, we are way laid back.

Back to topic, I would like to point out that, in Washington State anyway, we are probably one of the most left leaning socialist states in the USA (I still love it here though!). The resolution , House Joint Memorial 4009, was drafted by 7 representatives who are all Republicans. While I most certainly agree with them, in my opinion this is just the typical day to day politics as usual. The Republicans are making a show of taking a stand against the Democratic majority. Nothing more, nothing less. Without looking at the other states' resolutions, I would assume that they are pretty much the same thing.

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:40 PM

9+ States have now declared sovereignty, now add Washington to the list.

Arizona State Legislature for formulating a bill that declares their state sovereignty. That same bill further details their right during martial law to call back servicemen to protect the state:

"…if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state … individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is elected…"

In case you didn't hear about it on the mainstream media (which you haven't because they want to keep us asleep), numerous states are currently declaring or have already declared sovereignty, including:


New Hampshire








Possibly: Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Montana, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, Illinois.

"The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States were reserved to the States or to the people. It added nothing to the instrument as originally ratified." — United States v. Sprague, 282 U.S. 716, 733 (1931).

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 07:24 AM

Originally posted by detachedindividual
Anything that minimizes the scope of power right now would be a great idea.

Great post. We should all get Mother Earth News if we haven't already!

Dependence on the federal government must be curtailed in any area. It weakens the states ability to be a check and balance against an overstepping Fed.

A great idea would be to slowly cut fed taxes and transfer the burden to the state and its taxpayers. This would allow states to debate tax and spending issues and issues the fed try's to control, at the view of a local level.

This would have good effect in so many areas for the individual states. Man anytime big sugar can get things done that it wants with a check carrot, that just has to undermine everything. Rots the teeth out of a strong republic.

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 07:35 AM

Originally posted by ExistenceUnknown
Not only are they "non-binding", but pointless. All U.S. States are sovereign, we don't need resolutions to point this out. When the first state officially secedes, then come and find me. Until then this is all smoke and mirrors.

Well it certainly a symbolic gesture but its a start. Maybe its simply a move to give us radicals hope. lol

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 08:02 AM

Originally posted by vonholland
reply to post by stevegmu

a state, although independent, submitting a bill for the pork, is just smart finance on their part. nothing else.

When the issues of distribution money from a general fund to states was discussed at the founding, it was really limited to some basic things issues like interstate highways and the like. What we have today is a mess. Pigs on the wing.

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 08:06 AM

Originally posted by Keyhole
reply to post by amatrine

They are claiming sovereignty from some of the laws that the Federal Government is claiming that they have power to enforce the states to abide by!

We're not talking about the bailouts really right now, but how much power the Federal Government now tries to use to control things in individual states that they were NEVER given the power to use/enforce!

Yes but this pork is always a bargaining chip. Get the states addicted to it.

posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:48 AM
reply to post by Byrd

Byrd, normaly I would agree with you, but you have to admit there are a lot of states that either have this type of resolution or are working on one right now. Its not like many I've have seen that only have one or two reps behind it? There are long lists of reps backing each one of them up. From what I have read so far, they all are going through around the same time this summer. Granted, this isnt my bag, but when was the last time half the states put up resolutions asking the current govt. to step down?

posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 02:58 AM
reply to post by kawz1

How did I know some pot head was gonna say that #...

posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 08:50 PM
reply to post by Realtruth
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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:10 AM
Make that 10 states now... Texas joins as well...

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