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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire House killed a resolution affirming state sovereignty on Wednesday, dashing the hopes of conservatives who say the federal government should quit meddling in local affairs.
The House rejected Republican Daniel Itse's resolution by a vote of 216-150. Itse's supporters booed from the gallery after the vote, briefly disrupting the session.
The resolution said New Hampshire could ignore any federal laws or policies that violate the Constitution. It was nonbinding, so if passed, it would not have carried the force of law. Itse targets many policies, including the stimulus bill, the No Child Left Behind Act and any new assault rifle ban.
Similar resolutions are pending in at least 15 states. Critics say they're a misreading of the Constitution. Article
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
If its non binding and would have given more power to them at the local level, then why would they not pass it?