This has been posted about before but not only have many states written declarations of sovereignty but many cities have as well. I will post links
to all I have found....
Oroville, WA Resolution
Snoqualmie, WA Resolution
Riverside, WA Resolution
Tonasket, WA Resolution
as well as a link to a list of communities who passed resolutions in 2005 equalling 62 million people who oppose the Patriot Act
THAT IS A STRONG MINORITY about 15-20% of the population of the U.S.
List of Communities That Have Passed Resolutions
(source for articles below)
Already, more than two dozen states have virtually stopped the 2005 Real ID act dead in its tracks. How? By refusing to implement it. Fifteen states
– most recently Arizona – are using the principles of the 10th Amendment to actively defy federal laws (and a supreme court ruling, too!) on
marijuana. Eight states have passed Firearms Freedom Acts in an attempt to reject some federal gun laws and regulations. And seven states have passed
Health Care Freedom Acts to block health care mandates from being enforced.
NULL. VOID. OF NO EFFECT.
Get used to reading these words, because the political climate is starting to swing a new direction. There is a growing number of people in America
that are recognizing a simple truth – asking, demanding, or suing to get the federal government to fix problems caused by the federal government
just doesn’t work.
Take, for example, the Federal Health Care Nullification Act, first introduced in Texas as HB297, and now also introduced in Montana (SB161), Wyoming
(HB0035), Oregon (SB498) and Maine (LD58). Here’s an excerpt:
“the federal law known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is not
authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and is hereby
declared to be invalid, shall not be recognized, is specifically rejected, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect.”
But these bills, as introduced in Texas, Maine, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming are far more than mere declarations or position statements
Implied in any nullification legislation is enforcement of the state law. In the Virginia Resolution of 1798, James Madison wrote of the principle of
That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to
which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid that they
are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not
granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the
evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.
In his famous speech during the war of 1812, Daniel Webster said:
“The operation of measures thus unconstitutional and illegal ought to be prevented by a resort to other measures which are both constitutional and
legal. It will be the solemn duty of the State governments to protect their own authority over their own militia, and to interpose between their
citizens and arbitrary power. These are among the objects for which the State governments exist”
Here Madison and Webster assert what is required of nullification laws to be successful — that state governments not only have the right to resist
unconstitutional federal acts, but that, in order to protect liberty, they are “duty bound to interpose” or stand between the federal government
and the people of the state.
All five bills explicitly include this principle, and if passed, would impose penalties on federal agents for attempting to enforce National Health
Care mandates in their state. For example, from Wyoming’s HB35:
Any official, agent or employee of the United States government or any employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government
that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this
article shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars
($5,000.00), or both.
Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect approximately ten states to introduce such bills in the 2011 legislative session.
Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate. Neither wisdom nor technique has a place in this. A man does not think of victory or defeat.
He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death"
"Although Fox News and CNN are not telling you about it, a growing number of states are declaring sovereignty. Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona,
Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth
Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering such
"Sadly, far too many Americans are woefully ignorant when it comes to understanding their rights and the Constitution."
Everyone get with your local ACLU chapters and learn about your civil liberties and the constitution. All of those who live in states who still have
organized militias go to their websites and join they can provide valuable training and inside information for those who need to prepare for the times
ahead just in case TSHTF! Never hurts to be prepared.
edit on 3-2-2011 by DragonSpirit2 because: added content and links