Originally posted by apokalupsis33vital
Though admirable, what prevents the federal government from countering Wyoming's legislation with legislation of their own? Oh, and what is up with that article, was it typed by a tea party member? That was just dreadful to read, I could barely get through it with all of the typos and god-awful grammar... smh
The Washington Examiner article was written by a Tea Party member? Who knew? And who cares? That wasn't the point of the post. It was about the bill. I read it again, and I honestly didn't see any typos. If you are referring to the OP, that wasn't the article. That was my written post from my phone, apologies for any typos in my post, it's hard to post from my android, but I felt it was important news to get out. I try to be prefect, but, well, I fail sometimes.
You said, "...what prevents the federal government from countering Wyoming's legislation with legislation of their own?"
That was also in the OP:
"The Federal government, as most agree, has no business stepping into state business and telling individual states what to do. For those that disagree, see the 10th ammendment."
U.S. Constitution - Amendment 10
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
They can't. It's pretty simple. They can legislate their fannies off, but they can't.
“For decades we have shared increased frustration dealing with the federal government and its agencies. What started out as a leak in the erosion of state prerogative and independence has today turned into a flood. From wolf and grizzly bear management, to gun control, to endless regulation and unfunded mandates the federal government has become far too powerful and intrusive.”
House Joint Resolution 2 includes language to this effect:
That this resolution serve as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers. The state of Wyoming will not enforce such mandates.
Thanks for the opportunity to post the information. It's always good to get the 10th out there for those who may forget that the Feds have pretty limited power It is only given, and that which is given CAN be taken away.