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NH House kills states rights resolution

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 04:39 PM

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


Talk about taking the wind out of my parachute.

[edit on 4-3-2009 by thisguyrighthere]

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 04:43 PM
Don't let it get you down.

Lobby your State Attorney General to file lawsuits over federal issues that violate the tenth amendment.

If they're going to spend taxpayers dollars, the least they could do is spend it on something legit.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 04:47 PM
What was the reasoning for them to not pass? I mean where they getting leaned on by the fed?

If its non binding and would have given more power to them at the local level, then why would they not pass it?

But dont let it get you down, the ice has been broken, it will only get easier from here.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 04:50 PM

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?

That right there is perhaps the most frustrating part of it. If it's non-binding then they dont really have anything to lose by passing it.

It's like they didnt want the fed to think NH would ever dare go against anything they did.

I'm curious to see the votes.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 09:54 PM
Yea I will do some research myself, to see what their justifying reasons were for this.

Something does smell funky though, and its not the fat guys bo whos bump firing.

Please keep us updated if you find anything as to why they shot this down.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:01 PM
I'll tell you guys right now..

Legislation isn't going to get states to secede from the union.

The only thing that is going to change anything is HUGE PROTESTS. That's really our only hope.

Democrats are in for 2 years...what will the country/world look like by then?

Are we going to be a bunch of broke Communists/socialists?

Remember when this country despised communists?

And if we vote in REpublicans...are they the answer? HELL NO. Look at them....they are in shambles and bickering about Rush Limbaugh all day.

The only thing....ONLY thing that is going to change the complete OPPRESSION of the citizens of this country is to have the citizens DENOUNCE it. Start HUGE RALLIES. March on know..actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and demand that they stop!!

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