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08-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Excellent article by Will Pitts - State Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida. Nails the problems and the solution...

Only Our State Legislatures Can Save Us Now!
By: Will Pitts, Chairman
Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida

Great things are happening across America. The actions of a few brave and noble state legislators and state officers around the Republic may well demonstrate that the most important election in the nation may not be the run for the President of The United States. The most important upcoming elections for all Americans may be those for their state House of Representatives, State Senate, Attorney General and their Governor’s races. When this country was created the office of the President was intended to have a relatively minor influence on the citizens of each state. It appears that some legislators and state Attorney Generals are dusting off the Constitution and working to get their house in order.

In Oklahoma the state legislature has a Bill pending to re-assert their state sovereignty. The short caption of the bill reads:

“Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution.”

Essentially, Oklahoma has asserted that the federal government and those in Washington D.C. are no longer going to dictate the way they run their state education, industries, National Guard, state police and they are especially not going to run rough shod over their state legislature. Oklahoma has told Washington, enough is enough. GET OUT!

In Montana the Governor and the State Legislature are reasserting their sovereignty and telling the Director of Homeland Security they have no constitutional authority to force the National ID on its citizens.

In New Hampshire a group of legislators are diligently working to introduce sound money backed by gold and silver as a state currency.

In Nevada the State Legislature rules the Federal Reserve Corporation unconstitutional.

It is All About Sovereignty

When we look at the source of the problem, most every problem in America today stems from a failure to respect and understand sovereignty: national, state, local and individual. The national police state and (FBI, DEA, CIA, OSHA, Corp of Engineers, Homeland Security, IRS, Fish and Wildlife, EPA, Fusion Centers, etc., etc.) runs rough shod over the state police, local sheriff’s offices and citizens in each state. The dire problems in this country were created by unconstitutional, unconscionable actions of the U. S. Congress. These agencies undermine the liberties of all Americans, violate the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and undermine the sovereignty of each state. Take a look at a list of all Federal Agencies. You will not believe it
(http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml ).

The financial problems created by having to feed this machine seem so complex and overwhelming that most Americans have developed a sense of hopelessness and despair. When it comes to dealing with issues such as the national debt, the growing federal bureaucracy and the national police state, the citizens and states have no viable avenue for redress. When citizens have more fear of the IRS and the federal government than of dying, we have a problem.

When it comes to protecting one citizen from another, the sheriff of each county is the legitimate constitutional protector of the rights and liberties of the citizens. Their offices are charged with both protecting the liberty of the citizens and prosecuting those who commit criminal acts against another citizen. Should the sheriffs’ office ever engage in violating the rights of its citizenry, the citizens have immediate recourse by calling a town meeting or replacing the sheriff at the next election. The sheriff is immediately answerable to those who entrust him with such power. This is the proper order of things.

With a Federal Police state or federal regulatory bureaucracy, there is no redress for the citizens of the state. Can one vote out the director of the US Army Corps of Engineers or the head of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C.? Write your Congressman and see what kind of results you get. Additionally, the U.S. Congress and its agencies treat our states and city municipalities as low level extensions of Congress. They have forgotten that, THE STATES CREATED THE CONGRESS and gave them their limited powers. The national police and federal regulatory agencies routinely undermine the citizen’s inalienable right of self defense by placing limitations on gun ownership. The federal government has undermined the citizen’s right of freedom and life through the personal income tax and regulation of every area of one’s life or business. The average state citizen now works nearly 4 months of the year for the federal government. The sad irony is, we created the federal government to protect our liberty and privacy and now it is the federal government we need protection from. This is not how the Founders intended.

READ MORE HERE (http://www.rlcnef.org/only-our-state-legislatures-can-save-us-now/)

08-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Houston, we have a problem...

YouTube - ‪Texas Legislation‬‎ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6X-xtVask)

It Is All About Integrity

08-05-2010, 09:04 AM
What is the problem? In Texas, we already have all the laws we need. In fact, we have too many laws, and the only reason I want the state legislature to meet is to repeal laws and arm the state militia.

08-05-2010, 02:23 PM
What is the problem? In Texas, we already have all the laws we need. In fact, we have too many laws, and the only reason I want the state legislature to meet is to repeal laws and arm the state militia.

Repealing laws is correct.There is a 5 to 9 year moratorium needed at all levels of government that for each law passed 9 or 10 are to be repealed. Arming a militia is correct as well , especially since you are a border state.

08-05-2010, 02:36 PM
Don't forget the Sheriff's! I think they're even more important since they are the lawmen of the county. Sure, jurisdiction isn't as large, however their power compared to other offices is quite unique!