On Monday, Daniel Horowitz posted an article at The Conservative Review about the power of State Sovereignty. Our current administration (and many administrations before them) have chosen to ignore the Tenth Amendment.
The Tenth Amendment states:
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.
Please follow the link above to read the entire article–it contains some interesting information about what is currently happening in Canada that we can learn from.
The article notes:
Last week, I posted a comprehensive analysis of the scope of power Republicans hold in state government and how they are likely to dramatically expand it. Between trifecta control and supermajorities in legislatures, they could conceivably hold the power to pass legislation unchallenged by Democrats in at least 30 states. As such, when national Republican leaders lament the limits of their power to check the Biden administration in Washington for lack of full control of government, we must remind them it doesn’t absolve the party of its duty to enforce the Constitution in the states Republicans control.
What does that look like? Governors and legislators need to announce that when the federal government seeks to violate the Constitution, statutes, the rights of the people, or the social compact itself by openly engaging in destruction of our food, energy, and natural resources, those policies will be blocked in the states.
Practically, what does that mean?
The first bill all GOP-controlled legislatures should pass when most of them convene in January is a law allowing them via concurrent resolution to declare a federal policy, regulation, or statute unconstitutional. That would automatically, pursuant to this law, have the effect of criminalizing the enforcement of that policy within the state’s boundaries by any state or local official or state-funded NGO. It would also call upon the state law enforcement agencies to work directly with the governor to, with all practicable means, block any attempts of federal officials to enforce those edicts.
On specific issues, this means:
- All federal policies regarding transgenderism cannot be enforced.
- All federal policies concerning medical mandates, surveillance, or public health policies deemed harmful or unconstitutional are prohibited.
- All federal policies locking up state fuel, food, or natural resources are suspended.
- All FBI raids on residents of the state that are prima facie political persecutions when no allegation of violence is brought are illegal and will be thwarted by all means possible.
- All cooperation with federal law enforcement on surveillance, information sharing, or apprehension of political opponents is suspended.
Please read the rest of the article– it may hold the solution to the current lawlessness in Washington.