The United Sovereign States Of America.
Most Americans believe that the federal government stands absolutely supreme.
Nobody can question its dictates. Nobody can refuse its edicts. Nobody can resist its commands.
This is simply not true.
States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine
Laws passed in pursuance of the Constitution do stand as the supreme law of the land. But that doesn’t in any way imply the federal government lords over everything and everybody in America.
First off, as James Madison asserted in Federalist 45, the powers of the federal government are “few and defined.” So federal power actually extends into only a few spheres. Most power and authority was left to the states and the people.
Founding Father President James Madison
Can there be a more fruitful source of dispute, or a kind of dispute more difficult to be settled?
– James Madison speaking at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 on the spending bill battles between the House and Senate that would occur.
As the “Government Shutdown” puppet show continues its run in Washington, D.C., there is power in the Constitution to close down the entire production.
Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution requires that “all bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other bills.”
The solution to the ObamaCare funding fiasco is right there in black and white.
STRASBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: In a reenactment, six days after President Lincoln’s Rothschild assassination, a train is decorated and Christened “The Lincoln Special” The train will go 1700 miles from Washington to New York to Chicago to Springfield so that mourners can pay their respect.
“I know the American People are much attached to their Government;–I know they would suffer much for its sake;–I know they would endure evils long and patiently, before they would ever think of exchanging it for another.
Yet, notwithstanding all this, if the laws be continually despised and disregarded, if their rights to be secure in their persons and property, are held by no better tenure than the caprice of a mob, the alienation of their affections from the Government is the natural consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come.”
– President Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address, 1838.
The 1% leaders of US government, finance/banking, and media are asset-hole lying sacks of spin because none inform the 99% of obvious solutions: including government directly paying for all public goods and services with debt-free money created by government (and here).
According to the Associated Press, “about four-fifths of the Sovereign States have enacted State laws that directly reject and ignore federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirement and identification standards for driver’s licenses.”