Courageous States Fighting Back

From the Common Constitutionalist:


For years we conservatives have been frustrated, and that’s putting it mildly, by the ever-growing size and reach of the federal government.

We’ve all asked, both ourselves and each other; what can be done? What can we do to fight back? Can anything be done to beat back the onslaught of the feds – to somehow limit their power over us?

Well, until recently we’ve all felt pretty helpless. Then, it seems something happened – as if a light came on or a voice from above exclaimed, “You know… you don’t have to take it. You have the constitutional authority to take the power back. All you have to do is have the courage to use that authority.”

And that’s exactly what is happening – either recalling or discovering for the first time – states are realizing that the United States Constitution was written to empower them, not the feds.

Take for example the obvious want of the Obama thugs to strip us of our Second Amendment right to own and carry a gun; a right near and dear to the hearts of our founders. You may read more of how they felt about guns here.

Many states are simply declaring “enough is enough” to the feds.

Look at Missouri, the “Show Me” state. They are very close to passage of a gun rights bill that will completely nullify any present or future attempt by the federal government to limit the rights of Missourians to “keep and bear arms”.

The law reads: “All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, will infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the

United States Constitution and article 1, section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by the state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”

The bill also nullifies “certain taxes, certain registration and tracking laws, certain prohibitions on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a specific type of firearm, and confiscation orders.”

In addition it will subject federal agents to civil and criminal penalties for knowingly enforcing federal gun laws. Agents could face up to one year in prison and $1000 fine.

The people of Missouri should be darn proud of their elected officials.

And so too should the citizens of Kansas, who, in April 2013 passed the “Second Amendment Protection Act”. Similar legislation is either passed or is pending in 36 other states.

As is typical of many lawyers on this subject or any regarding state nullification of a federal statute, UCLA law professor, Adam Winkler said that even if the state laws are passed, they will be struck down by the federal courts.

Of course they will professor. According to the federal courts, it seems states have no rights unless expressly granted to them by the federal government.

You see, unfortunately, according to most attorneys, we are not governed by the Constitution, but by case law and precedent.

Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers called the US Supreme Court a “dictatorship” saying, “You think that the Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of any of these laws. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe it was ever granted the authority under the Constitution.”

And she’s correct, but that’s a discussion for another day.

More and more states are getting fed up with the federal government and asserting themselves, from guns to Obamacare.

Maybe this is what had to happen. People just needed to feel that we’ve been pushed too far and we’re just not going to take it anymore.  I hope so.


I hope so too and it appears that sleeping giant is waking up. We’re seeing more and more headlines about civil disobedience in regard to the second amendment and I think that’s a good sign.

As one commenter put it – ‘the people are emerging from the fog of lies fostered by our government to expand their power.’  It’s about time.


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8 Responses to Courageous States Fighting Back

  1. Mrs AL says:

    It’s about bloody time. How many of us have been hollering for the State’s to assume their place within what is SUPPOSED to be this Republic?

    Excellent post, Kathy !!

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Mrs. AL, you’re right – we’ve been hollering for a long time. I love the irony in that as much as obama, Bloomberg, etc. have pushed for gun control & confiscation, it’s had the opposite effect. Their efforts have driven up gun & ammo sales and it’s pushed the states to assert states’ rights.

      More people than ever before have CCLs and they’re packing. Yesterday I read that people in upper New York were burning gun registration forms. It makes me chuckle just thinking about it.

      • Mrs AL says:

        It’s a little off topic and I can’t remember if anyone posted on it, but States make decisions and there are consequences … this involves Magpul’s decision to leave Colorado:

        The State’s in your article made the correct decision!

        • Kathy says:

          I think we did a post on that a while back. Colorado’s politics basically forced Magpul to leave because they couldn’t sell their product in their own state. Stoopid!!

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, they are, finally. Thanks for adding that link. I love it that they named the bill after Morgan – that was a nice little jab.

  2. CW says:

    Trying to defend ourselves against the lefties always reminds me of an old episode I once saw of Roseanne (before I knew what a moron Roseanne Barr really was). Shouting up to her son and his friend she said something like: “No jumping on the bed, NO swinging from anything, NO water balloons, NO lighting anything on fire, NO making prank phone calls, NO taking anything apart and NO climbing on anything! Just like the Left it’s almost impossible to anticipate the trouble they will get into. I applaud the states but don’t know if it’s possible to write a law broadly enough to contain those weasels.

    • Kathy says:

      I too applaud the states, although it’s pathetic that their federal government has forced them into a position of writing such legislation to protect their rights.