Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Hampshire House of Reps: Back to Basics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives introduced an absolutely delightful resolution on Monday. It's pretty long, but here's the most important point:
"all acts of Congress which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution are altogether void, and of no force"
The zinger is at the end, of course:
"any Act by Congress... Executive Orders... or Judicial Orders... which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America".
Oh snap. They go on to list a few examples of what might constitute such a nullification, including:
"Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition;"
The bill also of course reminds everyone that after the Federal Government nullifies itself, all its powers revert back to the states. Naturally, 3/4s of the states will be required to re-form the federal government.

I'm pretty sure some states actually went through with this back in the 19th century... any of our readers remember how that worked out for them?

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