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Old 02-02-2011, 03:24 PM  
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Arizona posturing for de facto seccession

File this under "nullification isn't as dead as some would like you to believe it is."


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Arizona to secede (without OFFICIALLY doing so)

Members of the state Legislature, including Arizona's de facto governor, Senate President Russell Pearce, have introduced a bill that essentially would have Arizona secede from the union without having to do so officially.

Really.

It's called SB1433, (See it here.) It creates a 12-member committee within the legislature that could "vote by simple majority to nullify in its entirety a specific federal law or regulation that is outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government…"

Committee members themselves would decide this, then pass along their recommendation to the full Legislature. If, in turn, a majority of state lawmakers go along with the committee then, according to the bill, "this state and its citizens shall not recognize or be obligated to live under the statute, mandate or executive order."

The nullification committee also would be permitted to review all existing federal laws to see if our legislative geniuses want to toss them out as well.

In every legislative session in every state throughout the land there are proposals like this, usually made by a few fringe members who know their proposal has no chance but file it anyway to serve some personal or political agenda.

In this instance, legislators here -- who claim to be strict constitutionalists -- seem fairly willing to ignore what is commonly called the "supremacy clause" of the U.S. Constitution (as well as the Fourteenth Amendment), and which more or less say that federal law supersedes state law.

A state or a person can challenge such laws in court. But a state can't on its own simply declare a federal law to be unconsitutional.

Legislators who propose such things often are quietly patted on the heads and laughed off by their colleagues.

In our case, however, the legislation is being proposed by, among others, Sen. Pearce, the most powerful person in state government.

So, as wacky as the proposal is, that makes it much less of a laughing matter.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:35 PM   #181
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:35 PM   #182
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #183
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #185
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I've live in a world you know absolutely nothing about. You think you do. You will someday. But at this point in time you don't.
So you can't explain your life experiences and how they make your political opinion better than mine?
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Jenson is like the Pharisee who fasts for all to see--- he puts on a show and makes faces like he's in agony.

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You mock the Church's teachings and mock those people who live out the Church's teachings precisely for living out those teachings.
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So you can't explain your life experiences and how they make your political opinion better than mine?
I can and have, you just choose not to listen.
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Where did you explain your life experiences and how they make your political opinions better than mine?
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WHAT IS YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCE, PETE!?!?!?

Are you going to answer, or will you continue running from the question? What is your life experience, and why does it make your political views more valid?
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‘God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like The Mad Crapper.
I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.’
But The Mad Crapper, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying,

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I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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Where did you explain your life experiences and how they make your political opinions better than mine?
Do you work for a living, Jenson? Do you have to provide for yourself? Do you have to provide for kids or a loved one?


Or do you just go to school and tell everyone else how stupid they are?


I am going with the latter.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:41 PM   #193
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I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
You mock the Church's teachings and mock those people who live out the Church's teachings precisely for living out those teachings.
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Do you work for a living, Jenson? Do you have to provide for yourself? Do you have to provide for kids or a loved one?


Or do you just go to school and tell everyone else how stupid they are?


I am going with the latter.
No, I do not work. I provide for myself through summer employment and loans. I do not go to school and tell everyone else how stupid they are. I go to school and learn about the legal system and how to think like a lawyer.
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