New Attacks on the State Sovereignty Movement

by Ryan on July 27, 2009

in Law,Politics

The concept of states’ rights has always been associated with the 10th Amendment.  It’s history has sometimes been suspect, especially when in defense of secession and big government Jim Crow segregation back in the day.  As we all well know, Liberals see racism around every corner, as if Freedom Riders are still being thrown off buses and beaten all across Red America (which, by the way, was full of Democrats beating up black people — notice how the South started voting Republican once the Civil Rights Era violence cooled… I’m just sayin’). 

Well, the biggest criticism being levied against Nebraska’s attempt to assert state sovereignty is cleverly associating the idea with Jim Crow and even secessionism – not directly accusing Nebraska legislators of racism or secessionism, but implying the state sovereignty movement’s connection with its checkered past.  A past which has ZERO bearing on the current debate! 

While a sneaky attempt to alienate moderates, it’s also pretty lame.  You know a Lib has lost the argument when they assert racism into an issue it has nothing to do with (can’t recall where I’ve seen an example of that lately…hmm…).  Nebraska is one of over 20 states which has seen a state sovereignty resolution introduced this year.  Tennessee and Alaska already have gubernatorial signatures and many others are in the process.  Whatever this movement may be, it’s not racist and to associate the two in this case is simple ignorance or base race politics.

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Harold Thomas July 28, 2009 at 8:07 am

While my spreadsheet won’t show it just yet, Nebraska is actually the 39th State to introduce a sovereignty resolution. Seven States have enacted such resolutions. In addition to Tennessee and Alaska, they are: Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahome, and South Dakota. (In most States, their form is that of a “concurrent resolution,” which does not require the Governor’s signature to be enacted).

Further information on the State sovereignty resolution movement is available from my blog, The Ohio Republic. A link under the masthead will take you to an HTML document with the details on all of the resolutions to date.

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