The overall approval polls may have Barack Obama looking like the cat’s meow but those who are actually paying attention are seeing him a bit differently. How is it that a man so ostensibly popular, the hope and change we can believe in candidate is sparking a rebellion from the states?
As of last month, 11 states have moved to assert their 10th amendment rights and are attempting to position themselves to defend against the onslaught of big brother federal usurpation of states rights. More states are considering legislation the run along the same lines. The reasons for considering asserting sovereignty rights vary from state to state, but the underlying common thread is that Obama seems to be overreaching in his authority, and these states are looking to put him back in this constitutionally mandated place.
Good luck hearing about this in the MSM, unless packaged as some kind of disgruntled Republican posturing. If this was just one or two rogue states trying to make a point that would be one thing, but-were in double-digits now. Are these lawmakers nuts? Are they disgruntled Republicans? You didn’t see his even with the hated George Bush. Obama hasn’t been in office a few months and multiple states are looking to cover their ass. Even if you’re a skeptic, maybe this is worth checking out. That’s a pretty sizable chunk of America that doesn’t like what they see coming.
For the record, here’s the 10th amendment of the Constitution, that gives states the right to assert their sovereignty. That does not mean secession. That means that states have the right to govern themselves with minimal federal interference. Not a part of the Constitution that Obama is pursuing.
Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.