Besides massive trillion dollar spending the less covered states' rights movement is becoming the new "thing." If the reporting is correct we might be seeing an inclusion of nine more states to the eleven that have already introduced tenth amendment legislation.
According to World Net Daily, the nine states that are considering issuing resolutions are; Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.
I want to emphasize this is not a precursor to civil war, as we reported before,
These are not edicts of secession, they are mostly resolutions. Meaning, this is a legislative proposal that does not require action by the governor if adopted by the Legislature (State House and Senate). It serves merely as a protest against federal government intrusion.
Before states' rights advocates get too exicted the the Supremacy Clause.
has to be taken into account.
Article VI, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution is known as the Supremacy Clause because it provides that the "Constitution, and the Laws of the United States … shall be the supreme Law of the Land." It means that the federal government, in exercising any of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, must prevail over any conflicting or inconsistent state exercise of power.
For an informative read on the legal history of the Supremacy Clause versus the Tenth Amendment visit, U.S. Constitution: Article VI