Last night, one of my all time favorite state Representatives, Brian Nieves, District 98 in Missouri, had his resolution-HJR88-passed out of committee! This is the first step in not only reaffirming our state sovereignty, but our right to run this state as the voters who live here see fit. As was the original intent of the cederal Constitution, Representative Nieves lays out the basic foundation and rights of Missourians to govern our state. It reminds the federal government to not overstep their bounds and to mind their manners in all lawmaking taking place in D.C. Just because those folks don't live here any more means nothing! We still live here and we want the 10th Amendment honored as written. A few key points in this resolution:
The state of Missouri shall:
Uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America by hereby prohibiting the Missouri legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of any federal law, executive order, judicial ruling, administrative ruling, collection of revenue, dispersal of revenue, or other action by the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the federal government that exceeds the limited powers enumerated and delegated to the federal government;
- Not recognize, enforce, or act in furtherance of the following:-Federal actions restricting the right of private citizens to bear arms;-Federal actions legalizing or funding abortions, or the destruction of anyembryo containing human DNA from the zygote stage onward through all stages of development;
-Any federal action requiring the sale or trade of carbon credits or imposing atax, fee, fine, or penalty on the release of carbon emissions;
-Federal actions involving a public option for health care, mandating end of lifecounseling, rationing health care, dictating or limiting the type of treatment a doctor may provide to his or her patient, authorizing or mandating the collection of a patient's medical record into a database, covering illegal aliens under health insurance or prohibiting enforcement of laws regarding coverage for illegal aliens, mandating the benefits health insurance must cover, requiring insurance providers to cover abortion services, restricting the ability of patients to purchase health insurance in another state, or assessing fees, fines, or penalties on employers who do not provide health insurance to their employees;
There is also language in there about "hate crimes" and homeschooling......the list just goes on and on. It is clear Rep. Nieves is standing up for what is right in this country and he is willing to go to the mat to have it written into our State Constitution. The federal government has forgotten their place. They are out of control with spending and regulation. Federal law was never intended to usurp power and control from the states. Over the years the relationship has been twisted and corrupted. State lawmakers like Brian Nieves are going to bring that power back home and no longer allow the federal government to prostitute out the citizens of this state for their own gain and will.
Thank you Representative Nieves! I am glad you are looking out for us.
Please go HERE (PDF) to read the entire text of the bill. It is imperative we show our state legislatures we support them in efforts such as this.