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Monday, June 27, 2011

States Rights Pave Way For American Renewal

The Declaration of Independence
(ABA) - Six states have passed laws banning abortions after the 20th week of gestation in an apparent conflict with Roe v. Wade, but no one has challenged the legislation in court.

The laws—passed in Nebraska, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Alabama—are based on the theory that a fetus can feel pain the 20th week after conception, the New York Times reports.

The 20-week limit conflicts with Roe v. Wade, which holds that abortion cannot be banned until the fetus is viable. Generally viability is thought to be at the 24th week, the story says, citing information from the Guttmacher Institute...

read full story here

We the people of the states, do hereby assert our state sovereignty against the tyranny of our own federal government. For forty years the United States federal government has engaged in a war of extermination against the children of this nation, systematically killing them within their own mothers' wombs.

Today we exercise our state sovereignty against the murderous acts of our federal government.  We expect legal resistance, and we will not be swayed.  We will continue to fight against this tyranny, using every legal means at our disposal, even if it means dismantling the entire federal government through constitutional convention.  We will not stop.  We will fight forever because God is on our side.  When we are gone our children will fight, and their children after them.  This is a holy war.  We did not start it, but we will finish it. 

Our weapons are prayer, the Declaration of Independence and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our forefathers broke their chains of tyranny some 235 years ago.  We will follow their example in braking our chains today.  These are the SOVEREIGN states of America.  The power to govern is only on loan to the federal republic.  If the federal republic will not yield to our state sovereignty then we will dismantle it, and we will do it using the legal tools given to us by our Founding Fathers via a national Constitutional Convention, if that's what it takes. 

The states have now retaliated against the federal tyranny launched against them forty years ago.  The 20-week law is just the beginning.  Soon we will roll it back to 16 weeks, then 12, and so on, until abortion is made illegal in our states.  The ball now rests in the Supreme Court of the United States.  The justices of this court now carry the heaviest burden ever carried by Supreme Court justices.  Their decision on this matter will determine the fate of the federal republic.  If they uphold the states rights to limit abortion, then the current republic will likely be preserved.  If they deny them, then we can look forward to a nationwide movement by the states to eliminate our current federal government entirely in constitutional convention.

May I remind all my readers now that a measure to enact a constitutional convention has already run through the states.  The magic number is 34.  If 34 states approve the measure, another constitutional convention will be held, and the federal government's grip on power will effectively be ended.  The following states have already approved the measure...

New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota

The magic number to legally make a constitutional convention happen is 34 states. There are 29 listed above that have already passed resolutions calling for one. Another 3 states have also called for one (Alabama, Florida and Louisiana) but they recently rescinded their call based on fears that a convention may do more harm than good. However, those rescissions have not yet been challenged in court, and there is a good chance they may be invalid. Only one state is needed to tip the scales. If so much as one more state, anywhere in the Union, were to pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention, a chain of events would be set into motion that would be virtually unstoppable. The rescissions of Alabama, Florida and Louisiana would immediately be called into court on the grounds that they are invalid. Regardless of the outcome of the cases, the news of this hitting the airwaves would spur at least a few other states to call for a convention too, causing a bandwagon effect, effectively making the previous 3 state's rescissions a moot point. Just one more state is all it will take to set the ball into motion. Just one more state will have the opportunity to make history. Which state will it be?

As I said, the ball squarely rests in the U.S. Supreme Court now.  If the justices rule against the states rights to limit abortion now, it will be the final insult to state sovereignty, signaling a federal government that has completely run amok and no longer serves the people.  That, combined with our nation's economic woes, will be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.