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Arizona bill aims to let state ignore federal laws


Members of the Arizona Legislature, led by Republican Senate President Russell Pearce, have introduced a bill that attempts to grant the state the power to ignore federal laws it does not want to comply with.

If passed and signed into law, Senate Bill 1433 would create a 12-member committee within the state legislature with the power to review and recommend to the full Legislature laws they think are unconstitutional. The full Legislature would then have the power to nullify the federal statute by a majority vote.


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Comment by Ed Price
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The problem regarding the Supremacy Clause in the 10th Amendment is that one needs to determine which United States laws and treaties are really laws and treaties... based on the Maxims of Law and the Northwest Ordinance, Magna Carta, and other documents that the Constitution is founded upon.

The Supremacy Clause, states that, "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

The tricky part is found in the Maxims of Law in areas that state such things as this: "A clause in a law which precludes its abrogation, is invalid from the beginning. Bacon's Max. Reg. 19, p. 89." In other words, if a section of a particular U.S. law lies outside of the authority of the United States to have made such law, the whole law may never have been a law in the first place, even though millions of people had thought that it was.

When the States become serious about testing all the laws and treaties that the United States made, against the authority the U.S. claimed it had to make those laws and treaties, it may be found that a whole bunch of laws and treaties do not apply to the people and lands of the United States of America as a nation.

So you can see what might happen with regard to the WORLD. There might be a real WW3... all the world against the people of the United States of America.

Can we take them?

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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I agree you don't need no stinkin' bill  the States are soverign so just do it!

Comment by Forty Four O Nine
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Last time I checked that was called the 10th amendment. These "representatives" do nothing but grand stand. Don't talk about it,or write useless bills about it,  JUST DO IT!

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