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Statehouse Live: 10th amendment group announces rally

January 13, 2010

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— The Kansas Sovereignty Coalition has announced a lineup of Republican speakers Friday after a state legislative hearing on a resolution that demands the federal government stop making mandates beyond the scope of the U.S. Constitution.

SCR 1615 says that many federal laws violate the 10th amendment, which gives states power over areas not specifically designated to the federal government.

The resolution doesn’t specify which violations are occurring, but says proposals from previous administrations, the current one, and Congress “may further violate the Constitution of the United States.”

A hearing on the proposal will be held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

If approved by Kansas legislators, the resolution would be forwarded to President Barack Obama, congressional leaders, and the Kansas congressional delegation.

After the committee hearing, the Sovereignty Coalition said it will hold a rally at the Dillon House across the street from the Statehouse.

The coalition listed a lineup of speakers that include U.S. Reps. Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, Todd Tiahrt of Goddard, state Sens. Mary Pilcher Cook of Shawnee, Derek Schmidt of Independence, Tim Huelskamp of Fowler, Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha and Kris Kobach, a candidate for secretary of state.

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getreal 4 years, 3 months ago

So I guess this means that they are working on Fridays. O'Neal and Schmidt didn't even know the law with regard to canceling session? Aren't they both attorneys?

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bobberboy 4 years, 3 months ago

The tenth amendment and our repub. legs. are both over rated.

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Liberty_One 4 years, 3 months ago

KawHawk, no moron, why don't you read the article and see that these people are trying to work through the legislative and executive branches.

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Finn12 4 years, 3 months ago

The real problem is that people are so focused on their political parties they can't see the forest for the trees. I grew up very Republican, but my heart knew dubya's folly of dragging out the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, etc. It's not about Right and Left, Conservative or Liberal. It's about freedom (individual sovereignty, free markets) vs. socialism (taxes and re-distribution), "security" (airport body scanners, wiretapping), etc, etc.

Courts favor the feds, but there have been exceptions. We the People, as sovereign states, are attempting to have our grievances (like forced medicare expansion amidst a budget crisis) re-dressed. Let the revolution come peacefully while it may, before the night comes.

Let the candidates re-brand themselves as pro-Constitution/pro-free market or otherwise. Check each one's record and let the truth set you free. Peace.

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KawHawk 4 years, 3 months ago

So what, Liberty_One, instead of working through the courts we should just start shooting people ?

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Liberty_One 4 years, 3 months ago

Jimo (Anonymous) says…

"We have a simple way of resolving these questions--you file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of X."

We all know the federal courts have been complicit in the growth of federal power, so such a strategy is not only bound to be fruitless but wasteful of resources. Your suggestion is about as helpful as "go fly a kite" and at least as venomous.

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MyName 4 years, 3 months ago

Sure is interesting how you keep coming up with this strawman arguments that are only loosely connected to the topic at hand.

oh wait, that's all you ever do, Marion...

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 3 months ago

Sure is interesting that the Pseudo-liberal/Neo-socialists are so against returning any modicum of power to the people......................

oh wait

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Truther 4 years, 3 months ago

No wonder you libs never move out of your parents basements you are receiving more money than they are asking you to contribute. You only have to sacrifice your manhood and self respect. Have a good life in the fed’s proverbial basement.

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porch_person 4 years, 3 months ago

Apologies.

I meant to say "we receive more than we are taxed by the Federal government!!

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porch_person 4 years, 3 months ago

(laughter)

Truther got caught not knowing that we receive more than we taxed from the Federal government!!

(laughter)

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CWGOKU 4 years, 3 months ago

Whew! Got nervous there for a second. It took six comments before Grammaddy was there with the predictable anti-republican comment. Slow on the trigger, oops, not trigger, that would be too NRAish. Just slow. Slow to realize democrats caused the problems and republicans aren't helping.

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Truther 4 years, 3 months ago

The non monetary cost of receiving federal funds is not represented in your number. You folks really believe the federal government is somehow altruistic in its motives? I hope you are all under 16 otherwise you have no excuse. You are old enough to know how the world works.

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feeble 4 years, 3 months ago

aren't these protesters about 70 years too late? United States v. Darby, (1941)

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porch_person 4 years, 3 months ago

This should be the "feel good" parade of conservative idiocy we've been waiting for. Some of the quotes that come out of this festival should be interesting.

Gareth is absolutely correct and Truther is wrong. Kansas would be seriously (ahem) should Federal funding be refused based upon some misguided temper tantrum of anti-gub'ment ire.

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Gareth 4 years, 3 months ago

Truther -- except for the inconvenient little fact that backwater states like Kansas receive more federal funds than they pay to the government in taxes.

Most recent figure: Per dollar of Federal tax collected, Kansas receives approximately $1.12 in the way of federal spending.

What's that about "stealing" again?

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Truther 4 years, 3 months ago

Get the feds out of Kansas business; they are only interested in stealing from “unimportant” states like Kansas. Have you noticed that as federal power grew so did the wealth of the coast especially NYC? The federal government has colonized and trampled economically weaker states.

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Healthcare_Moocher 4 years, 3 months ago

I guess those who dont pay taxes have no problems with unfunded mandates?

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bd 4 years, 3 months ago

Our two party system has ruined this country! I am ready for the new revolution!

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grammaddy 4 years, 3 months ago

The Republican party has imploded, all that's left are the nutcase fringes. Since I didn't elect ANY of the Regurgicans, it pleases me greatly to see them make fools of themselves. I sooooo hope they run Palin again in 2012. Of course the resolution doesn't specify which violations are occurring. More hogwash for the public so they can look like they are doing something. Does the politics of fear ever stop?

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beobachter 4 years, 3 months ago

Sure wish these idiot Republicans would stop wasting time on stupid ideas. Just do what we elected them for instead of campaigning for votes from nutcase fringes.

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autie 4 years, 3 months ago

Let the Populism bandwagon continue. Those who are aggrieved will bring the message forward with their Jeremiah message about the wrongdoers. It is the American way but will accomplish nothing. Could it be that all those on the lineup are going to be on somebody's ballot next fall? Bingo.

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Jimo 4 years, 3 months ago

"...says that many federal laws violate the 10th amendment [but] doesn’t specify which violations are occurring..."

Because specifying what their gripes are would (A) subject them to ridicule and (B) offend voters who value their "violations."

We have a simple way of resolving these questions (something the many attorneys attached to this group know well) -- you file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of X.

Granted, the court then cites some 1823 case that says otherwise and they'd go home losers but, hey, that's the American way.

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sinedie 4 years, 3 months ago

Disappointed to see Derek Schmidt in this lineup. I guess a statewide run will do that to you.

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