Archive for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Statehouse Live: 10th amendment group announces rally

January 13, 2010


— 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.


sinedie 8 years, 2 months ago

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

Jimo 8 years, 2 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.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 2 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?

bd 8 years, 2 months ago

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

Gareth Skarka 8 years, 2 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?

feeble 8 years, 2 months ago

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

MyName 8 years, 2 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...

KawHawk 8 years, 2 months ago

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

Finn12 8 years, 2 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.

getreal 8 years, 2 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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