Illinois and the Powers not Delegated

On March 31, 2009 Illinois State Senator Bill Brady introduced Senate Resolution 181 (SR0181), which “Urges the President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, and the legislative leaders of each State’s legislature in the United States to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of their constitutionally delegated power.”

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West Virginia Sovereignty Resolution

Eleven delegates of the West Virginia legislature introduced House Concurrent Resolution 49 on 03-27-09 “Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.”

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Recrossing the Rubicon

Few Americans today understand the concept of ‘separation of powers,’ and fewer still are willing to defend it during times of crisis, whether real or manufactured. Yet, it may help to remind them that James Madison, the author of the Constitution and president of the United States, said he had structured a system to be run by devils, where they could do no harm.

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