Initiative would let voters overrule federal law

July 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

Voters could get the right to overrule federal laws and mandates under the terms of an initiative filed late Thursday.

The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution “is the supreme law of the land.” This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government — including the federal government.

More to the point, it would allow Arizonans “to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution.”

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  1. Lil Nemo says:

    The US Constitution is a contract, agreed upon by 13 states.  Unfortunately, for the past 160 years the authority of the states has been eroded.  Recent SCOTUS rulings have eliminated the ability of the individual states to protect themselves form external invasion and the freedom of choice of the citizens of those states.

  2. Wayne Bauer says:

    Make your state take their rights and responsibilities back and exercise.

  3. Infidel48 says:

    I wonder when AZ passes this initiative, will Obama Invade the Sovereign State of Arizona the way Lincoln invaded South Carolina. Lincoln is responsible for the huge Federal Government we have today. 

    • LarsEBadger says:

      The Civil War began with the shelling of a federal fort by the South.  Lincoln was not the one who started that war.  He did respond to the South’s attack on Ft. Sumter.  I miss your connection of that event with Arizona and the Obama administration. 

  4. You Gotta Love Arizona…Not Enough to Leave Texas…but still!!!

    • Madman says:

      If they took Obama’s name off the ballot for not having a birth certificate that would get his attention.

  5. Fred says:

    Good luck,  Im all for getting back to the rule of the Constitution.  I do not like having to be under the thumb of Communist/Socialist/Muslim sympathizers.  Getting the keys to the Whitehouse back from this foreign exchange student will be like pulling teeth.   

  6. AL, Orange Park, FL says:

    I can not over state how much I want this to go thru, and then followed like “ricky-tick” by Florida.
    Gov. Scott hope ya got your ears on!

  7. reggiec says:

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy defines Federalism:
    “Federalism is more than an exercise in setting the boundary between different institutions of government for their own integrity. By denying any one government complete jurisdiction over all the concerns of public life, federalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power.”
    One aspect of Federalism has found new acceptance by the states in their battle for state’s rights. It is called “nullification”. This is a process when a state feels the federal government has overstepped its authority, the state then declares that federal law “nullified”. In effect the state tells the federal government you did not have the right to make that law as it applies to our state and it will not be enforced within our state.

  8. capa760 says:

    It is time the US Citizens get to vote what we want for America. November 2012 election, should have the voters decide YES or NO Obamacare,(32 Million will not have insurance anyway with this); term limits for the Senate, vote down earmarks, un-authorized earmarks (money grabbing tacked on or hidden in the bill being voted on), special grants for High speed rail to states, special grants for bovine (cow) gas studies, foreign aid to our enemies-now replaces funds stolen from Social Security and the retirement of the Postal workers. and any other funds borrowed from. And vote upon the measure whereby ALL the expenses for campaign fundraising, and campaigning for the election, are tallied up and each candidate’s totals are paid in full by their PAC party funds. Vote by the American citizens, the government will govern by the US Constitution, The bill of Rights, and all of the Amendments, and using the USA voting requirements of the laws,Not made up Presidential rules. and NO EPA AGENCY 21 Plan and NO UN AGENCY 21 and NO UNITED NATIONS TAXATION FOR USA, Borders control, check for Immigration papers and green cards, deport the rest back over their borders safely. Vote IRS taxation for everyone at 1% of gross.

  9. Mad Mac says:

    If ya like the initiative, & wanna take back OUR power,
    TELL your elected oaf icials after posting here.

    They’d “love” to hear from us!

  10. Mad Mac says:

    If you like the initiative, tell your oaf icials here;

    New scoop here;

    God will save our Country, but you should help a little.

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