It looks like New Hampshire has just joined the small but growing number of states fighting the federal government for the right to govern themselves…
The government of New Hampshire is telling the federal government where to stick is. They got all fired up “because plans for a federal handgun license, ‘hate crimes’ laws to regulate Christians’ speech about their own religious beliefs on homosexuality, President Obama’s youth corps for mandatory public service and the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” to “balance” talk radio are none of them constitutional.”
To this effect they have introduced this nice piece of legislature…
It pretty much establishes state rights based on Jeffersonian ideals. But the bullet point list is the part that sums this up nicely. This is a list of items gives a nice set of rules that the federal government can’t enforce…
1. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.
2. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
3. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
4. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.
5. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.
6. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition;
I say go New Hampshire! I wish Minnesota would get behind this.