Live Free or Die! That’s the motto of the State of New Hampshire. They really take their motto seriously up there in New Hampshire.
This morning at work I was listening to the Mike Church show and nearly did a cartwheel in the middle of the office when I heard about this. New Hampshire House Resolution 6 is a resolution affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles.
You should really read the whole document. It’s wonderful! Share it with your own state legislature (ha-here in NY they’d be more interested in a resolution based on Marxist instead of Jeffersonian philosophy, but we can still try). In summary:
That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of
America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:
I. 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.
II. 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.
III. 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.
IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any
corporation or foreign government.
V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of
VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms
including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and
That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several
States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government; and
That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the house clerk to the President of the United States, each member of the United States Congress, and the presiding officers of each State’s legislature.
The federal government needs a reminder that it was created by the States and can be abolished by the States.