Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Missouri State Legislature Ponders Insurrection

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Unless a handful of wavering Democrats change their minds, the Republican-controlled Missouri legislature is expected to enact a statute next month nullifying all federal gun laws in the state and making it a crime for federal agents to enforce them here. A Missourian arrested under federal firearm statutes would even be able to sue the arresting officer. 
Read the rest here.

This needs to be called what it is, a declaration of armed insurrection against the United States Government. These clowns are threatening arrest, and by implication... violence, against any officer or employee of the US Government who attempts to carry into execution the laws of the United States.

THAT IS INTOLERABLE.

And these illiterate herbs, who seemingly can neither read the plain language of the Constitution nor hold any regard for 200 years of settled case law apparently want to play armed anarchist. Andrew Jackson called  nullification what it was. Treason. The President should put them on notice that if any Federal officer is arrested or attacked while carrying into execution the laws of the Republic that he will arrest each and every member of the state legislature who votes for this constitutional abortion.

Enough is enough!

5 comments:

Anam Cara said...

Perhaps they are considering this:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

...Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...

...He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance...

...For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury...

Remember the line from 1776:

A rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

The Constitutional structure was unworkable from the beginning. That's why we ended up in civil war, and the side with the most guns got its way. This is the iron Law of Rule. The federal government is supreme in all sorts of matters in which it was never intended to be, like firearms--other than to declare everybody has a right to bear one--not because of some 'correct,' Talmudic divining of the Constitution, but because it can be.

Missouri is just getting ahead of the curve. The US, like the USSR, is an ideological construct as opposed to an actual nation and will meet the same fate.

Jason said...
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Gregory DeLassus said...

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes...

Speaking as a Missourian, I am hard pressed to think of a more "light and transient" cause over which to pick a fight with the feds. The idiots in my state legislature are determined to take a stand against "confiscation" of guns. This, in response to an unsuccessful effort in Congress to make background checks slightly more onerous. In other words, the Congress did not even bring up the idea of confiscating guns, and yet my legislators have rushed to ensure that federal agents could face legal penalties if some future, dystopian federal law were to result in the confiscation of weapons.

Allow me to assure you that we in Missouri have much more pressing problems with which our government should be concerning itself. In addition to being the "illiterate herbs" that John styles them, I will add that our legislators are a bunch of grand-standing demagogues. We used to be relatively sane here, but craziness is spreading like the Spanish influenza of late.

lannes said...

Your Blue State disdain for the Midwest is showing, Brother John.
Have you ever BEEN in Missouri?