STATES HAVE NO RIGHTS ACCORDING TO MANY STATE LEGISLATORS
By J.B. Williams
March 7, 2011
The current daily federal assault on state and individual rights has nearly every state legislature and governor scrambling to figure out what their state rights really are and how to assert them, before state sovereignty is completely eliminated under the assumed powers of so-called Federal Supremacy.
Unlike federal legislators, state legislators swear an oath to protect and preserve the rights of their states and establish state policy on behalf of state citizens. They are obligated to live within the confines of the US Constitution in so doing, but their primary oath is to the people of their individual state, not the federal government.
Yet many state officials have a convoluted understanding of their oath and obligations, claiming the existence of states’ rights, but no right or means to assert these rights.
Basic Constitutional Knowledge 101
It’s widely known that our federal government was created by the states (the colonies) to serve at the pleasure of the states and the people. We know that our federal government is a Representative Republic (not a popular democracy) and that the governing Law of the Land is the US Constitution, not an unelected oligarchy.