LEFTIST PRESS AND ACADEMIA, TORPEDO ARIZONA STATE RIGHTS
By J.B. Williams
March 11, 2011
On March 3rd, Arizona Senator Lori Klein was one vote shy of passing her SB 1433 initiative which would have made Arizona the first in the nation to protect its Tenth Amendment rights and place the state in a position to void unconstitutional acts of the federal government currently bankrupting all states.
Sixteen Senate votes were needed to pass the measure on to the House and on March 4th, sixteen senators voted YES to put SB 1433 back on the floor for consideration vote on March 8th.
But between March 3rd and March 8th, the leftist press came out of the woodwork against the bill and through a string of false news reports, convinced three YES votes to defect by Tuesdays vote.
Andrew Shepherd at Daily Wildcat was first to take aim at the bill, calling the constitutional bill first introduced by none other than Constitution authors Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, “unconstitutional.” According to Shepherd – “the federal government hasn’t done anything to warrant nullification.”
So, why did 26 state legislatures and governors join a law suit against ObamaCare, and win in a Florida federal court? – “It’s currently being worked out in federal court, not in state capitols” – says Shepherd, as if he is totally unaware of the fact that the Obama administration thumbed their nose at the Florida ruling that took 80 pages to declare ObamaCare completely unconstitutional.
On March 2nd, the left-wing Huffington Post parroted Shepherds sentiments – falsely referring to “nullification” as a form of secession, when in fact nullification is a form of avoiding the need for secession by forcing the federal government to live within the confines of Constitution, Jefferson and Madison both agreed.