- Connecticut Voters
- United States of America
The Framers of the U.S. Constitution limited the powers of the federal government to an enumerated list. Any and all powers not on that list were reserved to the States and it's people. That is the language of the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Especially since the 1930s, the federal government has gone far beyond the Constitutional limits imposed by the Framers under the slimmest of pretexts facilitated by a compromised U.S. Supreme Court.
Consequently, every citizen in this country has seen their rights and liberties become more constrained, more hemmed in, weaker and more insignificant. To get our country back, we must fight back by invoking what the judiciary and legislature has ignored all this time. The first battle is the 10th Amendment. It means something, and the federal government must adhere to it. But the only way the federal government follow the U.S. Constitution is if we stand together and take decisive action.
So much has been taken by the federal government, that the battle has now become America versus the federal government. If there is any "giving back" to do, it is the federal government giving the constitutional rights back to each and every American citizen.
This will only happen by grass-roots efforts such as this petition for the State of Connecticut. State legislatures around the country are doing it themselves, but the only form of resolution which will move the federal government is where We The People make it abundantly clear we both support and are determined to engage in rolling back the federal government. To date, legislators on their own have failed to truly reduce the federal government. So, it should be clear that the additional force of grass-roots efforts are needed to complete the task.
To this end, be clear: This petition is about RE-ALIGNING the federal government with the U.S. Constitution. It is NOT, I repeat NOT about secession. This petition is about the PRECISE OPPOSITE of secession.
This petition IS about two concepts to stop federal overreaching: NULLIFICATION and REPEAL. The Connecticut resolution will lay down specific standards for nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and regulations to be carried out by our state legislature. They will point to the U.S. Constitution and make clear that the Necessary and Proper clause and interpretations of interstate commerce have been profoundly abused by the federal government in flagrant violation of the 10th Amendment. Equally important is the language of the 9th Amendment, stated in the petition.
This petition is the first step to electing federal legislators who "get it" and will repeal the unconstitutional federal laws; and to appointing judges who will reverse the criminal and wrong-headed "legal doctrines" used to rationalize federal usurpation of citizen's rights.
So, you are being asked to help recover your liberties and freedoms from an insatiable federal government. Please sign the petition. so we can work together to restore liberty.
PETITION SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE OF A RESOLUTION
REASSERTING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
We, the undersigned, support the passage of a state sovereignty resolution reasserting the Constitutional rights of the State of Connecticut, and thereby, it's people. Moreover, we support the State’s nullification of federal laws that violate the provisions of the 9th and 10th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
THE NINTH AMENDMENT
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
THE TENTH AMENDMENT
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The Connecticut State Sovereignty Resolution petition to Connecticut Voters was written by Cort Wrotnowski and is in the category Government at GoPetition.