JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (PNN) - February 15, 2021 - Some states have taken steps to nullify the influence of the federal government in their jurisdictions.
For example, a bill recently introduced in the South Dakota legislature would nullify Presidential Executive Orders (EOs) if the state’s attorney general determines that the EOs violate the Constitution. Specifically, this would affect unconstitutional curbs on freedom related to COVID lockdowns, the right to keep and bear arms, and land use.
A Missouri bill intended to nullify federal gun laws recently passed in the state’s House of Representatives.
The Senate voted 23-8 to send the bill back to the House, where it passed earlier. The House can either accept the Senate’s changes or negotiate a compromise version. Senators voted for the bill along Party lines with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition. It would declare “null and void” any past, present or future federal law deemed to be an infringement on gun rights for law-abiding citizens.
Federal agents who knowingly enforce those laws could face civil penalties stemming from lawsuits filed by Missouri residents who think their gun rights were infringed. Those workers would also be banned from future careers in state or local enforcement.
“We want to cause a reason for law enforcement to have a healthy pause before they might infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Missouri citizens,” said Sen. Brian Nieves (Wash.).
Other states, such as Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, Tennessee, Kansas and Alaska already have some version of federal gun law nullification on the books.
Some of these laws prevent state law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws, while others attempt to prevent federal agencies from enforcing federal gun laws in the state. In 2011, Utah started the trend of states enacting laws that formally recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender.
Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming all have laws on the books that either recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender, or eliminate sales and capital gains taxes on gold and silver coins, or both.
Idaho is considering legislation that would, “hold some portion of state funds in physical gold and silver to help secure state assets against the risks of inflation and financial turmoil and/or to achieve capital gains as measured in Federal Reserve Notes.”
This all shows that certain states are taking measures to protect their citizens from federal overreach, and to help maintain stability if the FPSA dollar rapidly loses value. Remember, $8 trillion worth of government debt matures this year alone. With countries like China buying less FPSA government debt, the Federal Reserve will likely need to step in as the buyer, with freshly printed dollars. That brings us back to wise state legislators - who see the dollar devaluation that’s ahead.
A lot of events took place over the past year that many people thought were impossible. So it makes sense to be prepared for anything.