‘First proposed in
1966  and named after Columbia University [The United States Constitution] sociologistfs [ liberty lovers ] Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven [Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey], the Cloward-Piven Strategy[Tenth Amendment Strategy] seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism [a cadre of federal usurpers] by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands [state's rights legislation], thus pushing society [the federal government] into crisis and economic collapse [forcing them to stand down].’
Somebody once said – “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”, and to that end Chester Crandell and Judy Burges – Senator’s, Arizona Assembly along with co-sponsors Al Melvin and Brenda Barton – have ratcheted up the ante by proposing SCR 1016. What is SCR 1016 ?
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE II, SECTION 3, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; RELATING TO THE REJECTION OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL ACTIONS.
This Bill passed the Senate [16Y-12N] on March 4, 2013 and has been sent to the House for consideration.
This proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution recognizes that -
“ The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land TO WHICH ALL GOVERNMENT, STATE AND FEDERAL, IS SUBJECT.”
The bold type is their Constitution’s Article 2, Section 3 as it exist today; the rest is the part that’s being added. ’To which all government…” should be of significant interest if one believe’s ‘the law of the land‘ should apply to all equally.
And why is Arizona considering this legislation?
“Section 3 B. – TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE’S FREEDOM AND TO PRESERVE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THIS STATE MAY EXERCISE ITS SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY TO RESTRICT…”
And it concludes:
“IF THE PEOPLE OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES EXERCISE THEIR AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THIS STATE AND ALL POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING ANY PERSONNEL OR FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO ENFORCE, ADMINISTER OR COOPERATE WITH THE DESIGNATED FEDERAL ACTION OR PROGRAM.”
Currently there are approximately 100 pieces of legislation across our ‘fruited plain’ with one objective in mind – exertion of the state’s constitutional right’s. This republic desperately needs all 50 states introducing legislation to nullify unconstitutional acts. We need these Bills to get through their respective assemblies and swarm the federal government with a tsunami of liberty loving legalese. As Thomas Jefferson noted:
“If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely hold us in check.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Duane, 1811
In the movie Gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridius exhorts his troops to “hold the line”. Many State’s are attempting to do just that. In the movie, his troops were successful. Well, this is not a movie and we need to pray that our state legislator’s are successful as well. While prayer can be a powerful influence, there are also other steps you need to be taking. NOW, would be a great time to start!
ACTION ALERT for Arizona residents
1. Contact the Arizona House. Show your support and ask them to pass SCR 1016. You can reach them by clicking here.
LEGISLATIVE and TRACKING:
You can follow all the legislative action through the Tenth Amendment Center by clicking here.