The Town Sovereignty movement continues in Maine, this time with the 2nd Amendment. The Town of Millinocket has passed a 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution. The final Town Council vote was 5-2 in favor.
Town Councilor Jimmy Busque and Michelle Anderson both explained the importance of this Resolution to those present. Busque explained the importance of the resolution and why it’s passage was required, followed by Anderson discussing the history of nullification.
The successful passage vote followed.
The Resolution text reads:
WHEREAS, in the American system, sovereignty is defined as final authority, and the People, not government, are sovereign; and
WHEREAS, the people of the State of Maine are not united with the People of the other forty-nine states that comprise the United States of America on a principle of unlimited submission to their federal government; and
WHEREAS, all power not delegated by the people to government is retained; and
WHEREAS, the People of the several States comprising the United States of America created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes only; and
WHEREAS, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “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;” and