Time after time I see this:

“Sovereignty resolutions are a pointless waste of time.  The Federal Government has yet to acknowledge one and they aren’t even legally binding.”

Such a statement can only come from a very narrow view of our current reality.

Sovereignty, above all else legal and otherwise, is a state of mind.  Sovereignty is a way of going about things, from the guy sweeping the parking lot to the lawmakers in the statehouse that says to DC “You don’t control us and you don’t make decisions for us!”.  No legal precedent is required, only a shift in viewpoint and that’s exactly what the numerous sovereignty resolutions have already brought to the people of several states.

Required for any substantial resistance to the runaway train that is the Federal Government is the will of the people to restore the limits so carefully designed by our founding fathers.  Tennessee and Montana are two states who are leading the sovereignty movement and though the Federal Government hasn’t responded to their assertions of sovereignty, one effect is certain and that is the effect on other states.

In January a symposium will be held in Omaha, a gathering of state lawmakers from across our republic assembling to discuss just one thing: state sovereignty.  Many will be speaking at the event, but the symposium’s organizers were surprised by a whole host of legislators who wanted to attend, not to make a speech but rather to listen and get ideas.

You see, no response from DC is required for the sovereignty movement to gain ground.  No acknowledgement from the Federal Government is essential for states to band together in resistance to tyranny.

In the spirit of the 10th Amendment, people from across the 50 states are already massing, without encouragement from Federal courts or agencies.  The message of the 10th may not have been heeded by Washington DC, but the people and the states have heard it loud and clear.

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