Last week New Hampshire State Representatives introduced a Resolution called HCR 6
Under the Resolution New Hampshire is declaring sovereignty under the 9th and 10th amendments of the U.S.Constitution. The amendments read:
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
“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.”
In addition, the Constitution lists the crimes that the federal government has a power to prosecute. They include:
“treason, counterfeiting…, piracies, felonies committed on the high seas, offences against the law of nations, slavery, and no other crimes whatsoever”
It declares any federal law dealing with any other issue to be null and void in New Hampshire.
And now for the best part. This resolution expresses New Hampshire’s intention to secede if the Federal Government infringes further on the constitution. The contract underwhich New Hampshire joined the Union would be considered breached by the Federal Government. Actions that would trigger this include but are not limited to:
I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.
II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.
V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.
VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition
BRAVO NEW HAMPSHIRE!
A number of other states have recently introduced similar resolutions:
arizona, michigan, missouri, montana, and oklahoma