To all you democrats and republican elitists who come to Facebook to troll, say nasty things about Gov Palin 2 words for you, six days. To all you people who threw everything including the kitchen sink at her, trying desperatly to politically destroy her, six days. To you ethics filers, legislators in AK, who opposed everything she accomplished, since Nov 4th 2008, six days. To all you pathetic so called journalists, who manipulated your stories, spread half truths, left out facts, her explanations, six days.To you pathetic late night loser talk show hosts, who attacked her children, six days. Enjoy your six days, gleefully bath in your slime, live life to its fullest, just remember this, six days. To the disgusting low-lifes who burned her church down during service & with children inside, six days. To all you Americans sick and tired of politicians who only remember you weeks before election day, six more long days. Then from Citizen Sarah Palin our voice will become unified, into one single clap of thunder accross the skys of America, that will jolt them from their shoes in fear. Six days. Palin 2012!
Anchorage, AK - On Friday, July 10th, Alaska Governor Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27 (HJR27), sponsored by State Rep. Mike Kelly. The resolution “claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”
The House passed the resolution by a vote of 37-0 (3 not voting) and the Senate passed it by a vote of 40-0.
Six other states have had both houses of their legislature pass similar resolutions – Tennessee, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Louisiana – Alaska joins Tennessee as the second to have such a resolution signed by the Governor.
A GROWING MOVEMENT: Passage of this resolution appears to be part of what is now a growing state-level resistance to the federal government on various levels. Similar 10th Amendment resolutions have been introduced in 37 states around the country, and various states are considering single-issue legislation in direct contravention to federal laws.
Most recently, the Arizona Legislature passed a measure for public approval on the 2010 state ballot that would give Arizona voters the opportunity to nullify, or opt out, of any potential national health care legislation.
Since 2007, more than two dozen states have passed legislation refusing to implement the Real ID act of 2005. In response, the federal government has recently announced that they want to “repeal and replace” the law due to a rebellion by states.
Pending legislation in states around the country also includes preventing state law enforcement officials from enforcing federal laws, refusing federal gun regulations, refusing to send a state’s national guard to any duty other than what the constitution authorizes, legalizing marijuana for various purposes and more.
A FIRST STEP: While HJR27 is strongly-word in support of the principles of limited, constitutional government that the 10th Amendment represents, it is a Joint Resolution and does not carry with it the force of law. But supporters say that this is an important first step to get their message out not only to grassroots supporters, but to the media, and legislators in other states as well.
Read the final version of the resolution below (Relating to the Sovereign Powers of the State):
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: WHEREAS the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads, “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
WHEREAS the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and
WHEREAS some federal actions weaken states’ rights protected by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS the Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may not usurp; and
WHEREAS art. IV, sec. 4, Constitution of the United States, reads, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,” and the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”; and
WHEREAS the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S.Ct. 2408 (1992), that the United States Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and
WHEREAS all states, including Alaska, find themselves regularly facing proposals from the United States Congress that weaken states’ rights protected by the Tenth Amendment;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature hereby claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Øbama, President; the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and the Honorable Mark Begich, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress; all other members of the 111th United States Congress; the presiding officers of the legislatures of each of the other 49 states; and the governors of each of the other 49 states.
By: James Hirsen Sarah Palin's introduction to most of the U.S. public during the GOP convention in September was so electrifying that even the mainstream media had to admit that the Alaska governor had wowed them.
NBC’s Tom Brokaw described the national speaking debut of GOP presidential candidate John McCain's running mate as “a very auspicious” one. And CBS’s Jeff Greenfield referred to her tone as the “perfect populist pitch.”
The speech left folks with more than just a home-run impression. “It may have been a grand slam,” said CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. CNN's Blitzer and Anderson Cooper and Fox's Chris Wallace all used the identical phrase to describe the Palin performance: “A star is born.”
It seems like such a long time ago.
A fierce media onslaught, late-night offensive, and dirt-digging campaign would dog the Alaska governor from that dazzling moment on, thanks to rabid liberal activism and even some uppity conservative elitism.
Palin announced July 3 that she, her family, and her beloved state of Alaska frankly had had their fill of it all, and she was shifting to another arena in which she could serve better.
Now that venues outside of Alaska are hers to go after more freely, TV executives are gearing up to make Palin some impressive offers.
Her communication ability, particularly her capacity to enthrall TV viewers, definitely is making the suits take notice. Likewise for her campaign appearances and guest spot on “Saturday Night Live.”
Although both Dem and GOP strategists are split on how Palin’s resignation is going to affect a potential White House run, the degree of media coverage she has garnered proves that her star power is bigger than ever. In TV terms, that could translate into some hefty ratings.
Last fall, a producer-packager held internal staff meetings about how to best capitalize on Palin's appeal, and a daytime talk show seemed like a well-suited vehicle, according to the "Hollywood Reporter." But cable news would seem to be the better place for Palin to make the transition while still keeping her political aspirations alive.
Is she controversial? No, but the media has made it so.
But so are the personalities who rank the highest on cable news programs and talk radio shows. Similar to the path that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has taken, Palin could move into a media position with a lucrative salary and still continue with her political pursuits. To do so, however, she would have to choose the television spot carefully and at the same time keep one eye on elevating her image and maintaining her dignity.
The cable TV execs always are looking for new personalities with the potential to score big in the highly competitive ratings war.
Palin's next career move could end up providing her with a platform so huge and a megaphone so large she’ll be able to advance conservative themes from the Left Coast to the East. Then the libs will really have something to worry about.