As the federal government moves to seize control of the health care industry in the USA and expand federal powers almost everywhere, the 50 U.S. states are starting to push back. In some cases, they have begun to push back hard because the federal government is asserting powers that the Constitution does not give it the right to exercise.
The first link below reports that Idaho passed a law “requiring the state attorney general to sue the federal government if residents are forced to buy health insurance” (emphasis added). Notice the word “required.” That means that if the Congress passes “Obamacare,” there will be a federal lawsuit filed against it. If a federal district court grants an injunction to stop Obamacare on Constitutional issues, then the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obamacare, not the U.S. Congress. The link reports that Virginia also has passed a similar law and that “37 other states” are considering similar legislation.
Also, five states (Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota) have passed laws forbidding (i.e. “nullifying”) the right of the federal government to enforce interstate guns laws in strictly intrastate situations. Governors have signed the laws in Montana, Tennessee and (recently) South Dakota. The second link reports that “twenty more [states] have introduced similar legislation…By years end there could feasibly be well over 30 states making an attempt to tell the federal government to butt out of their intrastate gun and gun-accessory manufacturing.” This is a remarkable groundswell of anger against the federal government’s effort to impose its powers far beyond its Constitutional limits.
A remarkable item has been posted on the Ron Paul website. It reports on something that happened in 2007-08 which was (apparently) blacked out by the establishment media. It reports that Wyoming County Sheriffs have asserted their rights to be the chief law enforcement official in their counties with rights superior to any federal or state officials! Lest you think this is a frivolous effort, a District Court has already ruled in favor of the Sheriff’s position. The suit was apparently decided on U.S. Constitutional arguments based on the tenth amendment rights of all U.S. states.
These types of actions are unprecedented, and reveal a deepening level of resentment in the U.S. states against the federal government’s endless power grabs. The federal government tries to defuse this rising anger in the states by doling out mega-millions of funny money created by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board out of nothing, but the level of anger is clearly growing.
Revelation 17-18 prophesy that the current global system of world finance and commerce (called “Babylon the Great”) will suffer a very hard fall (see Revelation 17:16) before it is replaced by a new beast system backed by “seven heads and ten horns.” That event will surely create a time of crisis and confusion across many nations where people will, for a time, wonder “who is in charge?” The Apostle Paul prophesied that in the latter days, “Perilous times will come.” We will have “perilous times” in the USA if there is a major Constitutional crisis between the states and the federal government that has to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. If such a case occurs, it is all but certain that the attorneys for the states will demand to see a valid birth certificate showing that Barrack Obama is a natural-born citizen and eligible to wield the powers of the presidency (such as signing bills into laws).
Based on the third link below, I think all of us ought to pay more attention to election races for the position of county sheriffs.