The effectiveness and survival of any government depends upon the people’s confidence in its adherence to the principles to which they’re sworn. When a legislature strays from those principles they begin to lose that confidence and over time find the people increasingly agitated with the laws they’re being expected to comply with.
In America, our will is expressed within the Constitutions of both the state and federal governments; you’re sworn to uphold and follow them as you pass laws in pursuance thereof. If something needs to be changed, a power granted to allow certain legislation, then the Constitution needs to be amended by the people through their state legislatures in order to allow it… this is the proper order of things. The people of the states hold the power in America, not the state. In America the people retained their sovereignty and created the state to help secure the natural rights given to us by our Creator… nothing more.
The federal government is a creation of the states; ceding certain powers to their creature to protect the interests of their people before a hostile world. It was never intended nor allowed to interfere with the domestic internal affairs of the states themselves, yet today it is. Since the end of the Civil War the states have increasingly been treated like the servants of their creature; their creation has become the master through conquest. The northern states, in their zeal to protect the Union, inadvertently aided their creation to conquer not just the southern states but the rights of the states themselves… including their own. By denying the south the right of secession as we did from Great Britain decades before, you unwittingly chained yourselves to a growing monster of your own creation… an uncontrollable central power.
The last act of the American Civil War wasn’t Lee’s surrender, the reconstruction, or even the amendments forced on the southern states… it was the imposition of the 17th Amendment; removing the suffrage of the state legislatures from Congress and finally sealing their defeat. The act of removing the legislatures from Congress drove the final nail into the coffin of the Republic… except for one small thing… The Convention of 1787 inserted one line of text that protected state suffrage in the Senate:
“. . . and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”
Clearly this line required any such amendment to be approved unanimously, something the record clearly shows did not happen.
The following states did not ratify the Seventeenth Amendment:
Utah (explicitly rejected)
Continuing down this road is going to produce disaster, not only for the people of your state but the entire Republic, yourselves included since you live here. There will be no exceptions to the misery you’re aiding by passing legislation contrary to your oaths and against the natural rights of the people of your state; whether you believe it or not, they’re your natural rights as well.
Do your duty and oppose such laws, repudiate the 17th amendment as the fraud that it is and regain the power of state legislatures in Congress, and thereby regain the trust of the informed and armed citizens of your state. The following link will take you to an article, written by Paul Hanson, regarding the fraud of the 17th amendment, the action needed to repudiate it, and why.
The fact that you’re a legislator doesn’t place you above those you represent, nor is it supposed to provide you with opportunities to stuff your pockets at their expense… you’re there to represent them before the legislature; looking out for their interests while remaining within the limitations of our expressed will… the Constitution. Remember… your constituents and those of your colleagues include the members of your own family.