The States Are Sovereign!
Multiple Governors Signal They Won’t Put Up With Biden’s Second Amendment Attack:
“Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) wrote. “We will NOT allow this in TX.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) said that Biden’s actions “won’t save lives or stop criminals. Alaska is a Second Amendment sanctuary state, and we will be evaluating our options.”
“I think it’s out of control and it’s obvious that they can’t get it through Congress and so he’s acting on his own,” Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) said. He is continuing to divide the country and he’s doing it through these outlandish Executive Orders.”
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) highlighted the portion of the Second Amendment that states “shall not be infringed,” writing: “Taking away guns with Red Flag laws is an infringement. Placing new limits on firearms sales is an infringement. Curbing ammo purchases is an infringement.”
Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) said, “Idaho will not stand for President Biden’s unilateral actions to erode your Second Amendment rights,” Little said. “Idaho’s Congressional delegation and I are in lockstep in our opposition."
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon (R) said “I oppose any orders or actions imposed from the federal level that infringe on this fundamental right. Today I signed HB 236 which prohibits financial institutions and payment processors in Wyoming from discriminating against firearms businesses engaged in lawful commerce.”
The reason for this addition to the Constitution was a fear of the Founding Fathers that the people and the states would be dominated by the powers of the federal government.
Idaho became the fourth state to ban requiring proof of vaccination before residents can use certain public services or goods.
GOP Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order prohibiting so-called “vaccine passport” laws, following the leads of Florida, Texas, and Utah. Little’s order also comes after the state of New York began pushing an app for people to prove their vaccination status in February.
- Arizona aims to ban vaccine passports
- Missouri Senate votes to ban vaccine passports
- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Says "No" to Vaccine Passports
The Powers of the Federal Government, the States and the People
George Washington served in office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. One of the key events during his presidency was the ratification of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights, which includes the 10th amendment, was ratified on December 15, 1791.