It’s something that you won’t hear much about on the news or on TV. The media and the government don’t want you to know about it.
It’s called State Sovereignty. More and more States are beginning to reclaim the power that is Constitutionally theirs from the Federal Government.
Despite what people learn today, and what most people think, the Federal government doesn’t hold the power in this country, we do, and the individual states do. Constitutionally speaking, the power of the Feds is pretty limited.
Our country is actually not really a single entity, but is a federation (or group) of individually sovereign states. These states, through the Constitution, have delegated some of their powers to the Federal government to act externally. Things like external tariffs, common defense, etc.
The key here is to realize that the powers delegated to the Feds is HIGHLY LIMITED. Constitutionally speaking, they can’t actually do all that much. And that’s how it was for quite some time.
Now if you looked at the way our country runs today with no knowledge of what the Constitution says, you’d never guess that.
Now just because the Feds tell us that they have the authority to do what they do, and they tell us what the Constitution means, does that make it true?
If we read the (relatively simple) language that it’s written in and come to a different conclusion, does it matter?
In my mind, the powers that be can tell us whatever they think, but that doesn’t make it right. I’ve read the words, I know what they mean. And what we have today isn’t even remotely like what it should be.
While we as individuals can’t do much about it, the states have a bit more leeway here. It’s pretty easy for the black helicopters to shut us up. Not quite so easy to shut up the states.
For the last couple years we’ve seen a resurgence in states giving the Feds a virtual ‘bird’ in several areas. Prime examples are state medical marijuana laws, state laws that remove federal jurisdiction for guns that originate and stay in the state, and even laws establishing state specific currencies.
And now Utah is trying to reclaim the land in its borders. Land that’s quite rich in natural resources. An interesting thought.
Particularly considering that the Feds control a huge amount of land. What do you think would happen if more states decide to take back what’s rightfully theirs?
Bringing it back to a prepping topic, if the States continue to flex their muscles the feds will strike back with whatever methods they can. The biggest one they like to use is the wallet. If a State doesn’t play along, the Feds just withhold money.
When that happens, expect austerity like impacts to the States involved. Losing cash based entitlements, disruption in transportation systems, and potentially electrical and water supplies.
So nothing that you can’t handle if your preps are in order.