Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Arizona Moves Toward Secession From The Country They Claim To Love

Proposition 122 - Reject Unconstitutional Federal Actions 100.0% reporting

Yes: 51.4%
No: 48.6%

A “yes” vote shall have the effect of allowing the state to restrict the state and all local governments from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with a federal action or program that is not consistent with the Constitution of the United States. The state’s authority is exercised if the state passes an initiative, referendum, bill, or pursues any other available legal remedy. A “no” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law relating to state and local governments and the Constitution of the United States. (Yes, No)

In a quiet move toward secession, the state of Arizona has redefined States obligation to the Country.* It's their prerogative and their inclination so I don't object, but it's cowardly and contradictory so I do want to point out what secessionists actually look like. There are your standard issue secessionist who are opposed to governments. Then there are your snobby lawyer schooled secessionist like those behind the Arizona proposition. It's disloyal and mildly traitorous but no different than what South Carolina did in 1860. It's more subtle and the wording is devious, so you might look at it like South Carolina in 1855 when they were quibbling over slaves who escaped.

"Approved was Proposition 122, a state constitutional amendment that enshrines the anti-commandeering doctrine in the state constitution. The language amends the state constitution to give Arizona the ability to “exercise its sovereign authority to restrict the actions of its personnel and the use of its financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution.”

I vividly remember having a similar argument with a policeman about sleeping in the forest. He said there was a law against such action and I said, "I had a vote and the majority of me agreed that law was not consistent with the United States Constitution so I refuse to obey it. I'm so Pro-America that I'll go to jail before obeying that law."

Screenshot Trivia

Screenshot Movie #1

Screenshot Movie #2

I'm going to test y'all's movie trivia as I pass my nights watching movies from my youth. That's the only hint you'll get. That and these are from different movies released one year apart. Give it your best shot. I'll credit your account 5 Oggy Bucks* if you get it right.

Movie #1 hint. This one is a bit obscure but someone must recognize this scene.

*not redeemable for anything and pretty much worthless.
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