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MP301
02-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Great article on New Hampshire and 2ndA... I like how he uses language from the Founding fathers in his bill....good stuff

http://www.examiner.com/x-2698-Charlotte-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m2d16-Guns-and-the-Constitution-A-legislator-finally-gets-it

Guns and the Constitution: A legislator finally 'gets it'
92 comments February 16, 3:41 PM
by Paul Valone, Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner
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"Live Free or Die" state Representative Daniel Itse introduced a bill to secede from the union if certain federal abuses come to pass.New Hampshire state House Representative Daniel Itse has stirred the political pot with his bill, House Concurrent Resolution 6: “A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles”, under which New Hampshire would secede from the United States if the federal government attempts additional usurpation of power under five specific circumstances, including “Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition…”

In an interview with Alex Jones of infowars.com, Rep. Itse made particular mention of a gun control bill HR 45: “Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009” as being an example of such usurpation, noting that “if the government chooses to aggress in nullifying the Constitution, it is impossible to secede from something that doesn’t exist.”



‘The general government is not the … final judge of the Constitution’

“When the Congress of the United States of America is considering a federal gun license, when the new President has promoted mandatory community service for young people (slavery), when there is talk of re-instituting the fairness doctrine (stopping freedom of speech) and when land is being purchased for the NAFTA Super Highway, the last best defense of the people of America are their State Governments.” – Rep. Daniel Itse, from press release on HCR 6.
Rep. Itse makes no claim to drafting the language of the resolution, saying that he used the language of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, written in 1798 in response to the “Alien and Sedition Acts.” Jefferson’s “Kentucky Resolutions” passed the state legislature there November 16, 1798 and December 3, 1799, while Madison’s “Virginia Resolution” passed there on December 24, 1798. Says Itse, his resolution relies on how the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution saw the relationship between the States and the federal government.

“That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:

“I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.

“II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

“III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

“IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

“V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

“VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition…” -- House Concurrent Resolution 6.
Will it or won't it?

Assess for yourself the chances HCR 6 will pass in New Hampshire … but bear in mind that it wouldn’t be the first time a state has adopted such a resolution.

Does Itse want New Hampshire to secede? Not really. He says his goal is simply “a revitalized union within the confines of the Constitution.” But in case it actually happens, does anyone know where I can find a deal on land in New Hampshire?


Paul Valone
Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner
Paul Valone is a Second Amendment veteran who directs Grass Roots North Carolina (www.GRNC.org) and who regularly impacts local, state and federal gun laws. He will advise gun rights supporters of impending threats. E-mail: FPV@fpaulvalone.com