Arizona Republicans have been a thorn in Barack Obama’s behind ever since he first moved into the White House.
Over two hundred residents of Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county, petitioned Sheriff Joe Arpaio to investigate Obama’s eligibility to run for or hold the office of president. Not wanting to use taxpayer dollars for the investigation, Arpaio turned the investigation over to the Cold Case Posse, a mostly volunteer group.
Their investigation turned up strong evidence that the birth certificate presented by the White House is a forgery. They also discovered that Obama’s Selective Service Card was also a forgery and that the source of his Social Security Number is highly questionable. In response, Obama sicked his Justice Department pitbulls and judges on Arpaio in an attempt to silence him and force him out of office.
During this time, then Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sharply criticized Obama’s immigration policies. She repeatedly invited him to visit the Arizona border and talk to the people that live along it so he could see just how dangerous and unsecured the border area is, but Obama refused to even acknowledge her invitations.
In response, Arizona legislators passed their own immigration bill to protect Arizonans from the threats coming across the border. Once again, Obama got his liberal judges to overturn much of Arizona’s immigration law.
Arizona’s Republican legislators again took action stop Obama’s supporters from committing voter fraud by passing photo ID laws. The Obama dictatorship again tried to stop them, but a ruling by the Supreme Court on a similar case has left Arizona’s voter ID intact.
Now the Arizona Republican controlled legislature is working on legislation that bans the enforcement of every executive order or any policy directives from the Department of Justice that do not have the approval of Congress. The bill known as HB 2368 states:
HB 2368 prohibits the state from funding executive orders issued by the President of the United States and policy directives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unless affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution.
The Arizona Constitution, Article Two, Section Three provides that to protect the people’s freedom and to preserve the checks and balances of the U.S. Constitution, this state may 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 by doing any of the following: passing an initiative or referendum, passing a bill, pursuing any other available legal remedy.
Executive orders are legally binding orders given by the President to federal administrative agencies. Executive orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. Executive orders do not require congressional approval to take effect but they have the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The President’s source of authority to issue executive orders is found in the Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution, which grants to the President certain specified executive powers.”
The Arizona House passed HB 2368 on March 10 and now the state Senate is poised to do likewise. The House has also passed a number of other measures that help ban the execution of presidential executive orders and those of the Justice Department.
Some critics are using wording like ‘insurrection’ to describe the actions of the Arizona legislature, but call it constitutional. Obama and most other federal politicians forget about the Tenth Amendment which states:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In other words, our Founding Fathers gave states a sovereign power over the federal government for the express purpose of avoiding a monarch or dictatorship from assuming power and control over the nation. Arizona Republicans are flexing the Tenth Amendment muscles and saying that we are not giving the executive branch carte blanche to do as they chose within the state of Arizona.
I hope the Arizona Senate passed HB 2368 and that Gov. Doug Ducey signs it into law. I’m sure that Obama will once again send his liberal devotees to attack the state and try to declare their law unconstitutional, but in order to do so successfully, they would first have to annul the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Knowing how corrupt this administration is and how far many of the liberal judges sway from ruling on law, that just might happen. If it does, it further adds to the constitutional crisis facing our nation.