Arizona House Just Passed A Bill To Withhold Any Funding For Obama’s Executive Actions
The State of Arizona just delivered the best political middle finger at the Obama Administration! By passing House Bill 2368, a smart piece of legislation that was introduced by Republican Representative Bob Thorpe, is designed to prevent any money from being spent in Arizona on any Executive Order written by President Obama.
Simply put, when President King Obama uses his pen to make another royal decree, Arizona won't have to spend a single penny to make it happen. The meat of this legislation says;
:quote: 1. Prohibits this state or any of its political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the President of the U.S. that has not been affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution. :quote:
Even if the Department of Justice was to issue a directive, if it's not ratified by Congress, Arizona won't give those measures the time of day. It's about damn time one of our states takes an active stance against Obama's abuse of the Oval Office and its Executive power.
Some of the opponents to Arizona's proper use of their state sovereignty may try to suggest it's an attempt to raise Arizona above Federal Law. What the legislation provides is a means to not enforce any Executive Orders that go against established law, and isn't ratified by a Congressional vote to make any such orders into a law.
One of two things will spawn from Arizona's brave stance. A Federal Judge will arrive in Arizona and declare the law unconstitutional, which means another trip to the Supreme Court where nine Justices will have another opportunity to betray their oaths of office. Or the second, and much worse reaction. The moment Arizona refuses to comply with an Executive Order, Obama or any other future criminal who steals the High Office, will get the Department of Justice to sue the state for compliance in a Federal Court, where the politically motivated judges want to keep their bench by ruling however the President wants.
Arizona has earned our respect before, and that state has done so again. Now we get to see how many of the other 49 states won't chicken out by passing similar laws. Such a move would send a clear message to the White House, one that will echo from one branch of the government to the next. The states and the people who live in them are seriously exercising their 10th Amendment Rights;
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.