Although it's been little noticed so far, there is a quiet movement  picking up steam in state legislatures all across the country to declare the sovereignty of their states under the 10th amendment to the US Constitution. To which I say, it's about time.
In short, what's going on is a slew of state representatives and senators are introducing joint resolutions to put those legislatures on record as claiming their sovereignty under the Constitution, and declaring "null and void" any actions by the federal government which are not covered under the scope of "enumerated or granted" powers given the federal government by the Constitution.
A Renaissance for State's Rights?
So far, it looks as if such resolutions have been introduced in over twenty states and counting. (An additional dozen in the past week or so) Here's a link  to the version recently introduced in South Carolina.
You can watch a Fox News video of Glenn Beck interviewing a New Hampshire legislator on the subject here .
To a degree, I'm sure a good bit of this is being driven by concerns about Obama plans on a host of issues, (more bailouts, massive increases in national debt, plans for massive new entitlements, plans to nullify state abortion laws, etc.).
Regardless of "why", the bottom line is that it's happening. And anything that helps reclaim even a little bit of what our Constitution actually meant when it was adopted needs to be nurtured.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your state legislators and urge them to pass such a resolution in your state.
Click here and fax your members of Congress  and let them know how you feel about state sovereignty.