Friday, January 15, 2010

Don't Tread on Us

Kansas rally in support of a 10th amendment resolution:

The resolution is symbolic, but its sponsors say it sends a message that many Kansans are unhappy with the federal government's power over the states.

"It says simply 'don't tread on our freedom," said the bill's main sponsor, Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook, a Shawnee Republican.

Health care reform was mentioned most often as a cause for concern, but attendees also pointed to federal immigration policy, abortion rights, environmental regulations, gun control, the Recovery Act and laws that threaten to take away federal funds if the states don't meet certain requirements.

This issue is not going away. And beyond the huge expense to states, there's the question about the constitutionality of the individual mandate to buy healthcare.

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