As President Obama has made clear in both his dictatorial actions and his State of the Union address, he doesn’t care how many laws he has to break to get his way. He promises that he will continue to ignore Congress and take as many executive actions as he can get away with in order to accomplish his agenda.
He’s undoubtedly been thinking about how history will view him, and when he’s old he doesn’t want to sit around reading about what a failure he was. So, he wants to put together at least a seemingly impressive list of accomplishments. Knowing that little will happen over the next three years if he has to depend on congressional approval, he vows to just go ahead and bully everyone around him to get what he wants.
Well, two can play this game. Little by little we are seeing states taking actions against two of Obama’s pet projects: ObamaCare and gun control. Leaders in these states – including South Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Florida and others – realize that federal law takes precedence over state law, but they’re using an interesting strategy to get past this problem.
The federal government can pass all the laws that they want, but in reality, they are dependent upon states to carry out the implementation. The feds just don’t have the manpower and the resources to ensure that their laws are being carried out in every state.
So, by refusing to enact the laws set up by the feds, some states are basically saying to the feds, “If you want these laws enacted, come on down and do it yourself.”
Several states are already working on using this tactic in regard to ObamaCare, basically nullifying the healthcare legislation within their borders. And now Florida is trying the same thing when it comes to gun control. The Second Amendment Protection Act, introduced by Representative Dan Eagle, declares that no agent of the state may assist the federal government in the enforcement of federal firearms laws.
The federal government could decide to march into Florida to enforce these gun control measures, but if another 10, 20 or 30 states follow Florida’s lead, there’s no way the feds could even come close to enforcing their laws.
Do you think a strategy such as this could be effective against the federal government and its attempts to destroy the Second Amendment? Would you support your state if it made such a move? Please chime in on this important topic.