Wednesday, February 25, 2009

State Sovereignty Update 2/25

The Liberty Tribune (near Kansas City, Missouri) notes in its Capitol Comments blog that the Real ID and Personal Privacy Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives has reported out their State Sovereignty Resolution HR212 with a recommendation of "Do pass".

The resolution, while generally based on Oklahoma's, also includes a call for the Congress to reject a Federal "Freedom of Choice Act" prohibiting restrictions on abortion.

Two additional States have introduced resolutions, both modeled on Oklahoma's:
Kansas: SCR1609, by Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R)
Kentucky: HCR168, by John Will Stacy (D).

A case expected to be taken to the U.S. Supreme Court will determine the sovereignty of Hawai’i. Independence activists there have argued that Hawai'i's annexation to the United States in 1898 was illegal, and that the kingdom should be restored. Two recent Governors of Hawaii, one from each party, appear to support the case.

The movement has begun to attract the notice of the mainstream media, as last Friday's article in the Washington Times indicates.

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