"Getting back to the heart of the destruction of this resolution, we go back to amendment 1. If you pull this up on the state legislature site, you will see that this was authored by Rep. Bailey. He was specifically talking about line 81 and wanted the language added that the legislature was not questioning the Federal jurisdiction to regulate wage, hour regulations, interstate commerce regulation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"Civil Rights and Voting Rights really have nothing to do with this resolution to assert states rights. Also, the part about the legislature not question the Federal Government on wage, hour and commerce kinda goes counter to the entire purpose of HC -69, doesn’t it?!
"Now on to amendment 2 which really took all the power or purpose out of this resolution. Rep. Cecil Brown from Hinds County District 66 essentially killed the whole deal in amendment 2. He wanted to strike through lines 39 through 63 which was basically everything of import. At this point, the resolution is so weak that it’s meaningless. "
This stresses the need to educate the public as to why it is to the advantage of the people to assert the sovereignty of their States. In fairness to Mississippi, the word "sovereignty" has a peculiar and highly emotive meaning in that State, which undoubtedly complicates the matter for them.
I have also been alerted to a website that is promoting a State sovereignty resolution in New York. The draft is quite lengthy and totally unique.