“Yes we can!” just turned into Je refuse! in 11 states that have insisted upon the right to refuse federal dollars they believe would be an infringement upon state rights:
State governors — looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by the Obama “stimulus” plan — are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time.
In the first five weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has acted so rashly that at least 11 states have decided that his brand of “hope” equates to an intolerable expansion of the federal government’s authority over the states. These states — Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas — have passed resolutions reminding Obama that the 10th Amendment protects the rights of the states, which are the rights of the people, by limiting the power of the federal government. These resolutions call on Obama to “cease and desist” from his reckless government expansion and also indicate that federal laws and regulations implemented in violation of the 10th Amendment can be nullified by the states.
More at Human Events.
Previously at Nice Deb:
Hat tip: Reeko
UPDATE (Feb 26):
UPDATE (April 6):
Since that last link is no longer operational, I decided to update with a new link to a story from March 27, in The Christian Science Monitor which claims the number up to 27 states with sovereignty bills.