Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Repeal Amendment

The so-called "Repeal Amendment" is a bold proposal by states' rights advocates to thwart the growth of Federalism and to protect the prerogatives of states through an amendment to the US Constitution. What is interesting about the proposed amendment however, is that the conservative Tea Party movement seems to be leading the initiative. Keep in mind that Republicans have generally been advocates of Federalism and the transfer of power from the states to the Federal government. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln was a moderate Republican throughout his political career, and eventually lead the US through the Civil War (1861-1865) as President, the result of which was the onslaught of radical Federalism at the expense of states' rights.

The proposed text for the Repeal Amendment follows:
Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.
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The Repeal Amendment

1 comment:

Dr William J McKibbin said...

A good article about the Repeal Amendment is found in the WSJ at:

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/09/16/is-it-high-time-for-a-repeal-amendment/

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