#1 Cap and Trade Nullification: Arizona’s “Freedom to Breathe Act”02-14-2010, 11:23 PM
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R) of District 5 needs your help! She and Senators Gould and Grey are the primary sponsors for Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 1050. Together, they have made Arizona the fourth state to introduce Cap and Trade nullification legislation, and this bill has “teeth”!
Known as the “Freedom to Breathe Act”, the legislation, if passed, would make it illegal for “..any governmental official to enforce within the borders of the state of Arizona federal laws or federal regulations purporting to restrict intrastate emissions of anthropogenic carbon dioxide or other greenhouse substances is herewith declared a violation of civil rights and unlawful under Arizona state law.”
Why would such federal enforcement would be a crime? The “Freedom to Breathe Act” explains it clearly and succinctly:
“..to the extent that such emissions can be regulated consistent with the principles of free republican government, such power is reserved to the State of Arizona or the people under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
The resolution is brilliantly worded and declares the natural rights of Arizonans to life, liberty and property as entailed by the traditional Anglo-American conception of ordered liberty and the compact between the state and people of Arizona and the United States as of the time that Arizona was admitted to statehood on February 14, 1912. The entire text can be read here:
The bill will be considered by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Public Debt this Monday, February 15 at 1:30 P.M. Please take the time to contact the members of this committee and urge them to support SCR 1050, the “Freedom to Breathe Act”!
Tell the committee members who are not sponsors of the bill that while Cap and Trade is often claimed to be authorized under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, at best, this is a highly dubious claim. The interstate regulation of “commerce” was never intended to include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or land use within a state. Nor was it meant include activities that merely “substantially affected” commerce. Explain that SCR 1050 will prevent further Congressional Commerce Clause abuse and urge them to support it.
Listed below are the names of the Senators, their legislative district, party affiliation, email address, phone number and fax number. All area codes are (602). If a “Y” appears before their name it means they are a sponsor of the bill.
John Nelson - 12 - R - firstname.lastname@example.org - 926-5872 - 417-3112
Steve Pierce – 1 - R - email@example.com – 926-5584 - 926-3429
Leah Landrum Taylor – 16 – D – firstname.lastname@example.org – 926-3830 - 417-3148
Albert Hale - 2 - D - email@example.com - 926-4323 - 417-3160
Amanda Aguirre – 24 – D - firstname.lastname@example.org – 926-4139 - 417-3184
(Y) Sylvia Allen – 5 - R - email@example.com - 926-5219 - 417-3005
(Y) Al Melvin – 26 - R - firstname.lastname@example.org - 926-4326 - 417-3259
FROM THE 10th Amendment centerStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
02-14-2010, 11:27 PM
I like the states to do these things but one by one as each state goes bankrupt the federal government will buy their allegiance.
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