Tennessee nullification legislation of Obamacare and all federal gun laws is being pushed by lawmakers in the Volunteer State. On one hand lawmakers are pushing new legislation, that if passed, would gut the implementation of Obamacare. On the other hand legislation that is an expansion of the 2009 Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act was introduced yesterday, which is designed to protect Tennessee citizens from Congress’ violations of the Second and Tenth Amendment.
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Both of these bills are being sponsored by Mae Beavers, she’s a local tea-party favorite. (as if that was a surprise)
The firearms bill would basically say “No federal law applying to firearms applies in TN”
(a) Any federal enactment or federal enforcement action relating to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition, is void in this state.
(b) Any federal enactment or federal enforcement action impacting or infringing upon the rights of individuals or entities relative to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition, is void in this state.
(c) No public official, employee, or agent of this state or any of its political subdivisions shall act, aid, or otherwise cooperate to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate any fine, penalty, or other federal enactment or federal enforcement action in this state.
(d) Any enforcement of, or attempt to enforce, any federal enactment or federal enforcement action against any individual or entity in this state is an infringement of the civil rights of the individual so affected, and with respect to any such entity, such action is a violation of the rights of each individual having an ownership or membership interest in such entity.
Additionally, the bill would make it an “offense to knowingly enforce or attempt to enforce any federal enactment or to further assist any federal enforcement action.”
The ACA nullification reads about the same…
First, SB1680 is being sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), along with eight co-sponsors in the Tennessee senate and a companion bill in the House by Rep. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon). The bills would prohibit the state, its officials and agencies from implementing or administering any part of the Affordable Care Act.
The bill reads in part:
“No powers, assets, employees, agents or contractors of the state, including any institution under control of the University of Tennessee or the Tennessee board of regents, or any political subdivision, municipality or other local government entity shall be used to assist in implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or any subsequent federal amendment to such act…”
The idea / plan / pipe dream is that by states blocking the implementation of federal law the states can cause the federal system to collapse, and when it does, it can be replaced with a decentralized one, run at the state level. Humm,, sounds almost like a confederation doesn’t it?
I’m SO glad my state can deal with these pressing issues, since we have apparently solved all the problems that cause us to be ranked consistently in the bottom 10 states for Healthcare, Education and Quality of Life.