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LOUISIANA STATE SOVEREIGNTY COMMITTEE

 

Louisiana is a land of slow-moving bayous, vibrant festivals, and deep religious faith. An out-of-control federal government is a threat to our unique way of life. Stand with us to protect Louisiana's traditions for this generation and for those yet to be born.

 

For those in Louisiana concerned with the growth of the federal government beyond its constitutional boundaries, this is a home for you. The Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee is dedicated to state and local action to protect Louisiana from further overreaches of the federal government. The Committee further desires to protect local interests from encroachment upon their legitimate spheres of influence by inappropriate State actions.  I hope you will find the resources here to accomplish those goals and look forward to working with you to restore limited government in Washington, D. C., Baton Rouge, and in our respective parishes.


–Walt Garlington, LSSC Founder


Disclaimer: This is not a secession movement (. . . yet; there is a lot of merit in that idea, however).

PRINCIPLES

I. The united States are 50 individual, unique, independent, and sovereign countries joined together in a voluntary union by the Constitution of the United States.

II. The States delegated certain limited powers to the federal government created by the Constitution to perform a few well-defined functions for the mutual good of all the States. The federal government was to act as a helper working on behalf of the States, not as their unquestionable master.

III. The federal government has exceeded the grants of power given to it in the Philadelphia charter, and now treats the States as its inferiors.

IV. This consolidation of the several States into one single entity ruled exclusively by the federal government from Washington, D. C., has been ongoing for decades and poses a grave threat to the independence of the States and the liberties of the citizens of the States.

V. The States have the right and the duty to protect themselves from such consolidation, by nullifying unconstitutional federal actions within their respective borders if necessary as the practice was for the first several decades under the Constitution.

VI. The States have the right to interpret the Constitution for themselves and to correct federal abuses by virtue of their being the creators of the Constitution, and by virtue of the 9th and 10th Amendments of that compact.

VII. That the federal courts or some other branch of the federal government may be relied upon to protect and promote the rights and interests of the States has been proven demonstrably false throughout the history of the united States.

VIII. The States should prudently return functions and authority to cities, parishes/counties, churches, families, and other private associations, and individuals just as the federal government should.

IX. This devolution of power is consistent with the principle of subsidiarity as expressed in Quadragesimo Anno (In the Fortieth Year), Paragraphs 78-80, which thus leads to a better ordered, more just, and free society.

RECOMMENDED READING

1. Article I, Section 26, of the LA Constitution: “The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free and sovereign state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.”

2. The 9th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

3. The 10th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

4. The Kentucky Resolution of 1798, by Thomas Jefferson (https://jeffersonpapers.princeton.edu/selected-documents/resolutions-adopted-kentucky-general-assembly)

5. The Virginia Resolution of 1798, by James Madison (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/virres.asp)

6. The Fort Hill Address of 1831, by John C. Calhoun (https://oll.libertyfund.org/title/calhoun-union-and-liberty-the-political-philosophy-of-john-c-calhoun#lf0007_head_010)

7. The Sovereign States, by J. J. Kilpatrick (http://sovereignstates.org/books/The_Sovereign_States/SovStates_Contents.html)

8. Quadragesimo Anno, by Pope Pius IX, Paragraphs 78-80 (http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19310515_quadragesimo-anno_en.html)

9. The Constitution of Louisiana (http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/)

10. The Constitution of the United States (http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html)


Other helpful links:


Tenth Amendment Center: https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/

Abbeville Institute: https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/

Reckonin': https://www.reckonin.com/

LewRockwell.com: https://www.lewrockwell.com/

Dr Tom Woods answers objections to State nullification: https://libertyclassroom.com/objections/

Kennedy Brothers: https://kennedytwins.com/

Confiteri: https://confiterijournal.blogspot.com/

Jury nullification: https://fija.org/

Original LSSC site:  https://lassc.wordpress.com/

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS' CONTACT INFORMATION

To look up your State and federal representatives and senators:

https://legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx

For all of Louisiana's State-wide government officials (governor, etc.):

https://www.louisiana.gov/government/branches-of-government/

For Louisiana's police jurors:

https://www.lpgov.org/page/ParishInfo

For Louisiana's sheriff's:

https://www.lsa.org/sheriffs-directory

Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education:

https://bese.louisiana.gov/about-bese/bese-members

Louisiana Parish and City School Boards:

https://www.lsba.com/staff?filter_id=%5B25849%5D

 

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