Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The House passed HCR 2004 on a 38-20 vote, sending the resolution to the Secretary of State. The resolution refers to the ballot a constitutional amendment declaring state sovereignty over lands, air, water, minerals, wildlife and the state's other natural resources based on the argument of "equal footing."
So this November Arizonans will suffer the national embarrassment of having to vote on whether to secede from the United States. Of course, it is unconstitutional and entirely unenforceable.
I asked you to contact Governor Brewer and tell her to veto a companion bill, SB 1332, and on Monday she did. Ariz. gov. vetoes bill that demanded federal lands:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Monday that would have had the state join Utah in demanding that the federal government surrender control of millions of acres of public land.
Supporters of the Arizona bill acknowledged during legislative debate that there was little chance that Washington would actually surrender any land to the state.
"I am concerned about the lack of certainty this legislation could create for individuals holding existing leases on federal lands," Brewer said in a statement. "Given the difficult economic times, I do not believe this is the time to add to that uncertainty."
So the job is now half done. As I posted previously, The Confederate State of Arizona to vote on secession from the U.S. in November:
Voters should reject this unconstitutional and un-American ballot measure, but more importantly, voters should throw out of office every one of the treasonous Neoconfederate Tea-Publican insurrectionists who violated their oath of office and voted in favor of secession from the United States. Here are the traitors names:
Cecil Ash, Brenda Barton, Kate Brophy McGee, Heather Carter, Steve Court, Chester Crandall, Jeff Dial, Karen Fann, Eddie Farnsworth, John Fillmore, Tom Forese, Doris Goodale, David Gowan, Rick Gray, Jack Harper, Russ Jones, Peggy Judd, John Kavanagh, Debbie Lesko, Phil Lovas, Nancy McCain, J.D.Mesnard, Steve Montenegro, Justin Olson, Justin Pierce, Frank Pratt, Bob Robson, Carl Seel, David Burnell Smith, David Stevens, Michelle Ugenti, Steve Uri, Ted Vogt, Jim Weiers, Jerry Weiers, Vic Williams, Kimberly Yee, Andy Tobin.
NV - Terri Proud -- but you know she supports it.
Sylvia Allen, Frank Antenori, Nancy Barto, Andy Biggs, Judy Burges, Rich Crandall, Ron Gould, Linda Gray, Gail Griffin, Lori Klein, Jerry Lewis, John McComish, Al Melvin, Rick Murphy, John Nelson, Michelle Reagan, Don Shooter, Steve Smith, Steve Yarbrough, Steve Pierce.
Never again should the modern-day Tea-Publican Party be allowed to call itself "the party of Lincoln." Lincoln is rolling over in his grave at this act of insurrection against the United States.