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The States Are Pushing Back (Townhall.com) March 24, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

After decades of growing federal power nearly wiped out 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 the 10th Amendment protection of states’ right, newly emboldened leaders in state capitals are finally pushing back:

– In TX, Governor Rick Perry refused to participate in the Dept. of Education’s “Race to the Top” grant program, fearing more federal encroachment on state control of education;

– In Montana, a bill has been introduced to permit the state to nullify federal laws protecting endangered species;

– While in Kentucky, the State Senate is considering a bill declaring the state a “sanctuary” from intrusion by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This is on top of 27 states challenging Obamacare in court and other court cases over regulation of greenhouse gases and immigration.

It’s about time we remembered that our federal republic depends on local and state control, and not just a federal giant in Washington.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/572825

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