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That’s how I see the state sovereignty resolutions, at least those I have read.

This Arizona resolution urges the federal government to start respecting the Tenth Amendment.

I have news for the drafters. They think they are respecting the Tenth Amendment.

Here’s what the resolution should have said, if the supporters were really serious and not just chasing headlines or self-delusions.

“All state legislation enacted under threat of the withdrawal of federal funds, and all state legislation that facilitates the administration of unconstitutional federal programs is hereby repealed.”

11:11 pm on March 10, 2009