California legislators on the verge of treason against the Constitution and Federal government
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 of the Constitution.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Under Governor Jerry Brown, California has chosen a path that is now placing the state on the very precipice of treason through a myriad of rebellious acts which in most cases are in opposition to powers granted to them under the Constitution.
Firstly, California has recently chosen to bypass Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Climate Change Accords which are by law considered a treaty, and under the authority of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government.
California, the nationâ€™s leader in emissions reduction, has already joined with New York and Washington state to build an alliance of states that will guide the nation to Paris compliance in the absence of leadership from the federal government.
Los Angeles MayorÂ Eric GarcettiÂ is leading cities in a parallel effort that already has enlisted 150 members.
â€śCities and states are already where most of the action on climate is,â€ť Garcetti said Friday. â€śOur message is clear to the world: Americans are with you, even if the White House isnâ€™t.â€¦ Trumpâ€™s move is going to have unintended consequences of us all doing the opposite of what the president wants. It will in many ways greatly backfire.â€ť –Â LA Times
Had California and these other states simply chosen to create their own climate policies, then there would be no violation of Constitutional authority. Â However since they have specifically attributed their actions to an international treaty in which the Federal government has rejected and failed to pass as law in the Congress, this places them on the edge of treason, especially considering that any business or corporation forced to cede to the state’s demands will in some capacity be involved in interstate commerce, which of course also falls under the authority of the Federal government.
Immigration is regulated at the federal level, chiefly under the rules established in 1952 with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was enacted to curb illegal immigration, denying welfare benefits to undocumented immigrants and strengthening sanctions against employers who hire them.
The U.S. Congress has control over all immigration-related regulations, while the White House is in charge of enforcing immigration laws.
Immigration is regulated at the federal level, chiefly under the rules established in 1952 with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was enacted to curb illegal immigration, denying welfare benefits to undocumented immigrants and strengthening sanctions against employers who hire them. The U.S. Congress has control over all immigration-related regulations, while the White House is in charge of enforcing immigration laws.
On July 6, California’s legislature drafted a bill which stated that they would refrain from following Federal law regarding immigration, and also impede federal officials in carrying out laws regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens. Â This will in essence make California a sanctuary state, and in complete violation of the Constitution under Section 8 which gives Congress and Congress alone the authority to deal with all matters regarding immigration and naturalization.
Section 8 of Article I gives Congress exclusive authority to â€śestablish a uniform Rule of Naturalization,â€ť just as Section 8 gives Congress the exclusive authority to establish and collect all â€śImposts and Excisesâ€ť or tariffs. The states have no authority in these areas at all. They can no more dispute the immigration rules established by Congress than they could dispute the tariffs imposed by Congress back in 1832. –Â Heritage Foundation
The issues regarding treaties and immigration are well documented, scrutinized, and have been ruled upon numerous times by the Supreme Court so there is no excuse for the state of California to even be attempting to supersede the laws and authority designated to the Federal government. Â And by their doing so through fiat or legislative means, it sets them on the same path of the Confederacy back in the 1860’s, and could give the Federal government little choice but to punish the state under the umbrella of treason and rebellion.
Kenneth Schortgen JrÂ isÂ a writer forÂ The Daily Economist,Â Secretsofthefed.com,Â Roguemoney.net, andÂ Viral Liberty, and hostsÂ the popularÂ youtube podcastÂ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Â Ken can alsoÂ be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on theÂ Angel Clark radio show.