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house Bill H. Joint Res. 32

Should the Constitution Let Two-Thirds of the States Repeal Federal Regulations or Executive Actions?

Argument in favor

States should have the authority to repeal a federal rule or regulation if two-thirds of all states vote to do so to prevent overreach by the executive branch, and this bill proposes an amendment to the Constitution that’d let that happen.

Gregg 's Opinion
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07/04/2018
This is a step of getting back to States rights and government by the people. States should have more say in what works for their population.
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07/29/2018
Creative amendment proposals like this one should be encouraged. It’s not that common for 34 states to agree on much of anything, but when they do agree that the executive branch has gone too far, they should be able to do something about it.
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Mart's Opinion
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07/29/2018
Both Jefferson and Madison believed States had as much power as national government to interpret the law or regulations. This would in effect put in place their Principles of ‘98. There has to be a check on this monster that is encroaching on EVERY aspect of our life.
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Argument opposed

Given the number of small states, it’d be unwise to allow a two-thirds majority of states to overturn federal rules and regulations as it’d interfere with executive branch agencies’ ability to do their jobs.

Andy1's Opinion
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07/29/2018
How about congress does it’s job and actually checks presidential power when they head towards totalitarianism. There is ample evidence of numerous impeachable offenses and the gop suddenly all claim they were too busy doing nothing to notice.
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Jay's Opinion
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07/29/2018
The states are even more jacked up than the federal government. To hand over more power to states, especially the ones that invented Jim Crow and Segregation, would be the beginning to national suicide.
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singinghawk926's Opinion
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07/29/2018
Are you kidding me? This bill is nothing but an attempt to weasel out of doing your job, Congress! It deserves the dustbin, pronto! Get off your butts and do your job! Part of your job, since you clearly have forgotten it, is to take risks necessary to make the government work when it is absolutely necessary! This is a cowardly attempt at avoiding your responsibilities! And by the way, keep your hands OFF our Constitution!😡
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      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
    This is a step of getting back to States rights and government by the people. States should have more say in what works for their population.
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    How about congress does it’s job and actually checks presidential power when they head towards totalitarianism. There is ample evidence of numerous impeachable offenses and the gop suddenly all claim they were too busy doing nothing to notice.
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    The states are even more jacked up than the federal government. To hand over more power to states, especially the ones that invented Jim Crow and Segregation, would be the beginning to national suicide.
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    Creative amendment proposals like this one should be encouraged. It’s not that common for 34 states to agree on much of anything, but when they do agree that the executive branch has gone too far, they should be able to do something about it.
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    Are you kidding me? This bill is nothing but an attempt to weasel out of doing your job, Congress! It deserves the dustbin, pronto! Get off your butts and do your job! Part of your job, since you clearly have forgotten it, is to take risks necessary to make the government work when it is absolutely necessary! This is a cowardly attempt at avoiding your responsibilities! And by the way, keep your hands OFF our Constitution!😡
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    Are we the UNITED States of America or are we separate sovereign rogue nations? This only benefits those states with unethical, immoral intent to avoid being controlled by the very own Government that thy use to control everyone else. This sounds like more Republican attempt to break up the United States. Let me guess, each state should also have its own military and we should build a wall around each state too. All non-citizens of each state will have to go through state border control..... Republicans are just a tad bit out of touch with reality and sanity. I believe that he majority of Republicans should be locked up in white padded cells to protect the citizens of this Country.
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    NO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NEEDED This resolution would propose an amendment to the Constitution that would allow two-thirds of the states to vote to repeal, in whole or in part: presidential executive orders, rules, regulations, other regulatory actions, or administrative rulings issued by a federal agency. States would have to approve resolutions describing the provisions to be repealed. Given the number of small states, it’d be unwise to allow a two-thirds majority of states to overturn federal rules and regulations as it’d interfere with executive branch agencies’ ability to do their jobs. 7*29*18
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    Both Jefferson and Madison believed States had as much power as national government to interpret the law or regulations. This would in effect put in place their Principles of ‘98. There has to be a check on this monster that is encroaching on EVERY aspect of our life.
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    No. This isn’t about “States rights” that’s just another smoke screen. If Congress did its job and if they stood up as the check and balance that they are supposed to be, then this wouldn’t even be up for discussion.
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    This kind of amendment would be ridiculous. It would effectively give sparsely populated states an incredible amount of power. What is the point of federal regulations and executive actions if the states can just repeal them? If we want to repeal federal regulations or executive actions then we need to vote for members of Congress and a President that will do it.
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    No. Who comes up with these crazy ideas? Obey the constitution and stop trying to destroy it.
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    This is absolutely essential for reducing the size and power of the federal government.
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    Congress and the judiciary exist to prevent executive overreach. There is no reason the States should be able to overturn federal regulations. It would interfere with the other branches' abilities to do their jobs.
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    No. We are either the United States or Divided States of America.
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    This is Congress’s and the Judicial Branch’s job. Stop trying to shift responsibility and do your job. The reason we are in the current mess we are in is because politicians have been willing to benefit from a corrupt system instead of hold it accountable and actually represent voters. Voters are waking up. Remember you only rule by the consent of the people. If you keep abdicating your responsibility to represent the people because you want the easy kick back the people will stop consenting to your rule.
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    No, article V gives states power to ratify amendments to the constitution. This is sufficient.
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    Take a basic government class so you’ll know how the branches work for checks and balances.
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    If you do the math, this is legalizing gerrymandering, letting perhaps the minority of the population have more say. This should be based off states with 2/3 of the population agree to repeal. Most of the United States population is along the coasts, but there are not that many states. The Senate and House already give more say to the minority and my vote doesnt count as much as someone in another state. It should be 1 vote to 1 person weight, Get rid of the electoral college.
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    Just no. We are not a confederacy.
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    Too much power to small states
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