Saturday, January 15, 2011

The 10th amendment once again negated by conressional fiat

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Feds threaten to sue states
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday threatened to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over constitutional amendments guaranteeing workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.

The agency's acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the amendments conflict with federal law, which gives employers the option of recognizing a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing.

The amendments, approved Nov. 2, have taken effect in South Dakota and Utah, and will do so soon in Arizona and South Carolina.

So there you have it. Once again Congress assumes authority that does not exist and subjugates the states to the 'because we said so' clause of the new federalism in practice for the last forty years. Congress simply passes a law and then tells the states that they and their people will abide by it, 'or else.'

So much is the case with the majority of environmental law and the EPA and congress that enforce it against the states and individuals. The same is true with the allocation of any federal funds. Either play by federal rules, or we (the federal government) will withhold your federal funds and sue you.

There are presently nine other states considering similar constitutional amendments to their constitutions to prohibit these union thug (government supported) tactics. Every state should be following suit (pun intended) IMO.

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