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The latest if not greatest kook movement to hit the legislature: Rep. Susan Lynn's bid to protect the sovereignty of Tennessee
If you're having a hard time following this, you're in good company. Lynn's resolution basically calls for reaffirming the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, which grants any powers not gobbled up by the feds to the states or The People. It would all seem innocent enough -- if highly unnecessary. But Lynn seems to think by doing this, it will stop the feds from delivering mandates unto the states.
Forget, for a minute, that almost all these things have already been decided by the courts. The Tin Hat Crowd has submitted such resolutions in 20 states. They're not really asking for specifics. They just want the feds to stop telling 'em what to do. Think of it as the legislative version of "You're Not the Boss of Me," only with cool words like "sovereignty" attached.
Fortunately, this bill is going nowhere. But it will get Lynn some congratulatory email from assorted wingnuts and the 20 guys currently stalking Scarlett Johansson.