Jan 26, 2017 by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
This week, a bill was approved by a second committee of the Arizona House of Representatives that, if passed into law, would prevent state officials from complying with unconstitutional acts of the federal government.
The bill, HB 2097, was introduced by state Representative Bob Thorpe and specifically prohibits state resources from being used to participate in the execution of any federal “action” not within the federal government’s enumerated constitutional authority.
In the text of the bill, “action” is defined as “an executive order issued by the president of the United States; a rule, regulation or policy directive issued by an agency of the United States; a ruling issued by a court of the United States; a law or other measure enacted by the Congress of the United States.”
Furthermore, the attempt by the federal government to force Arizona to participate — a…
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