The Republican led legislature in the State of South Dakota are taking a valiant stand to “Cancel” the unlawful, unconstitutional Executive Orders of the Biden/Harris regime. South Dakota HB1194 calls for the creation of the “Committee on Neutralization of Federal Laws”. Gateway Pundit reported, “which would determine the constitutionality of any given federal law and, if found wanting, would proceed to nullify it within the state.” The goal of this Committee would be to cancel any actions by the Biden/Harris Administration if they were to interfere with the rights of American citizens.
The Keystone XL pipeline brought jobs to our state. Those jobs are gone, devastating individual families and small businesses across South Dakota.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) February 4, 2021
Steps to Cancel Biden’s Unlawful Actions
The Washington Examiner detailed the bill,
“The Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council may review any executive order issued by the President of the United States, if the order has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress of the United States and signed into law, as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States,” the bill’s text reads.
The bill sets up a process for reviewing the president’s executive orders, which would be submitted to the governor and attorney general so that the attorney general could “determine whether the state should seek an exemption” from the order or have it “declared an unconstitutional exercise of legislative authority by the President.”
South Dakota bill seeks power to reject presidential executive orders https://t.co/krkDMXAJSP
— Samantha Sullivan (@SamSullivan) February 1, 2021
Keloland.com provided some key bullet-points,
“The bill takes a broad view, stating that no executive order may be implemented “that restricts a person’s rights.”
The proposed bill would also allow the attorney general to block implementation of any order deemed unconstitutional if the order refers to:
- A pandemic or other public health emergency
- The regulation of natural resources
- The regulation of the agricultural industry
- The regulation of land use
- The regulation of the financial sector through the imposition of environmental, social, or governance standards
- The regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms”
Nullification Means Disunion, As It Always Has.
Mark Twain once remarked that “History never repeats itself but it rhymes,” reading today’s news that is a chilling thought. battlefields.org, tells us of “The Nullification Crisis” thirty years before the Civil War, during Andrew Jackson’s Presidency,
“Thirty years before the Civil War broke out, disunion appeared to be on the horizon with the Nullification Crisis. What started as a debate over the Tariff of Abominations soon morphed into debates over state and federal sovereignty and liberty and disunion. These debates transformed into a national crisis when South Carolina threatened secession, an explicit threat of disunion. However, the United States narrowly avoided a civil war through compromise and the reaffirmation of executive authority.”
Yes, history rhymes but the information age has vastly sped up the tempo. It will not take 30 years to move from a state’s ability to “cancel” or nullify Executive orders to more serious talk of secession (early steps are already in progress) and the prospect of a second Civil War. It could be 30 months, 30 weeks or 30 days. With the second impeachment of President Trump underway and tensions high, there is no way to know.