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Living the Covenant
by David O Jones
In the Southern National Covenant, we pledge:
- To resist any Federal statute or Presidential directive that threatens our fundamental freedoms of speech, press, assembly, exercise of religion, and petition for redress, freedom from illegal search and seizure, and the right of due process under law.
- Never to allow ourselves willingly to be disarmed nor submit to the confiscation of our means of lawful self defence; nor comply with any firearms registration scheme, which is the certain precursor to confiscation.
Here is a great opportunity to put legs to what our mouths have been saying.
Last Monday I met with Missouri Senator Brian Nieves. His Senate Committee did a major rewrite of a bill which subsequently passed both the Missouri Senate and House before being vetoed by the Governor.
The “Second Amendment Preservation Act” is the first piece of real nullification legislation to come out of the South. It reads: Whenever the federal government assumes powers that the people did not grant it in the Constitution, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.
It continues with a phrase that most students of history should know by heart: The several states of the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their federal government. (If you know, respond in the comments below.)
All of that is a nice introduction, but the hackles come up with All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or futue, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms … shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state. It then continues with a brief list of federal Gun Control Acts.
Missouri’s act includes penalties. If anyone attempts to enforce any of the infringements on the right to keep and bear arms included in subsection 3 of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. And Any Missouri citizen…shall have a private cause of action for declaratory judgment and for damages against any person or entity attempting such enforcement.
As I mentioned before, Missouri’s Governor vetoed this legislation. BUT the legislature convenes in special session on 11 September to override the veto. If you know one of the legislators in Missouri, call them and ask them to vote to override the veto on HB 436. If you know anyone living in Missouri, call them and ask that they and their neighbors call their own representative and senator and ask them to override the veto on HB 436.
This is living our covenant!
Have you signed the Covenant? You can read it and sign it by going to Southern National Covenant on the navigation bar at the right of this page.
For a complete copy of Missouri's Second Amendment Preservation Act go here.
David O Jones is Chairman of the Southern National Congress.