I found the following resolution by the Arizona Legislature to re-affirm its sovereignty over Arizona personnel and its right to serve as a check and balance on the Federal government very intriguing. I keep thinking about why the “Sovereign of Arizona” believes checks and balances are not needed with respect to the independent, private governments known as HOAs, to which it has given its active support and cooperation.
Apparently, this concern for government checks and balances has been found not necessary when it comes to HOA governments. Apparently, obedience to the Arizona and US Constitutions with respect to due process protections and the equal protection of the laws for citizens living within these regimes has been found not necessary. It seems that the warnings of James Madison in The Federalist Papers, #51 have been ignored: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary”. Somehow average people become angels who can do no wrong when they become an HOA board member.
I would think that the citizens of Arizona do indeed need the long arm of the Federal government to serve as a check and balance since Arizona, and all other state governments, has failed to standby and to uphold the US Constitution. I think it is probably necessary for the Federal government to commandeer and nationalize Arizona personnel who participate in violating the US Constitution.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 1016 (2013)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; amending article II, section 3, Constitution of Arizona; relating to the rejection of unconstitutional federal actions.
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona, the House of Representatives concurring:
1. Article II, section 3, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:
3. Supreme law of the land; authority to exercise sovereign authority against federal action; use of government personnel and financial resources
Section 3. A. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land to which all government, state and federal, is subject.
B. To protect the people’s freedom and to preserve the checks and balances of the United States Constitution, this state may exercise its sovereign authority to restrict the actions of its personnel and the use of its financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the constitution by doing any of the following:
1. Passing an initiative or referendum pursuant to Article IV, part 1, section 1.
2. Passing a bill pursuant to Article IV, part 2 and article V, section 7.
3. Pursuing any other available legal remedy.
C. If the people or their representatives exercise their authority pursuant to this section, this state and all political subdivisions of this state are prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with the designated federal action or program.
2. The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.