OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING
THE LOCAL REFOUNDERSINDIANA THREE EVENTS
PRESENTED BY KRISANNE HALL
The Officers of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, Indiana do not endorse the message and the established purpose of REFOUNDERS INDIANA for these specifically itemized reasons:
Priority of the 10th Amendment versus ARTICLE 6, CLAUSE 2 and 3
THE THEORY OF STATE NULLIFICATION versus THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE:
While we endorse fully the right of the individual to be sovereign over their person, property, and home as a Constitutional right, which limits both Federal and State and Local Agents and Laws from being oppressive of every citizen by the people whom elect to represent them by vote, we do not endorse the biased message of promoting one factions ideas over the multitudes of the citizenry. This organization RFI stated purpose is to not only elect strictly conservative candidates (which is contrary to Libertarian principles) to Statewide Office but to assert an authority (aka STATE NULLIFICATION versus THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE) that never existed by the very Constitutional provisions they wish to claim for their own message.
Furthermore RFI cannot take the Constitution out of context and that is clearly their motive and end purpose to eventually radically change the Constitution by an Article V Convention. We cannot in good conscience endorse this position as it has become an act of aggression towards the standing law of the land and then limits the option for the people to fully exercise their individual right to vote for their leaders and elected representatives.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution which made everyone a Citizen of the United States not just of their respective State or Territory also includes the Privileges or Immunities Clause. which states unequivocally
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the
privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States."
ARTICLE 6 CLAUSE 2 and 3 puts the final nail in the coffin of the Theory of State Nullification. And even several cases validates such assertions ranging from 1793 (Chisholm v. Georgia), 1959 (Ableman v. Booth), to as recently as 1958 (Cooper v. Aaron), which held that
The Supreme Court rejected the doctrines of nullification and interposition, which had been invoked by segregationists. Segregation supporters argued that the states have the power to nullify federal laws or court rulings that they believe to be unconstitutional and the states could use this power to nullify the Brown decision. The Arkansas laws that attempted to prevent desegregation were Arkansas' effort to nullify the Brown decision. The Supreme Court held that the Brown decision "can neither be nullified openly and directly by state legislators or state executive or judicial officers nor nullified indirectly by them through evasive schemes for segregation." Thus, Cooper v. Aaron held that state attempts to nullify federal law are ineffective.
Moreover, since public officials are required to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution (as per Article VI, Clause 3), for these same officials to ignore the Court's precedents is equal to a violation of that oath. Even though education is the responsibility of the state government, that responsibility must be carried out in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Constitution, particularly the Fourteenth Amendment.
And just for your information here is the text of Article Six clause two and three:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.Finally it is the position of the LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA that as we cannot endorse the group REFOUNDERS INDIANA we also cannot support their events in our local area with their guest speaker KrisAnne Hall. However for the record we have only found this one issue so far to be a stumbling block for Dr. Hall's presentations.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
We do encourage every citizen to be involved in both the Civic and Electoral process. Use your voice, they are your elected leaders and representatives. Let them know that you are tired of the quid pro quo, whether that be in City Hall, the General Assembly, or even Congress and the White House. But please remember, that this "more perfect union" we are still trying to achieve, we will not form if you try to cut out or eliminate part of its growth on the path to true freedom, with liberty and justice for all.
Securing the Blessings of Liberty,
Kenneth White, Jnr. Secretary LPAC
SPEAKING FOR THE CHAIR PER THE BYLAWS
Dated this the eighth of June, 2014