State's Rights Petition
Tea Party Patriots of the Twin Cities
“We The People,” of the great State of Minnesota, Respectfully ask The State Legislature for a redress of grievance (Article 1 section 8 MN Constitution) in the form of protections from the unconstitutional mandates the United States House of Representatives Has levied against us in the form H.R.3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which mandates we must buy a good, product, or service lest we be fined.
Never before in the history of this great Nation has there been a precedence mandating We The People be fined by the I.R.S.
Therefore, We The People of the great State of Minnesota,
1. Ask that the State Legislature to support the bills protecting We The People:
A. Declaring this Federal Mandate H.R.3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, and
B. Deeming The People of the Great State Of Minnesota exempt from these mandates and
C. Nullifying any fines or mandates included in H.R.3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act In the State of Minnesota; specifically, by supporting legislation like HF 171, HF 3012, and S 3276. In essence, asserting the 10th Amendment rights of the people and the state of Minnesota, reserving to ourselves "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution".
2. Ask the State Attorney General to join 14 other states suing the federal government over this Health Care Reform Legislation recently passed by the US House and Senate due to its unconstitutional nature.
3. Ask the legislature to extend the Recall Clause of the State Constitution (Art. VIII Sec. 6 & MN ss 211C) to extend their recall provisions to cover federal officials. The language should be modeled on that of New Jersey:
“The people reserve unto themselves the power to recall, after at least one year of service, any elected official in this State or representing the State in the United States Congress. The Legislature shall enact laws to provide for such recall elections.”
4. Ask Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Minnesota State Legislature not to grant the federal government command of, or authority over MN National Guard forces.