Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What if a governor of any state says: You can pass all the executive orders you want. If we find them in this state, I don’t care if the federales kick them out or not. I’ll have them escorted to our borders. Do governors have such an authority? I don’t know. Why don’t we ask Missouri Governor Jay Nixon? Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: What if a governor of any state says: You can pass all the executive orders you want. If we find them in this state, I don’t care if the federales kick them out or not. I’ll have them escorted to our borders. Do governors have such an authority? I don’t know. Why don’t we ask Missouri Governor Jay Nixon? Perhaps you’ve heard that there’s a grand jury empaneled to hear the evidence to be brought against the Ferguson, Missouri police officer that shot Michael Brown and the police department. The state is on lockdown. The National Guard has been called out. Why? Because there is a threat that if the verdict doesn’t make the hoi polloi happy, then the hoi polloi is going to riot, and they’re going to show their civil disobedience with violence. This prompts Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon to write the following, Executive Order 14-14, which I happen to have here.
How can the governor of Missouri pretend as though he has some kind of executive authority inside the State of Missouri, I wonder? How does that work? I thought the Obama, I thought the national legislature, I thought the supreme magisterial power of Congress reigned supreme and had the Supremacy Clause and all that. I saw federal cops in Missouri. Aren’t they supreme, for all you who love to quote the Supremacy Clause? I saw President Obama visit Missouri. Since he visited there, he kind of tipped his hat that, [mocking] “I want to be clear, I’ve got some executive authority here. I’m the president. I’ve got 24 flavors and varieties of executive orders I can issue. Let me be clear. Convict those cops in that police department or there’ll be hell to pay.”
How does a governor have this executive authority? How can we have concurrent sovereignties? This is the appropriate question to ask. Who has sovereignty here? In other words, who has ownership of authority? Does the federal government have ownership of authority or does the State of Missouri and the legislature and executive branch and judiciary branch of Missouri have claim of ownership, right of authority, empowered sovereignty? Well, the way you’re supposed to look at this and the way that I explain it is that there can be only one sovereignty. It’s like the Highlander movies: There can be only one.
The concept of dual sovereignty, in other words — this is what people call this — is bogus. Here’s a good example. You have an organization that represents country clubs. Call it the County Club Club of America. It helps member country clubs buy things at discounted prices, helps the pros talk to one another. They can also get ideas. They can act together in concert to do certain things, blah, blah, blah. Is the Country Club Club of America a country club? No. Does it have sovereignty over the country clubs? No. It may be charged with acting as the country clubs’ agent in some very specific, very detailed, very limited functions, but it’s not a sovereign entity. A collection of clubs meeting together to discuss the business that clubs do is not a country club. It’s probably not even meeting in its own location.
The same would be true of a union of states made by a compact. You have states that get together for certain limited, express, enumerated purposes. They join together in common cause, agree to form a union, agree to be bound by the rules of the union. Is the union that they coble together sovereign? No, it is not; it can’t be. It can act as an agent on behalf of the legitimate sovereign authorities, which are the states, and that’s what it’s supposed to do, but it is not itself sovereign. [mocking] “Well, then how can you be a citizen?” You are a citizen of the United States, plural, meaning the states are saying: We have this union. You can be a citizen of one of the states, meaning you’re a citizen of all the states of the union. That’s what it means.
Do the states have a role to play here in determining who becomes a naturalized citizen? If we go back to the beginning, yes. They have the principal control over this. We know this because of the argument over alien friends and the distinction made between alien friends and alien enemies. The 4.5 million that are here squatting illegally are not enemies, they’re not. You may wish them to be but they’re not. [mocking] “Well, Mike, they’re kinda.” No, no, they’re not. They may be trespassing. That doesn’t make them enemies. That makes them lawbreakers, not enemies as defined by the Law of Nations or the rules of war.
So if Governor Jay Nixon can issue the following, why couldn’t he issue, or some other state or some other legislature issue a similar order? If Obama is going to try to make us provide all these benefits to treat these people as if they’re citizens and then offer them the benefits of citizenship, which come in monetary form and in other privileges, we’re going to say: No, you’re not citizens. You weren’t invited here. We didn’t ask you to come here. You’re breaking our laws. You’ve broken our laws. You don’t speak our language. You don’t “dig” our form of government, our culture, and our traditions. Get out. The answer is no.
Under what compulsion could the federal government force states to provide services, meaning the feds could then force you to buy an insurance policy? Now they can force you to buy an insurance policy for an illegal, undocumented alien. How many of you people think that that’s a power that’s conferred upon the general government under the Constitution? Let me ask the question a different way. If we’re going to have a new constitution and write it all over again, would you include that power in the Constitution you were going to write? My answer to the question is no, not no but heck no.
WHEREAS, the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region have experienced periods of unrest over the past three months; and
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities are conducting separate criminal investigations into the facts surrounding the death of Michael Brown; and
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities could soon announce the findings of their independent criminal investigations; and
WHEREAS, regardless of the outcomes of the federal and state criminal investigations, there is the possibility of expanded unrest; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri will be prepared to appropriately respond to any reaction to these announcements; and
WHEREAS, our citizens have the right to peacefully assemble and protest and the State of Missouri is committed to protecting those rights; and
WHEREAS, our citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage; and
WHEREAS, an invocation of the provisions of Sections 44.010 through 44.130, RSMo, is appropriate to ensure the safety and welfare of our citizens. [Mike: Notice he’s citing Missouri State code here, not federal code. How can he do this? He’s nothing but a puppet, a vassal entity for the vast all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful federal leviathan, right?]
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Missouri, [Mike: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. What is this Missouri Constitution that you refer to, sir?] including Sections 44.010 through 44.130, RSMo, do hereby declare a State of Emergency exists in the State of Missouri.
Mike: How can he have this authority to do this? Missouri is owned by the Supreme Court. It answers to the will and the wishes of the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, doesn’t it? It answers to the Injustice Department, and to the federal police force, too.
I further direct the Missouri State Highway Patrol together with the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to operate as a Unified Command to protect civil rights and ensure public safety in the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region.
Mike: If the governor can issue this and can pretend as though the State of Missouri can actually protect its citizens without calling on the mighty federal establishment, what does the State of Missouri need the mighty federal establishment to torment it for? Answer that, Missourians. What do you need Mordor for? Your governor is telling us here that Missouri can deal with this problem and doesn’t need Obama, doesn’t need Boehner, doesn’t need Claire “Momma” [Mc]Caskill.
I further order that the Unified Command may exercise operational authority in such other jurisdictions it deems necessary to protect civil rights and ensure public safety . . .
I further order, pursuant to Section 41.480, RSMo, the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri, or his designee, to forthwith call and order into active service such portions of the organized militia as he deems necessary to protect life and property and assist civilian authorities and it is further directed that the Adjutant General or his designee, and through him, the commanding officer of any unit or other organization of such organized militia so called into active service . . .
This Order shall expire in thirty days unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent Executive Order.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 17th day of November, 2014.
Mike: I have a question for all you incorporationistas out there: Why didn’t Governor Nixon ask Obama to write this executive order? After all, the Second Amendment is universal from here to the ice world of Hoth and back. You told me that the militia authority is ancillary to the Second Amendment, doesn’t mean anything anyway and that’s for the federales to use. Then how can the governor then pretend as though he’s the commander in chief of the militia of the State of Missouri? That would seem to imply to me then that my or the founders’ and framers’ interpretation, and every American alive up until the 1920s reading on the Second Amendment was that it was for the protection of Governor Nixon being able to do exactly what he’s doing right here, calling the militia out. He’s not asking Obama for help. That means his militia has to be armed, doesn’t it? Could the militia be armed if a federal court told Missourians they couldn’t bear the kind of arms the militia needs? No, they couldn’t be. So then, again, what was the Second Amendment aimed at? Obama, Boehner, Pelosi, Feinstein, and all the rest of them. Little lessons we learn along the way here, ladies and gentlemen. So Governor Jay Nixon is acting in a proper authority as a governor should act in a sovereign state. [clapping] Bravo, sir!
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