Arizona Senate President Tells Tea Party Rally: We Aren’t Citizens Of The United States
Via Think Progress, a very good example of some of the rather odd ideas making their way around Arizona:
PEARCE: U.S. history, most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written. But you remember we kind of existed before Congress, the states. We created the Congress, we created the federal government, by compact. Do you know what existed before the Congress, the states? Do you know, you’re not a citizen of the United States. You’re a citizen of a sovereign state. The fifty sovereign states makes up United States of America, we’re citizens of those sovereign states. It is not a delegated authority. It’s an inherent authority that states have over the federal government. [applause] It’s about time somebody gets it right!
Someone needs to educate Pearce about the Civil War, and the Fourteenth Amendment.