From the Wall Street Journal:
In its next session beginning in January, the legislature of Virginia will consider proposing a constitutional “Repeal Amendment.” The Repeal Amendment would give two-thirds of the states the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. Its text is simple:
“Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”
At present, the only way for states to contest a federal law or regulation is to bring a constitutional challenge in federal court or seek an amendment to the Constitution. A state repeal power provides a targeted way to reverse particular congressional acts and administrative regulations without relying on federal judges or permanently amending the text of the Constitution to correct a specific abuse.
Strengthening our states must be a large part of the Tea Party’s mission of restoring America’s founding principles, and this constitutional amendment would do just that, returning back to the states much of the power that has been transferred to the federal government over the past century.
You will learn more about this exciting amendment at the Virginia Tea Party Convention on October 8th and 9th. Tickets are only $50 for both days ($40 for one) and can be purchased here. I hope to see you there.