"There is a trend in the last few years in the U.S. Supreme Court. I've got three cases here in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws that conflicted with laws of the federal government."
"Today we have a new theory. We have a new plan of action endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court steadily growing, case by case, to carve out areas in which the states can preserve their own rights. And we should take advantage of this."
"We need to pass more legislation that preserves fundamental rights for the citizens of our states; ... "
"When you hear lawyers and their conflicting theories -- I think it's been pretty much one-sided what's been said here today -- remember there is authority that allows states to pass laws that give our citizens more protections than does the federal government, and only by testing new laws, step by step, are we going to see what the outer limits of those state protections are. I think we ought to proactively establish and litigate what are our citizens' rights. We ought to be -- I wouldn't use the word ashamed -- but how can we justify -- how can we say when our forefathers sacrificed so much to stand up to federal authority, that we're not now going to take advantage of this legal way of doing the same, just because it might cost a lot of attorney fees or be a lot of trouble?"
Senator Mike Rose (R-Dorchester/Charleston)
SC Senate Chamber
SC State House
Amen ! Pass State-level Personhood Legislation for the Pre-born now !!!
March 30, 2010
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