NewsMarch 22, 2011 12:10 PM
Innovative New Tenth Amendment Idea: U.S. Citizens Don't Exist
But, Arizona state senate president guy, how are we supposed to distinguish ourselves from the brown hordes? Are you saying they have the same status as white "Americans"?
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!
Yeah, that's not what the Constitution says. It explicitly says you're a citizen of the United States. But it's pretty cool this important Arizona man can imagine life without a United States! [Applause] What if Arizona was run by dolphins? What if Applebee's didn't exist? INTERESTING THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS. [Think Progress]