THE RESISTANCE: North Dakota Legislators Plan To Nullify Biden’s Executive Orders At State Level

National File – by Frank Salvato

Republican legislators in North Dakota are taking a pro-active – and constitutional – step to push back against unconstitutional executive orders coming out of the Biden administration, and they are doing so with the power of the US Constitution in their corner.

A new bill introduced in the North Dakota State Legislature (HB1164), would instruct the state’s Attorney General to review the constitutionality of each of the executive orders issued by Joe Biden.

Under the proposed law, should the North Dakota Attorney General find that any executive orders are unlawful – or unconstitutional, the executive order would be “nullified,” it would prohibit any state, county, or local agency – or publicly funded organization – from enforcing the order(s).

The proposed legislation was introduced by State Rep. Tom Kading (R), and eight other Republicans in the North Dakota House.

Specifically, the proposed HB1164, enumerates the following issues for nullification:

  • Pandemics or other health emergencies
  • The regulation of natural resources, including coal and oil
  • The regulation of the agriculture industry
  • The use of land
  • The regulation of the financial sector as it relates to environmental, social, or governance standards
  • The regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms

Additionally, State Rep. Sebastian Ertelt (R), has introduced legislation that would affect the same fate to unconstitutional legislation coming out of the Federal Legislative Branch.

Ertelt’s HB1282 would create a “Committee on Neutralization of Federal Laws.”

This committee, comprised of state legislative leadership and their appointees, would recommend whether a given Federal law or regulation is unconstitutional. Should the committee find that a law or regulation is unconstitutional, the North Dakota Legislature would pass a concurrent resolution on whether to nullify the transgressing law or edict.

After the committee’s recommendation – and until the resolution is passed, state, county, and local agencies would be prohibited from enforcing the law or regulation.

These proposed laws are in a good position to be codified. North Dakota Republicans control the Senate 40 to 7, and the House 80 to14.

South Dakota has legislation similar North Dakota’s HB1164 targeting Biden’s executive lawmaking.

South Dakota’s HB1194 sets up an executive board to review the constitutionality of all presidential executive orders. It lists the six issues laid out in the North Dakota legislation as well.

The South Dakota Legislature – as with the North Dakota Legislature – is dominated by Republicans; 32 to 3 in the Senate, and 62 to 8 in the House.

The United States Constitution’s Supremacy Clause enjoins each state to follow laws that are constitutionally sound and only on issues that the Constitution granted purview to the federal government to determine.

If the federal government – be it the Executive, Legislative, or the Judicial Branch – acts unconstitutionally, the individual states have a right to ignore the transgressing edict. This notion was championed by none other than the great champion of strong central government, Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist No. 33.

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4 thoughts on “THE RESISTANCE: North Dakota Legislators Plan To Nullify Biden’s Executive Orders At State Level

  1. It was the state that all but shut down small businesses here, that mandated mask wearing, etc. with its executive orders. There were those that tried to bring suit against the governor for his unlawful executive orders during the plandemic. The court dismissed those attempts. So it seems the state wants to be its own commie dictatorship, not to be trumped by the federal commie dictatorship.

    1. I had suggested this type of action, the state are independent state and the constitution allows them to set their own destiny and welfare for the state and iit’s people! That has been my understanding of the constitution when I attended school. They don’t teach this anymore in schools, but, they should!

      1. The state corporations are no different than the federal corporations. Neither has the authority to dictate the destiny of the individual free national.
        Biden’s unlawful executive orders are already nullified by the supreme superior law of this land and the jurisdictional authority belongs to we the people, not the f-king state.
        The state willfully pisses all over our Bill of Rights every minute of every day, just like the federal corporation and the constitution does not allow them to set our destiny and welfare.
        ALL POWER flows from we the people and if there was a constitution, federal or state, which there is not, the state would still be bound by the chains of the people’s authority and the people’s law.
        I’m not looking for the state or any knight on a white charger to end this misery for me. I know that it is my responsibility as an individual and that the state is just another corporate entity that must be removed as a part of destroying the unlawful corporations, et.al.
        We the people as individuals are the power in this country, that is what they do not teach in the schools anymore, or should I say these communist indoctrination camps.
        We fix this shit or submit to f-king tyranny right up to dropping to our knees by the ditch and taking a bullet in the head.
        F-k the state. Where to you think the sons of bitches that reach the level of the federal corporation come from?

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