March 4, 2013

LaRue County’s Fiscal Court and Nullification

LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner
After the Senate of the state of Kentucky passed a recent law that prohibits the enforceability of federal laws relating to gun registration and ownership, Larue County, Kentucky looked a little deeper concerning the principal, and its Fiscal Court is looking at nullification in regard to Kentucky state laws.

Here's part of an ordinance proffered by LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner:

“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. They (lawmakers) think counties shouldn’t be doing something like that — but they think it’s alright for them to do it.”
“Now, Therefore be it ordained by LaRue County, Kentucky that any state law, rule, regulation, or order created on or after January 1, 2013, including any amendment or other change made after January 1, 2013, to a preexisting state law, rule, regulation, or order, shall be unenforceable within the borders of LaRue County . . .” if the law “mandates implementation, construction or enhancement of any facility or program without funding provided by the state . . .”

The point of this exercise by Turner was to say that state legislature throws burdens on counties while not being willing to raise a financial hand to meet them. He's right. Why should those of us living in Larue County have to find ways to fund any program mandated by the state, which doesn't include its support?

There is a much more important element in this scenario, and that is the idea of nullification in general, which if implemented by counties around the state and nation, would be impossible to fight against, as there aren't the resources to enforce the regulations foisted upon the people.
When asked about the move by Larue County, Ernie Harris, R-Crestwood, said this:

“Good idea!. We’ll have a little insurrection around here.”

The Larue County Register supports the nullification of anything the citizens in the county deem inappropriate and against our interests coming from the state level. Isn't this what freedom in America was meant to be all about?

How about a new revolution? Let's start it with Larue County.

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