By: Joseph Jankowski | Planet Free Will.com
The state of Kentucky has prefilled a bill for the 2017 legislative session would direct the state to refuse to enforce any foreign laws that conflict with U.S. or Kentucky constitutions, making such laws void within the commonwealth.
BR149, filed by Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) on September 14th, would direct state courts, arbitrators, administrative agencies, or other adjudicative bodies or authorities in the state to refuse to enforce a foreign law if doing so would violate rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the state of Kentucky or of the United States.
“It shall be the policy of this state to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws when the application of a foreign law will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the United States,” reads the bill.
A foreign law, according to the legislation, is any law, rule, or legal code or system established and used or applied in a jurisdiction outside of the states or territories of the United States.
As Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center notes, BR149 utilizes James Madison’s strategy to deal with unwarranted acts – a refusal to cooperate, but simply applies it to foreign law as opposed to unconstitutional federal acts.
BR149 establishes a proper understanding of sovereignty, establishing the priority of state and federal law above foreign law, Maharrey writes.
BR149 will be given an actual bill number and assigned to a committee once the new legislative period begins in January.
Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, Mintpressnews.com and ZeroHedge.com.