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February 20, 2013
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Minden senator wants Nevada to be declared a sovereign state

Two state senators and a dozen other Nevadans urged a Senate committee Tuesday to tell the federal government that “enough is enough” and declare Nevada a sovereign state, recognizing federal jurisdiction only in areas specified in the U.S. Constitution. Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, presented the resolution to claim sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, which says powers in the Constitution that are not specifically reserved for the federal government are reserved for the states.“This resolution seeks to protect the citizens of the Silver State from an overreaching federal government,” Settelmeyer told members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.Senate …

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