Here is the exact wording of the resolution passed by the caucus in the 6th congressional district:
“Be it further resolved that we strongly insist our state representatives work to uphold Wisconsin’s 10th Amendment rights, and our right to secede, passing legislation affirming this to the U.S. Federal Government.”
Secession would allow Wisconsin to break away from the Federal Government and withdrawal from the Union that constitutes the United States.
The Tenth Amendment allows for states to nullify federal legislation that is not in the best interest of the state. State nullification gives states the ability to reject corrupt federal bills.
Wisconsin first used state nullification when its Supreme Court declared that the Tenth Amendment protected states from repugnant federal laws like the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.
Wisconsin, in 1854, officially declared the Fugitive Slave Act to be unconstitutional nullifying it.
Dan Feyen, chairman of the GOP in the 6th congressional district, sent a letter to Republican state lawmakers making clear that he did not agree with his local regional caucus delegates who voted to support the resolution.
Is this another example of “establishment” Republicans not representing their regional members properly?
Dan Feyen expressed that it did not deal with the “true enemy,” e.g. Democrats. However, this never resolves the issue of Democrats and Republicans sharing the same lobbyist agenda against the will of the people. Is not a corrupt bill, a corrupt bill irregardless of political party affiliation?
He also stressed that the resolution did not really have much support. One must wonder if the resolution did not have much support, how did it pass?
Dan Feyen then provided several victim statements on why the resolution was passed and never addressing the issue of why the people wanted the option of secession in the first place. He gave the following statements:
“This particular resolution was brought up from the floor on the day of the caucus; it did not come from the resolutions committee as it was not passed at any 6th District County’s caucus”.
“It was also the very last resolution taken up after more than three hours of caucusing, and was passed with, approximately, only 25 delegates in support.
Passing resolutions from the floor is a difficult task to say the least and further shows how disconnected Feyen is from his caucus voters.
Murphy also said that is as far as the resolution went.
“I would have noticed if we passed something mentioning secession,” Murphy said. He then added that he personally supports Wisconsin’s right to secede from the United States if the state’s voters so choose.