This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), claiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.”
...In a memorandum sent to the Wyoming legislature in late January, Freudenthal made clear his position that the federal government has gone beyond the limits of the constitution:
Very droll, coming from a state that, as of 2005, absorbed $1.11 federal dollars for every $1.00 it paid in federal taxes, making Wyoming 23rd highest in receipt of federal largesse. Not to mention how I have to pay to bail their boo-hooing, tantrum-throwing asses out every time some predator makes lunch out of their livestock or a bad storm takes out part of their herds, just because they insist on ranching in some bear's back yard (on FEDERAL land at $1.35 per animal per month, no less). Meanwhile, the elitist New Yorkers out here in the Commie Northeast are only getting 79 cents back from every dollar they send to D.C., so the whingers in Wyoming can get them some liberal welfare while they complain about being expected to behave like civilized human beings who belong to a community.“For decades we have shared increased frustration dealing with the federal government and its agencies. What started out as a leak in the erosion of state prerogative and independence has today turned into a flood. From wolf and grizzly bear management, to gun control, to endless regulation and unfunded mandates – the federal government has become far too powerful and intrusive...this resolution serve as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers. The state of Wyoming will not enforce such mandates. ”
Here's a plan: secede! Get off the damn grid, and give me back my money. Go live in the wilderness where no one can expect anything of you, and curl up with a nice campfire and a grizzly bear. Screw your roads and your healthcare and your agricultural welfare queens. Give me back my federal lands and get the fuck off, then go cry to Canada when some wolf eats your lambs. You people really are a bunch of work.