Why state budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions: Here's how any U.S. state could become a wellspring of riches almost overnight

State budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions. Any state in the USA could almost instantly eliminate all budget deficits and start rolling in billions of dollars in state revenues by embracing freedom for farmers, holistic health practitioners and other groups (see below).

All that's needed to unleash this economic Golden Age is for a state to be willing to nullify outmoded, ridiculous federal restrictions on things like growing industrial hemp. The federal government has no jurisdiction within a state's borders. This is openly described in the U.S. Constitution. Predictably, the federal government pretends it has jurisdiction over all economic activity by invoking the so-called "Commerce Clause," but the government's actions are a gross (intentional) misinterpretation of that clause. In reality, any state that stood its ground on commercial production and trade within its own borders could very easily nullify the federal government by invoking the Tenth Amendment which reads:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

As the federal government was never delegated the power to regulate industrial hemp, medical marijuana, nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs, firearms or any other item imaginable, it has no actual power to regulate the commerce of such items within a state.

Continue reading at:  http://www.naturalnews.com/038113_budget_deficit_states_rights_surp...

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