One More Reason to Move to Montana

It’s not like you really need one.

Yes, I know that it’s cold up there, but these people are serious about the US Constitution and individual rights. And, the fact that there really aren’t that many people up there… well, it’s perfect for anti-social types like yours truly.

Why am I all excited?

Montana is about to issue (or die trying) a recall of their Federal elected officials in Washington D.C. because they voted for that obscene piece of legislation that is the 2012 version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

I hate the cold. I really do, but Montana looks like the warmest place to be when Omega Shock happens. I certainly wouldn’t want to live near anyone who thinks that this latest version of the NDAA is a good idea.

I mean, it’s your NEIGHBORS who will be your biggest friends, or your worst enemies, when it all comes tumbling down. And, neighbors in Montana seem like good people to be around.

Think about it.

Here’s this from the Digital Journal:

NDAA Vote Could Force Recall of Montana Senators, Congressman

By Christine Mattice
Dec 27, 2011

On Christmas Day, Montanans decided to give their Congressional district a gift they won’t soon forget— a notice of possible recall of the Senators and one Congressman who voted for the controversial, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The recall effort was started by William Crain, an artist, and by Stewart Rhodes, an attorney and national president of the organization, The Oath Keepers. Their intentions are to oust Senators Max Baucus (D) and Jonathan Tester (D) as well as Representative Denny Rehberg (R) from office for voting for a bill that, many say, decimates America’s Bill of Rights. Montana is one of only 9 states that allow for recall of members of its federal congressional delegations based on “violations of oath of office” among other issues. (The other 8 states that allow such recalls are Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin). In their press release, Rhodes (a former staffer of Rep. Ron Paul) said:

These politicians from both parties betrayed our trust, and violated the oath they took to defend the Constitution. It’s not about the left or right, it’s about our Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights, there is no America. It is the Crown Jewel of our Constitution, and the high-water mark of Western Civilization.

Will this Recall Work?

Whether or not this recall will work is unknown. For instance, New Jersey’s federal recall attempt (on another issue) was struck down by a federal judge when the judge ruled that the Federal Constitution did not permit states the power to recall Senators. However, the Constitution of the United States allows (by not excluding) the right to recall both members of the Senate and of the House. After all, the 10th Amendment of the Constitution reads:

The powers not…prohibited…are reserved to the states…or to the people.

Although the right of recall was previously struck down, it has never been taken to a federal court. However, if there’s one person who could take it all the way to the United States Supreme Court (if need be) it would be Stewart Rhodes.

Read the whole article here.


I’m tellin’ ya’. If I was stuck in the US… I’d move to Montana.