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Father, we ask that you would slow the constant increase in the size and power of the federal government. Give our states the backbone and the the conviction to stand up and balance the power in this nation.

This came seems small, but it could set a big precedent for states’ sovereignty and freedom from the federal government’s control.

From The Center Square. A federal appellate court dealt President Joe Biden a loss Thursday, ruling that Arizona can challenge the administration’s rule prohibiting states from using COVID-19 funds to lower taxes.

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Biden rallied support and passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of last year. That law provided funding for states to fight COVID-19 and rebound from the economic consequences, among other things. However, the law included a “tax mandate” preventing states from lowering taxes if they accepted the federal funds.

As the law was enacted, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Arizona and 20 other states that the aid package forbids states from using it to reduce state tax burdens. Brnovich sued shortly after.

A lower court had ruled that the state did not have standing to make the challenge, but the appellate court disagreed…

“Here, Arizona alleged sufficiently concrete and particularized harms to its ability to exercise its sovereign prerogatives, intangible as those prerogatives may be,” the ruling said. “The quasi-contractual funding offer at issue here can be challenged by Arizona at the outset for offering conditions that are unconstitutionally ambiguous or coercive.”

Judge Ronald Gould said in the opinion that states have standing when an allegedly unconstitutional funding offer is made to them and don’t need to first violate a condition to have standing to challenge it….

“Specifically, Arizona contends that it was coerced into accepting the Offset Provision because of the size of the funds offered under ARPA and the fraught financial situation brought on by the pandemic,” the ruling said….

What do you think of this court case? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments.

(Excerpt from The Center Square. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Darlene Estlow
May 23, 2022

Praise God for this judge’s ruling. May it stand. May more states challenge the federal government and win. Thank you Jesus.

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Anonymous
May 23, 2022

Lord God, thwart these evil plans that are commencing TODAY. Do not let the power that has been misused via the pandemic continue to be perpetrated. We pray that increased vaccine mandates will not stand. Do not let Biden cede United States health authority to the World Health Organization. Make all ratified, freedom-stealing amendments and treaties, worldwide, become null and void. We pray that all global health magnates would not have consensus in plans they may seek to make. Let all other related, and unrelated, plans harmful to sovereignty and freedom fall apart, fruitless. Annihilate the World Health Organization’s ratified Pandemic Treaty. Preserve our freedoms, worldwide. Destroy the New World Order and the Great Reset

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    Mo
    May 23, 2022

    Lord we second that prayer and we pray without ceasing for the deeds of darkness be uncovered and that the veil of darkness be lifted that eyes, hearts and minds will see the treachery of evil disguised as light. Lord we mourn our failure to uphold your righteousness and bring the good news throughout the land. America a beacon on a hill has fallen for the trap of greed and comfort and complacency. Forgive us for our sins, we have brought you shame and dishonor. Awaken our souls, revive us and give us courage to stand for righteousness, mercy and truth. Let us be gracious and forgive our enemies, they know not what they do, they know not YET what they do, but we pray they will see your GOODNESS and repent and believe before it is too late. Strengthen the Saints, encourage the fearful, renew our minds with your PROMISED HOPE and FUTURE. Help us press on and fight the good fight, snatching many from the fire. Praise to the Lord, Alpha and Omega, Righteous and TRUE

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