A group of state legislators wants to cut off utilities to the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Regardless of your views on the NSA, do you think states have the authority to deny electricity and water to the federal government?
According to the constitution (and yes I have read it) they do have the authority to do so. Read the 10th amendment.
Maryland is a problem state that needs to get over it self. First McCullough vs Maryland now this!
All joking aside no.
Of course. The Federal government has no unilateral right to a state's utilities.
I don't know, are they behind on the water bill? How about the phone bill? ;)
Feds don't own or operate local municipal utilities. I'm sure they can run generators, portapotties, and drink bottled water if they don't like the local control.
No you cannot have locals making political statements like that.
Sure you can. I'm local. You're local. We should get a voice too.
No, since McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), it has been generally accepted that states are not allowed to interfere with the operation of federal agencies.
The issue is that a federal agency is acting outside the law. There has to be more immediate recourse. I think that it is an interesting solution though it would not stop anything as they have generators. The place that utilities need to be cut off
is that giant data storage facility that they built.