Ohio protestors rally for states rights

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A rally at the Ohio Statehouse protested federal government power under President Obama and called for the passage of a measure to assert states' rights.

The newly formed Ohio Liberty Council staged a rally Saturday to protest what the council views as the usurping of power by the federal government in areas such as health care and energy.

The council called for the passage of an Ohio Senate resolution to assert states' rights in areas the U.S. Constitution does not grant the federal government the power to oversee.

The council consists of groups including Americans for Prosperity, the Buckeye Firearms Association and the Ohio Freedom Alliance. A handful of states, including Florida, have introduced measures to assert states' rights.