Debra Medina is running for TX governor in 2010 and is the 24th legislator or candidate to have signed on to our 10-4 Pledge for the 10th Amendment. Kudos, Debra!
Here’s what she has to say about state sovereignty, from her website:
The Constitution of the United States is a contract between “We the People” to form a limited federal government composed of sovereign states. It creates a republican form of government. Any power not expressly granted to the federal government is reserved for the states and for the people.
Like any party to a contract, Texas must stand up and push back against any attempts to abuse the Constitution or abuse the inalienable rights granted by our Creator.
As individuals, as parents, as families, and as Texans we must be courageous enough to say NO when Washington oversteps its bounds.
We Texans have always believed that the individual and the family are the foundation of America’s greatness. We Texans know what’s best for our families. We know best how to manage our lives, we know best how to raise our children, and we know best how to spend our money.
By asserting her Constitutional sovereignty, Texas can protect her citizens and provide them the opportunity to succeed. As Governor, I promise to fight back against federal laws that unconstitutionally interfere with the lives of Texans.
Texas can lead. Texas will lead.