Introduced in the Mississippi legislature on January 5th, 2010, House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) and Senate Concurrent Resolution 528 (SCR528) both affirm “The fundamental principle and authority of state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and discouraging the federal government from imposing certain restrictive mandates.”
HCR2 was introduced by Rep. Jessica Upshaw and SCR528 was introduced by Sen. Chris McDaniel.
In 2009, 38 states introduced similar resolutions, and 7 states passed them, garnering some significant national media attention for these efforts. Already in 2010, at least ten states, most recently Wyoming and Rhode Island, have introduced sovereignty resolutions and “the next step,” nullification of specific federal laws, has been gaining traction in states around the country, too.
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CLICK HERE to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s model 10th Amendment Resolution, which you can send to your representatives when urging them to introduce one in your state.
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