Introduced by Mississippi State Representatives Moss, Sullivan and Ward is House Concurrent Resolution 10 (HC0010), “reinforcing the fundamental principle and authority of state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States…”
If passed, the resolution would also make the position of the legislature as follows:
That the State of Mississippi hereby reinforces the fundamental principles and authority of state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States and discourage the federal government, as our agent, from imposing certain restrictive mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
While non-binding, introduction of such resolutions in dozens of states around the country have brought the principles of the 10th Amendment to the public discussion. Passage, which can often be easier for a non-binding statement, has also made fertile ground for follow-up legislation, “with teeth.”
CLICK HERE to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10th amendment resolution tracking page
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.
CLICK HERE to track follow up actions on various issues around the country.
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