The Tennessee General Assembly is gearing up to conduct the legislative business of Tennesseans in 2011. Here at the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, we have been preparing by reviewing Tenth Amendment Center model legislation and consulting with liberty leaders throughout the state to determine our top legislative priorities for the 2011 legislative session. Below are our top six legislative priorities for Tennessee, along with links to download the model legislation. We encourage you to download and print copies of each piece of legislation and share these with your legislators. Urge them to sponsor, co-sponsor and support these bills in the Tennessee General Assembly this year.Details
Introduced to committee on January 18, 2011.
Acting under the authority of the 9th, 10th, and 2nd amendments to the Constitution for the United States; and the authority of articles 2, 2-a, and 7 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights.
Articles 2 and 7 of the New Hampshire bill of rights were established in 1784 before the Constitution for the United States was ratified; guaranteeing that New Hampshire citizens had the right to defend and protect life and property and that these rights would not be superseded by the powers granted to the Congress of the United States of America, such that when New Hampshire ratified the United States constitution these rights were clearly understood to exist in the State of New Hampshire.
Article 2 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, effective June 2, 1784; Natural Rights: All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights – among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
Article 7 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, effective June 2, 1784; State Sovereignty: The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.Details