10th Amendment Resolutions Introduced in Texas

The Texas legislature, back in action for the first time since the 2009 legislative session, is getting things rolling in regards to 10th Amendment legislation for the 2011 session. Two resolutions affirming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment were prefiled on the first possible day, 11-08-10.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 (SCR1) was introduced by Senator Glenn Hegar, and House Concurrent Resolution 16 (HCR16) was introduced by Representative Brandon Creighton, whose HCR50 brought the issue and the discussion to the national limelight in 2009.

Both include similar language to assert a proper constitutional role for the state, such as:

The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more

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RESOLVED, That this serve as notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers

SCR1 takes a stronger position and alludes to a proper next step for the State, including:

RESOLVED, That the power over the freedom of the right to keep and bear arms was reserved to the states, and therefore, all acts of Congress to abridge that right are not law and are void; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed;

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Are the Editors of the Washington Times Reading TAC?

A quick glance at their recent op-ed – States tell Obama to Take a Hike – it seems pretty obvious that they’re at least getting the message. Here’s an excerpt: Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri and Virginia have opted out of an even larger slice of Obamacare by rejecting the health coverage mandate. The anti-Obamacare…

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State sovereignty resolution prefiled in Kentucky House

Kentucky Rep, Stan Lee (R – Lexington) has prefiled a Joint Resolution for the 2011 regular session reaffirming Kentucky’s sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

The resolution, BR 55, “…serves as notice and demands to the federal government…to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”

Lee said that the federal government needs do what it was intended to do and state government needs to do what it was intended to do.

“The health care debacle and failed stimulus bill are but two examples of the federal government’s attempt to cast a long shadow over Kentucky and our people, “ Lee said. “This joint resolution serves as a reminder to those who seek to make our federal government an eight-headed monster that we will no longer stand by and see our sovereign rights taken away.”

Lee introduced a similar resolution in the 2010 regular session, but it failed to pass.

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Charles Key on Oklahoma Sovereignty

We’re pleased to announce that Oklahoma State Rep Charles Key, author of many sovereignty-related bills in his state, will be joining us as a featured speaker at Nullify Now! in Fort Worth on September 4th. Get tickets by calling 888-71-TICKETS, or click here to reserve them online. The following video is a 2009 interview with…

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So it Begins

Nullification is here. Tentative and inconsistent, but it’s here. Missouri Over 2/3 of voters elect to reject Federally mandated health care insurance. The White House official response was that this is irrelevant. California 7,000,000 votes negated by 1 politician, masquerading as a judge. The law had nothing to do with the ruling. Arizona Self defense…

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Citizenship and the man-child president

I was turned against federalism by two things. First, when I’d walk up to get my first-grader after school in the neighborhood of Duke University in Durham, N.C., I had to keep my hand on my 3-year-old, to keep the students from touching her. They were not bad kids, but they were nervous and erratic because their mothers were addicted to heroin when they were born. The second was the president. Although I had voted for him twice, it appeared to be a mother/child relationship he had with Hillary. Lots of men — especially artists and musicians — have that because it works for them. But when it became approved by a good majority it seemed we had gotten to the end of the difficult work we started back in 1776.

The first was failure on a catastrophic scale. The nervous students had no chance. No doubt many of them are dead already. Except for my kids and maybe three others, the students were all black. The white liberals in the neighborhood, most of whom worked or taught at Duke, would try to get their kids in the “AG” classes in the public school, which contained only two or three students. If they didn’t get in, they’d send them to private schools.

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