State Senator Sylvia Allen has been appointed to the Chairman position of the newly-formed Border Security, Federalism, and State Sovereignty Committee in an announcement made by Senate President-elect Russell Pearce.

Senator Allen will be serving her 3rd term in the Arizona Senate and has shown her advocacy for Arizona state sovereignty in her support for several pieces of legislation, including Arizona’s Tenth Amendment Resolution, the Firearms Freedom Act that passed last year, and her introduction of the Cap and Trade legislation during the last session, called The Freedom-to-Breathe Act.

Quoted from the White Mountain Independent, Allen said:

“I believe in our nation’s founding documents and the checks and balances put within the Constitution to keep the federal government from overreaching.”

Arizona has unique challenges which require specific solutions, Allen says.

“Our Washington, D.C. – based government cannot respond emotionally or physically to our issues, as we’ve seen in regard to border safety. We’re working on a crisis level. States must be allowed to solve their own urgent problems, with positive support from the federal level.

“The solution is in the principles of federalism and achieving the proper balance between the states and the national government that our founders envisioned and established within our Constitution. This committee will seek to achieve that balance on behalf of its citizens using strong principles founded in law where our liberties are best assured.

“The constitutional relationship among sovereign governments, state and national, is formalized in and protected by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.”

In Thomas Jefferson’s own words, she says, the states are “the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti-Republican tendencies.

“This committee will work closely with our Arizona congressional delegation on all federal issues impacting the states. We will also support the newly formed Joint Border Security Advisory Committee and our County Sheriffs and County Supervisors on the Arizona/Mexico border.

The Arizona Tenth Amendment Center congratulates Senator Allen and looks forward to working with her and the newly formed committee to ensure Arizona retains their rights and sovereignty as our federal government increasingly seeks to usurp them. This is no small task, so we ask you to please send her words of encouragement and support.  For Sylvia Allen’s contact information, please Click here.

cross-posted from the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center

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