Skip to comments.Oklahoma declares Sovereignty!
Posted on 06/14/2008 5:07:59 PM PDT by prisoner6
STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008) HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1089 By: Key AS INTRODUCED A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution. WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."; and WHEREAS, 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; and WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE: THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims 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. THAT this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers. THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker
of the House and the President of the Senate of each state's legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.
In any case somebody help me out here. It appears this went down in March, but I haven't heard a thing about it. Maybe I've had my face screwed into a sewer drain?
Here are a couple of other links..as far as I can tell it looks like a real deal but may be more show than go.
One down, 57 to go! (hat tip to BHO)
Alaska should do this and start pumping oil from ANWR next week. Tell the Feds and the EnviroMarxists to piss off.
I want some of that!
Hopefully, this will start a trend. There are several areas where the Federal Government has completly failed.
Securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, protecting us from attack from terrorists, keeping our Armed Forces ready, supplied, and funded.
I’m sure Oklahoma feels justified. I just wish the border states would follow. And that includes my home state Texas.
Just my two cents.
Well now .....
Now isn’t THIS something??? I’m PRAYING this is true!!!!
As a native Texan, and if this is true, I salute you OKLAHOMA!
Heck, I may move to Oklahoma. I’m one state up and stuck with Sebelius as Governor.
you sir have the quote of the year
.....my congratulations to you..
My mama thanks you, my daddy thanks you, my brother thanks you, my sister thanks you and God is proud of you
It has apparently gotten hung up in the Senate Rules Committee:
If this is true, it almost looks like Oklahoma just declared war on uncle sham.
Jefferson and others knew it would inevitably occur and the states would play second fiddle to the federal government. It will take much education and another great awakening before Americans reclaim their country. This, while encouraging will likely not happen in my lifetime but it is my hope it does before it is too late.
Didn’t we already go through this oh about 150 years or so ago?
Yes, but States’ Rights lost.
Indeed we did, seems I remember something about a war being fought over states rights.
This time I fear it won’t be nearly as civilized.
This country needs the states to do this. Start telling the federal government to get stuffed. Maybe I should pile the guns into the car and move to OK.
I wish you would run for Governor of Alaska.
I like the way you think.
Oh, what a beautiful Mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day....
If you’re referring to the Civil War, no. The 10th amendment has never been repealed, only violated.
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