Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Texas government backs resolution affirming sovereignty

The only unfortunate thing about this movement is it appears to be picking up steam so early within Obama's presidency. So the natural deflection from Obama's shills will be, these are just right-wing sore losers. In affirming their 10th amendment rights and, indeed, their right to secede if they so wish, states need to paint both parties and all presidents with the same broad brush. They are all equally to blame, they have brought us down this path to this sad conclusion. As Lew Rockwell has said, it's not the Left, it's not the Right, it's the State.

    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

    Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

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    A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal government’s constitutionally designated powers and impede the states’ right to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government.

    It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

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