WAKE UP CALL: TEXAS GOV. BACK RESOLUTION AFFIRMING SOVEREIGNTY
Tue Apr 14 2009 08:44:54 ET
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."
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
states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that
requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited
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Aunty asks y'all to take a moment to think about somethin':
If state's rights were stronger and respected, the size of the federal gubmint would be bumped back to its proper boundary. Reckon y'all knows how when states signed onto the whole "union" idea it was with the proviso that they could leave at will when the marriage warn't no good no more.
Texas is the size of France. Texas has the world's 15th largest economy, does 100 billion a year in exports to other nations....memo is that Texas can stand on it's own, doan need USA.
Florida's economy is twice that of Saudi Arabia--we doan need no Union either --it may soon be an affiliation we cain't afford--heh.
I wisht that many states would send the same message--doan mess wif' us, D.C. or we's outa here. And here's the state's thas' flirtin' wif the idea by sponsorin' sovereignty bills in their state legislatures:
An' Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama already have it on the books.
Happy Tea Party!!