Oklahoma Legislature Claims State Sovereignty
Oklahoma appears to be sick and tired of being bludgeoned and battered by the federal government. The legislature is striking back and making Oklahomans feelings kown. Ol' BC understands that other states are considering similar measures. Here's an account from Hot Air.
The Oklahoma House defied
a veto from Democratic Governor Brad Henry to approve a resolution asserting
its sovereignty under the Constitution. The Senate had approved the initial
resolution 29-18, just shy of the two-thirds needed to sustain an override, but
this new bill does not require his signature. Backers are optimistic
that they will succeed in sending a message to Washington DC to start limiting
themselves to truly federal task
The federal government has been out of control for years and years and apparently, the Oklahoma legislature is going to send a message to Washington.
Although Gov. Brad Henry vetoed similar legislation 10 days earlier, House
members Monday again approved a resolution claiming Oklahoma’s
Unlike House Joint Resolution 1003, House Concurrent Resolution
1028 does not need the governor’s approval.
The House passed the measure
73-22. It now goes to the Senate. …
Key said HCR 1028, which, if passed,
would be sent to Democratic President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled
Congress, would not jeopardize federal funds but would tell Congress to “get
back into their proper constitutional role.” The resolution states the federal
government should “cease and desist” mandates that are beyond the scope of its
Key said many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says
powers not delegated to the U.S. government “are reserved to the states
respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution lists about 20 duties required
of the U.S. government, he said.
The Constitution has been and is being trampled to the nth degree and enough is enough. Here's hoping other states follow Oklahoma's lead.
Just an observation. (BTW the bold type was added by Ol' BC)
H/T's The Baron and Hot Air