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House and Senate Pass Sovereignty Resolutions

May 8, 2009

Yesterday, the state House and Senate each passed resolutions affirming state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. You may not be real familiar with the 10th Amendment because liberals view it similar to the Second Amendment; in other words they pretend it is not there.

The 10th Amendment says that powers not relegated to the federal government are reserved for the states.

According to the Associated Press article, the resolution passed the Democrat controlled House with 80 members in support and 30 opposing it. It cleared the Senate by a vote of 25-18.

From the AP:

Supporters said the resolutions make a statement that the federal government is overstepping its authority on a wide range of issues, from regulating businesses to passing a multibillion-dollar stimulus package.

Rep. Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, said opponents of the resolution were “just throwing out stuff against the wall to see if it sticks” by mentioning threats to voting rights. He said those rights are protected by the 14th Amendment.

The AP story also featured four Democrats who opposed the measure, with Snowden being the lone supporter they could apparently find.

This story was also featured at TenthAmendmentCenter.com, a website devoted to the state sovereignty movement. According to their website, similar amendments are being adopted by legislators in states including Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee; while similar resolutions have been introduced in dozens of other states.

And you may remember Texas Gov. Rick Perry proclaiming that his state is sovereign and has a right to leave the union if it chooses.

The prediction of the death of the 10th Amendment may have been a bit exaggerated.

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