Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TEXAS GOV. BACKS RESOLUTION AFFIRMING SOVEREIGNTY

A Texas succession from the Union has long been in progress. As I first posted about on my blog on February 24, 2005: regarding the push for a referendum to be passed and placed on the ballot allowing Texans to vote on Independence. "Texas independence is not some fringe movement, nor is it reactionary." "We are simply living out trends that are happening around the world. If you look at the past twenty years there have been in excess of thirty nations which have been formed. There is a trend worldwide toward independence and decontrol, and we think it's high time that the trend came to Texas." http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=64188ADC-5D4B-417E-A31B-9BB84D2E8B43

And now...a REAL push to seize back the state's powers from the Federal Gov't. and limit their interference! More states need to catch on and follow. Our forefathers would be so proud!!!

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12227/

Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment
HCR 50 Reiterates Texas’ Rights Over Powers Not Otherwise Granted to Federal Government

April 09, 2009

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today 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 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of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

HCR 50 is authored by Representatives Brandon Creighton, Leo Berman, Bryan Hughes, Dan Gattis and Ryan Guillen.

To view the full text of the resolution, please visit:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm

Key Points
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*Gov. Perry joins Rep. Creighton in support of HCR 50
*The resolution reaffirms states' rights according to the 10th amendment
*HCR 50 is authored by Reps. Creighton, Berman, Hughes, Gattis and Guillen

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