Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill to Reassert Constitutional Rights

I can see handwriting on the wall of where all of this is leading, and it scares me. Turn to the 18th century history in your history books. Pay real close attention to the md to late 1700’s era. The go to the 19th century and read about the 1850’s and 1860’s.
But I agree with these types of bills. It’s time for the people to be heard and if the federal government won’t listen to us as individuals, maybe they will listen to us as states.

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
-George Santayana

NEW YORK – Oklahoma’s House of Representatives is the first legislative body to pass a state sovereignty resolution this year under the terms of the Tenth Amendment.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1003 Feb. 18 by a wide margin, 83 to 13, resolving, “That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

The language of HJR 1003 further serves notice to the federal government “to cease and desist, effectively immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”

The sponsor of the resolution, state Rep. Charles Key, told WND the measure was a ‘big step toward addressing the biggest problem we have in this country – the federal government violating the supreme law of the land.”

“The Constitution either means what it says, or it doesn’t mean anything at all,” Key said. “The federal government must honor and obey the Constitution, just like the states and this citizens of this country are obligated to do, or our system of government begins to fall apart.”

The Ninth Amendment reads, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The Tenth Amendment specifically provides, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

As WND reported, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution: Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

Analysts expect 12 additional states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

Key argued that whenever “we allow the federal government, or any other government entity, to violate the Constitution, we destroy the Constitution one piece at a time.”

“We have gone so far down that path that the Constitution is hanging by a thread right now,” he said.

Last year, the same resolution introduced by Key passed the Oklahoma House, but the floor leader in the Senate, Democrat Sen. Charles Lassiter, used his authority to block consideration of the measure on the Senate floor.

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One Response to “Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill to Reassert Constitutional Rights”

  1. Constitution in trouble, documentary evidences from different points of views, historical data, citations, sources, books, music:

    Evidence that the Constitution is Hanging by A Thread

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JustinMartyrJr&view=videos

    Other must see documentaries you can watch over the net.

    http://www.sprword.com/globalelite.html

    See also: Covert Cosmic Cruisers’ song on You Tube: “Calling All Patriots,”

    “Calling for a Constitution Restoration Act,” (parts 1 & 2).

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