|07-01-2008 03:26 PM|
|4point||Thanks, slip-ups like that will get you banned around here.|
|07-01-2008 03:14 PM|
|07-01-2008 02:48 PM|
|07-01-2008 01:31 PM|
|07-01-2008 10:25 AM|
|Dare2BSquare||So do I!!!|
|07-01-2008 10:17 AM|
|07-01-2008 10:14 AM|
The federal government works for the states and is subject to them.
|07-01-2008 09:49 AM|
|Dare2BSquare||It mostly came about when OK passed a bill to deny any benefits to illegal immigrants. Of course the feds stepped in and told them they couldn't do it. Unfortunately, it passed in the house with only 6 dissenting votes, but is stuck in committee in the OK senate. It basically is telling the feds to @%&* off and stay out of the state's business.|
|07-01-2008 08:16 AM|
|JeepersdoitDeeper||It's too early for the big words for me today... English please? What is this amounting to?|
|06-30-2008 08:05 PM|
|4point||CA would never do that. They (the CA Govt) depend too much on the Federal dollar.|
|06-30-2008 07:09 PM|
Oklahoma is O.K.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008)
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1089
A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution.
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:
“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.”; and
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and
WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and
WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:
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.
THAT this serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.