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    Texas Representatives Introduce Resolution Asserting Sovereignty Under Tenth Amendmen

    Texas has joined the states’ right and Tenth Amendment movement by introducing House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, filed earlier this week by Republican state representatives Leo Berman, Brandon Creighton, and Bryan Hughes. H.C.R. 50 cites Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment, and the Ninth Amendment.
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    Texas Rep. Leo Berman joins Alex Jones to talk about the H.C.R. 50 and states’ rights on Friday, February 20.
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    “The Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may not usurp,” the resolution declares, while “Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution says, ‘The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,’ and the Ninth Amendment states that ‘The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.’”

    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, That the 81st Legislature of the State of Texas hereby claim 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…


    H.C.R. 50 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” and that “all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.”

    Finally, the resolution directs the Texas secretary of state to forward official copies of the resolution to president Obama, Speaker of the House Pelosi, the president of the Senate, Joe Biden, and all members of the Texas delegation to the Congress. In addition, there is an official request that the resolution be entered in the Congressional Record as a “memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.”

    Texas joins Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia, states that have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are also considering such measures.

    “While the ramifications of these resolutions are still uncertain, one thing is clear,” writes Barbara Minton. “People are sick and tired of the federal government’s usurpation of power not granted to it by the Constitution. They have had enough of fear based economic terrorism and underhanded promotion of policies and procedures that bypass public scrutiny and the will of the people.”

    It should be noted that a resolution is a statement and not law and does not necessarily represent a consensus of a state legislature. “Still, the fact that two states, California and Georgia, have already passed their versions of state sovereignty may be setting the stage for secession down the road if the federal government continues to show its scorn for the Constitution. The Oklahoma resolution has already passed in the House and is awaiting vote in the state Senate to be codified,” writes Minton.

    For more information on the Tenth Amendment and states’s right movement, see this Infowars resource page on the subject.

    As should be expected, the corporate media has all but ignored H.C.R. 50, while Vince Leibowitz of Dallas-based Pegasus News calls the resolution “bizarre” and intimates that Berman, Creighton, and Hughes are insane. Leibowitz’s comments are a sad testament on how out of touch many Americans are when it comes to the Constitution and the increasing encroachments of the federal government.

    On Friday, February 20, Rep. Leo Berman of District 6 will be on the Alex Jones Show to talk about the resolution and states’ rights
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    First i have heard of it.

    i support this entirely. i think i would like a copy just for me. maybe that russian prophacy has something to it after all.
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    Good for all you texans.
    An Oregon Rep. has proposed a similiar bill. I emailed him to thank him for this, but he said he doesn't think it will pass. All 50 states need to remind the federal government of thier sovereignity, IMO.
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    We have one in work in SC. Here are the main points. 2009-2010 Bill 3509: Rights - South Carolina Legislature Online


    Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

    That the General Assembly of South Carolina, based on the above principles and provisions, hereby declares by this resolution, that any act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States, or Judicial Order by the federal courts which assumes a power not delegated to the government of the United States of America by the Constitution and which serves to diminish the liberty of any of the several states or their citizens shall abridge the Constitution. The General Assembly further declares that acts which would cause such an abridgment include, but are not limited to:

    (1) establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the states comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that state;

    (2) requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law;

    (3) requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of eighteen other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law;

    (4) surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government;

    (5) any act regarding religion, further limitations on freedom of political speech, or further limitations on freedom of the press; and

    (6) further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition.
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    AJR-15, claiming sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, was introduced here in Nevada on March 16, 2009.

    I'm all for it.
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    We're working right now on trying to get Florida on the state's sovereignty band wagon, but it's gonna be an uphill fight because our illustrious governor has his hand in Uncle Sam's pockets. Still, it might happen.
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    i am all for it. question if my history serves me correctly the last time this happened it was at the end of Andrew Jacksons presidency and into Abe Lincolns and led to 4 years of war.

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    The New Jersey Legislature is currently hard at work on the same thing . . .



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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Piece Corps View Post
    We're working right now on trying to get Florida on the state's sovereignty band wagon, but it's gonna be an uphill fight because our illustrious governor has his hand in Uncle Sam's pockets. Still, it might happen.
    How are we working on it? I would love more information. Thanks!!

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    Hooray!!! I am liking this news!! I am going to contact my state officials and encourage them to move forward on this.

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