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    Tennessee Senate Affirms Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment|Tenth Amendment Center

    Tennessee Senate Affirms Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment

    Posted on 05 May 2009

    On May 4th, the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously in support of Senate Joint Resolution 311 (31 yay - 0 nay). The resolution, sponsored by Senator Randy McNally, is designed to send Congress a message that the federal government has overstepped its Constitutional bounds by mandating a massive amount of federal policies upon the states in violation of the 10th Amendment.

    The resolution now awaits transmittal to the House.

    Read the full text below:

    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 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and

    WHEREAS, many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

    WHEREAS, 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; and

    WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 4 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”; 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 SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that the State of Tennessee 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.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this serve 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.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all compulsory federal legislation which directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, 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 Speaker of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation.
    The Avatar is my Great-Great Grandaddy, CPL Samuel Francis Bondurant, Co. D, 4th Alabama, Law's Brigade, Benning's Division, 1st Corp, Army of Northern Virginia, shot through right thigh 2 JUL 1863.

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    Welcome Tennessee to the land of the free, it's about time we send a message to Washington about where their powers stop!!!!

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    There are a number of states on board with this. Lets pray more states follow.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Here! Here!

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    I nominate "Sig Vol" as the official Avatar of the TN State page.....
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    Texas did this earlier...

    and more states are joining in. hope springs eternal.
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    I live in Tennessee and i am happy to hear that we are joining in on the tenth amendment train. the leftist government has gone too far and it is time that we give the power back to the people.
    " We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. " - Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    I nominate "Sig Vol" as the official Avatar of the TN State page.....
    We have a state page?
    "When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigVol View Post
    We have a state page?
    Yes we do....it doesn't get much traffic, though.

    Are you, or do you know, the particular lady of which you have a picture?
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    Yes we do....it doesn't get much traffic, though.

    Are you, or do you know, the particular lady of which you have a picture?
    Calm down Pascal or I will tell your wife.
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