who is moving to Oklahoma?
the senate passed the 10th amendment resoultion!
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
1st Session of the 52nd Legislature (2009)
RESOLUTION 1003 By: Key
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federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.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 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 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 52ND 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 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.
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.
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.
52-1-5082 SD 11/17/08
for the record...sovereignty is not the same as seceding
- sweetguy452003Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
If I am not mistaken there are 23 states working on their sovereignty, and more are to following this path also, recognizing the federal governments overstepping their power. If all of the states did this then their would no longer be a federal government, and all of the mandates and laws that the over reaching federal government created would be null and void.
Some states namely Illinois for 1, would resist claiming sovereignty till the very end, no matter what the rest of the nation does. Illinois is almost always last in standing up for the people, and going against the federal government. The idiots that continue voting for the same people namely **** Durbin and now Rolland Burris or whom ever succeeds him, will continue voting to keep these anti-american politicians in office.
Remember it is also where Obama came from. It seems to me that Illinois voters are rather stupid, lazy, and don't bother researching the candidates, or just don't like breaking bad habits of voting the same way. To me this is insane. To continue voting the same way every election term, and expect a different and better outcome is by defination insanity. Illinois voters need to wake up, smell the coffee, research the candidates especially from the Chicago area, where many of them came from with the Mayor Richard Daily political machine took root and has been in place for many years. Several politicians came from the same area and learned political corruptness from this political machine, but some of the politicians from this machine managed to actually get caught in their corrupt political dealings, and have been convicted of corruptness.
Illinois voters need to look deeply at the political voting records of the politicians from their state, and really think about what have these politicians done for the people, as opposed to what have these politicians done for themselves. Everyday on the news you hear of some kind of corrupt dealings in Illinois, especially with members of the Chicago City Council using taxpayers money for this little deal, or that little deal that only enriches the politician, and does nothing for the people of our state, or the people of Chicago in general. These voters need to "STOP the INSANITY" of voting the same way, and really look at the candidates for themselves.Then decide if these same politicians deserve the vote from the people of Illinois.
I, as 1 Illinois resident am very embarrassed by the way these idiots have continued voting to keep the same politicians in office year after year that have ruined the reputation of Illinois. The voters of Illinois have succeeded in making Illinois the 4'th most corrupt state in the nation and I believe the politicians are working on making Illinois number 1 for corruptness, and that is no track record to be proud of.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm not, at least not yet, because I want to see what the other states do before I decide. But, HOORAY, Oklahoma!
"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think this is amazing you were first to highlight this to me for some reason it never made UK news. There are still brave Americans it would appear the very types of people that drove the British elite out and formed the nation.
- 5 years ago
Doesn't matter where you go you will always run into that one jerk out there. But Oklahoma City is a nice place and don't worry, they are not racist.
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- T-BoneLv 71 decade ago
To answer your question;
I hope Oklahoma is only the first of many states to suceed from the Union. America needs another civil war to rid itself of socialism.
- bmovies60Lv 71 decade ago
I want to get a shot at Ado Annie :-)
And have my own surrey with the fringe on top.
- BrianLv 71 decade ago
Not me but I would love to. New York would never have the guts to pass such a resolution..
- David_the_GreatLv 71 decade ago
I am moving to Texas because there is no income taxes in the state.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
this is great.there are currently 13 states going the same route.it is needed.pa is hopefully near completion.
- Hmmmmm?Lv 51 decade ago
Ha...a lot of people will be moving out when it turns into a 3rd world country