View Full Version : Texas Gov. Back Resolution Affirming Sovereignty

04-14-2009, 10:44 AM
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

SOURCE (http://www.drudgereport.com/flashtx.htm)

04-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Go Texas!!!

Rebel Yell
04-14-2009, 10:56 AM
Hopefully, more states will fall in line.

04-14-2009, 11:59 AM
Don't mess with us Texans!!!!!:D

04-14-2009, 12:04 PM
There's one in the pipeline for Indiana. We're doing everything possible to see that it passes. Go Mitch!!

04-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Louisiana will probably propose this type of legislation in the upcoming session.

04-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Theoretically, how is this going to work?

I mean, right now, it's all been non-binding posturing and declarations. Which can be effective in letting Washington know which way with wind is blowing, however, should the Federal Government not steer a new course?? Then what?

Can any single state currently sustain itself? (I know CA can't).

Are these state legislates just trying to gain some momentum into the mid-terms? I haven't really looked at how many senate seats are open/ or how many house seats are vulnerable. (all of them technically)