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patriot45
07-16-2008, 10:51 AM
Finally, states want thier rights back from the feds! Well one state.


Walter Williams (http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/WalterEWilliams/2008/07/16/oklahoma_rebellion)



One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees. A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more property described as wars of independence.

Oklahomans are trying to recover some of their lost state sovereignty by House Joint Resolution 1089, introduced by State Rep. Charles Key.

The resolution's language, in part, reads: "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. 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 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."

Key's resolution passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a 92 to 3 vote, but it reached a bottleneck in the Senate where it languished until adjournment. However, Key plans to reintroduce the measure when the legislature reconvenes.

continued (http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/WalterEWilliams/2008/07/16/oklahoma_rebellion)

ConJinx
07-16-2008, 11:23 AM
Have you looked into how many states have a Succession movement, last I checked it was like 20. Kind of telling, when it comes to those that believe in the Constitution, and the lack of faith in the Fed.

linda22003
07-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Have you looked into how many states have a Succession movement, last I checked it was like 20. Kind of telling, when it comes to those that believe in the Constitution, and the lack of faith in the Fed.

What's a succession movement? :confused:

patriot45
07-16-2008, 12:18 PM
What's a succession movement? :confused:

Ha ha, you know what he meant.

Can you understand this paragraph?


Aoccdrnig to rseerach at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

ConJinx
07-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Verrry funny. My left hand isn't working correctly. The blown disc in my neck is starting to wreak havoc on the rest of my body, and the narcotics for pain are f#$%ing with my mind.

Rebel Yell
07-16-2008, 12:28 PM
It's about damned time!!!!:mad: