reply to post by Witness2008
Why is it that so many people are trying to link a reaffirmation of sovereignty over the powers not delegated to the Federal government by the
Constitution, per the 10th Amendment, as call for secession?
I'll go ahead and answer that question myself. I have to assume that it is because they have not read HCR 50, and are therefore unqualified to make
such serious accusations.
Read the amendments made to it before it was passed by the Texas House:
"WHEREAS, Each Member of the Legislature feels great pride in being
citizens of the United States of America, which includes the rights of citizens to petition their government for redress of grievances; and,
WHEREAS, All Texans have benefited from this State s’ participation in the
unique experience in democracy that first began on a field in Lexington,
Massachusetts, and called The United States of America; and
WHEREAS, Countless Texans have served in the Armed Forces of the
United States with the brave sons and daughters of all our sister States to protect our State, our Nation, our Union, and many of them gave the last
full measure of devotion by offering their lives to preserve that Union; and
WHEREAS, Each Member of the Legislature has sworn a solemn oath to
defend our National Union; and
WHEREAS, Each day, millions of Texans assemble in churches, synagogues, schools, arenas, fields, and homes to pledge allegiance to the Flag of
the United States of America and the one nation, indivisible, for which that Flag stands; and".
"RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That
the 81st Legislature of the State of Texas reaffirms the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible National Union and in our one and
indivisible State and the common heritage of both; and, be it further
(5) Strike the last resolving clause and substitute:
RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives is
directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Senators and Representatives of Texas in Congress with the request that this resolution be
officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress of the United States of America; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives is
directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the President of the United States of America, the Vice President of the United States of America, the
Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, and to the governor of each sister State as an expression of the affection of
the people of Texas for our one National and Indivisible Union."
Our problem is not with the Union, but with the federal government.