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Wake Up Call: Texas Gov. Backs Resolution Affirming Sovereignty
Tue Apr 14 2009 08:44:54 ET
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."
And Texas is the state that put up a fight to stop the super highway. I don't think the media even carried that story.
Originally posted by Totakeke
Interesting. It looks like they just have a house resolution; I assume it would have to pass before Texas isn't considered part of the union anymore? Either way, good find; starred and flagged.
[edit on 14-4-2009 by Totakeke]
It's good to hear a politician that actually cares about what this country was founded on, and that actually sees our constitution as something more than a piece of paper
I'm going to email that man and let him know that as an American i applaud his actions.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The Civil War was fought over states' rights and the Confederacy, which was formed by states resisting oppressive tariffs imposed by the federal government, lost the that war.
The civil rights movement was in no small measure a battle for states' rights against the intrusion of the federal government in local affairs regarding race relations. Regardless of how one feels about the outcome of that movement, for all intents and purposes the concept of states' rights was dead.
In my opinion, these resolutions are like closing the door after the horses have galloped off into the sunset.
The remedy is to elect legislators, judges, and executives who hold states' rights in the same esteem that our founders did.
Please ask him why he never took this bold move during the Bush years. Why did he wait till the economy was bad to join the Americans complaining about government.