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Wake Up Call: Texas Gov. Backs Resolution Affirming Sovereignty

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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www.drudgereport.com

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."
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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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My apologies if this has been posted, I didn't find it but could have missed it.

So is Texas the first state to officially pass this resolution?
I'm somehow not surprised they succeeded. It seems they are the only state that still is for the people. They do continue to elect Ron Paul. 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.

Does this make Texas a TERRORIST STATE?!?!?!

www.drudgereport.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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ANYONE WHO GOES AGAINST THE FEDERAL BANK IS A TERRORIST!!!



I love Texas.

Rick Perry, I wish I wouldve voted him in, he's done some not so notable things, but he speaks my mind, pretty much "washington, go '''' yourself"

I love it, each and every bit. We also have Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Oh yeah, texas has it going on.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:28 PM
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We wouldnt see any of this if people paid attention to Ron Paul and elected him as president. You can thank the booger flicking media for blocking/minimizing his air time during the campaign.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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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.

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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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.


Do you have documentation of Perry's fight to stop the super highway. I had no idea Perry had done anything but support the highway. This was brought up in another thread regarding the resolution.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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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]


Unfortunately, we've been through this once before. Southern states that wanted to continue with slavery sought to leave the United States, something the government said they couldn't do. Once a state, always a state. It ended in a civil war.

If this passes the state Senate and somehow became a law, the Supreme Court of the U.S. would certainly strike it down.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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Perry is just trying increase his political stock. How many times have Perry voiced his opinion about what the federal government been doing to state rights every since he took over as Governor?

The resolution is no more than political grandstanding as well.
Amazing how these folks finally saw it wise enough to take on the government once everything started to go to hell.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:41 PM
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Texas not only retains the right to secede, but it can be divided into separate states within the Republic.

Perry is making a documented effort to notify the Federal government that it was created by the States to serve the States, not the reverse. The "Federal Government" was a creation of the STATES, and remains so. The power of the People of the United States of America remains in the States and their citizens.

We are all citizens of our respective States first, and the U.S. second. I do not tell people I am an American, I tell them "I am a Texan!"

He is planting the seeds of secession I hope.

As Obama weakens the U.S. armed forces, Texas and other states will be more easily able to assert their independence.

We have long held our independence dear. I was born in the "Alamo City" where General Sam Houston is revered. San Antonio alone has the most modern military hopsital and Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. Fort Sam Houston houses the 5th Army and is fully stagged and armed.

We have the Air Force training facility at Lackland A.F.B.and the Air Force flight school at Randolph A.F.B. The T-38, F-22 and F-35 are or will be stationed there in large numbers, not to mention more battle-tested aircraft and support craft.

Medina Base and Camp Bullis are home to Army field combat training facilities and at least one infantry and cavalry division at all times, fully armed. There is an arms depot at Medina as well.

The former Kelly A.F.B. is now an inland "port" and logisitcs center. Southwest Research Institute conducts satellite, communication and medical research for the armed forces.

Brooks School of Aerospace medicine has trained and decontaminated astronauts. It is also a logistics and trade center.

This does not include the facilities surrounding S.A. such as the Hondo flight training facility and the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station just a litttle over an hour away.

And that's just San Antonio. Texas includes Fort Hood with several divisions of infantry and cavalry and armored. There are major military bases and airfields spreaqd across the State. We have the largest, newest and best highway system in the U.S. with Interstates 10 and 35 reaching the length and breadth of the country.

Dell Computer and Texas Instruments. The U.T. Medical system. Ross Perot. Boone Pickens. Hunt Oil and the Hunt family fortunes. The largest oil reserves in the U.S. A 1,000+ mile coast with the 3rd largest port and the largest gas reserves and refinery in the U.S.

Texas has not had a recession. We have more land than every State but 1. We have corn, cotton, cattle and wheat. The largest border with Mexico and an excellent diplomatic relationship. (They buy lots of our guns.)

I think we're ready. I know I am.

jw



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Perry is no lackey to the Feds.

Until January, the President or Vice President for 24 of the last 32 years was Texan.

I think he'd rather be President of the Republic of Texas than a congressman under a Clinton or 2nd Obama administration.

If things are as bad as the ATSers seem to think (just take a look at the last 4 days threads), we'll be independent before we are enslaved, gunless, dead or broke.

Perry has served well in difficult times and has extensive business, legal and political experience. Cornyn is a good statesman but a better Supreme Court Justice (he and the late Barbara Jordan spoke at my UT Law graduation, and I worked for and before him for 15 years), but Hutchison has outlived her usefulness. Gramm will leave Tx. A&M for a political or diplomatic post.

We have no shortage of assets and talent in a State with a large percentage of the country's population and economy.

Perry is just positioning himself and Texas for an opportunity. Being prepared is 99 percent of success.

jw



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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they are not succeeding from the union they claiming state sourvereignty which is different, it means that the goverment will no longer tell them what to do as a state or what state programs they are to implament. the role of goverment is the exact opposite of what it is today the states are to be telling the federal goverment what to do that is the way the constitution is wrote up in the 10th amendment.
This is not somthing that the fed. gov. has to vote on if it passes through the state capital it is rule then the letter of cease and desiss is sent to the judicial branch, legistlated branch and executive branch of gov. and copy delivered by hand to the POTUS.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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If Vermont and some other liberal left states can/could get away with repeated talk and threats of secession, as late as 2007, the very same liberal left should have no qualms at all with what Texas is doing.

Someone send a memo to Team Obama: There will be more to follow.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Well good for the Governor of Texas !!! I applaud his actions ! May many more follow his lead.

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


My son was just texting me that Lou Dobbs was talking about this tonight it seems that the number of states that are now doing this is up to 33. So far it looks like NH & ARK have struck it down, but ID, SD & OK have passed it.

Maybe the tea bags and tea parties are having an impact.

I'm going to email that man and let him know that as an American i applaud his actions. I think that all of us that think Government has gotten too big and out of control should email the politacians that are declaring their state's sovereignity and let them know that we approve of these measures.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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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


Perry wouldn't know the Constitution if it slapped him in the face.


I'm going to email that man and let him know that as an American i applaud his actions.



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.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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The Civil War was fought over states' rights and the Confederacy, which was formed by states resisting oppressive tariffs imposed by the federal government (not slavery, as some wrongly insist), lost 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.

That won't happen, because most people haven't yet put the pieces all together.

[edit on 2009/4/15 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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I will graciously concede that i know nothing of this man or his political past, i'm not from Texas and heaven knows that i must spend a great deal of my time keeping my eyes and ears open to what the corrupt politicians are doing in my state.


However i just listened to what he had to say now, and i liked what i heard. and only time will tell if he really means it. Maybe he was slow on the draw, but it seems as though he is now listening to what the people of his state want, so until it's proven that he doesn't intend to make good on his word i'll take what he says at face value.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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You know a few years ago the prospects of a civil war sounded far fetched and out of reach but with so many states declaring there sovereignty lately I see that idea much more plausible. It gives me a sliver of hope that local governments are telling the Fed to bugger off and to obey the 10th amendment. It's very apparent that most people in Washington see the U.S. Constitution as a "God damned piece of paper" as Bush so eloquently said it.

As more people realize and face the facts that our Federal government has grown into an enormous monster more people will be pushing for the same type of legislation we see in Texas and so many other states. Though I live in California I was born in Texas, I feel a lot of admiration at the moment for the people of Texas that they passed yet another sovereignty bill.

It was only a matter of time that a victim starts to fight back when we are pinned to a wall. Let them have there Fema camps, and there black budgets. I'll be here with my fellow lovers of liberty, true Americans.

What can one person do after all? Well in my small way I've "woken up" friends and family, and the stranger walking down the street, and people I work with. The truth is infectious, you really don't have to work very hard trying to persuade a person when the truth is self evident.

Really we are at an advantage, we have the truth on our side. This is why they are preparing so well. In time there dead's will see the light of day and this is why they loose sleep at night.

April 15th people, a day to protest, the National Tea Party. A little reminder to the Fed that they still work us!



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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:57 AM
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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.


And what about Human rights?



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by jam321

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.


Bush never challenged states' rights.

State obligations: health, abortion, education. Obama has usurped these.

Federal obligations: defense, defense of borders, trade between the states. Obama hass ignored or trashed these.

Got it?



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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Sadly this is what we are taught in public schools, the main reason for the Civil War was for preservation of the Union. Freedom of the slaves and human rights was a secondary reason if you will.



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