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This Could Be Interesting

If they can get this passed, it might shake things up in the states rights arena:

This week the Oklahoma House of Representatives Rules Committee voted unanimously to support House Joint Resolution 1003 authored by state Rep. Charles Key. Key’s proposal should now be headed to the floor of the House where I look forward to supporting it.

HJR 1003 seeks to reassert Oklahoma’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and according to the resolution’s language, serves as “Notice and Demand to the federal government, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.

The 10th Amendment states: “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.”

Of course it will end up in court if passed, but I would love to see it upheld and it lead to more 10th amendment exceptions leading toward a reestablishment of more states rights.

Read the rest of the article – Rep. Jason Murphey makes a good case concerning levels of influence and representation. His point about those with money driving national politics is well taken.

~McQ

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6 Responses to This Could Be Interesting

  • One of the posts at the American Conservate Party blog  brought this up.  See http://www.americanconservativeparty.org/?q=node/1215.  Georgia also passed one, http://www.americanconservativeparty.org/?q=node/1230.  Gee, is the 10th Amendment getting the attention the 2nd has started getting?  I don’t look for the government dependent states such as NY or CA to try this.  There may be consequences from the SCOTUS as was  the case with Wyoming concerning the 55 mph speed limit.

  • I have seen this before – the comments section on the post on the Fight in Kansas is blank for comments and the access to comment.  Anyway, the dang budget increased in Kansas 48% in 4 years; this in flyover country.  Are we doomed?

  • I would very much like to see more states take an interest in the 10th amendment.  Might lead to some real competition in how states are governed.  Would you rather live in a capitalist state or a socialist state?  Could be interesting.

  • Come on now, Texas.  Are you going to let Oklahoma of all places assert their sovereignty before you?  The Lone Star State?  You boys gonna be whupped by a bunch of Sooners fans?

  • For those federal laws/regulations where OK takes money in exchange, OK has no fight. But for those federal laws/regulations where OK does not take money in exchange and the law/regulation does not have a interstate commerce component, then I’d think the Fed Cir would uphold it. Of course, almost everything is interstate commerce, despite US v. Lopez.

  • Didn’t New Hampshire pass a similar bill recently?