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Oklahoma declares Sovereignty!
Digg.com, various ^ | 3.13.2008 | NA

Posted on 06/14/2008 5:07:59 PM PDT by prisoner6

STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008) HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1089 By: Key AS INTRODUCED A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution. 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; and WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States. 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. THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker

of the House and the President of the Senate of each state's legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; sovereignty; statesrights; tenthamendment
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Ok...I did a search and couldn't find this here. I can't believe it hasn't been posted so maybe search is down or "oklahoma" doesn't bring the correct result.

In any case somebody help me out here. It appears this went down in March, but I haven't heard a thing about it. Maybe I've had my face screwed into a sewer drain?

Here are a couple of other links..as far as I can tell it looks like a real deal but may be more show than go.

Oklahoma PDF

OK vote

prisoner6

1 posted on 06/14/2008 5:08:00 PM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6

One down, 57 to go! (hat tip to BHO)


2 posted on 06/14/2008 5:09:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: prisoner6

Alaska should do this and start pumping oil from ANWR next week. Tell the Feds and the EnviroMarxists to piss off.


3 posted on 06/14/2008 5:11:58 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: prisoner6

If true...BRAVO!!


4 posted on 06/14/2008 5:11:58 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Barry to kiss my A**!)
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To: prisoner6

I want some of that!

Hopefully, this will start a trend. There are several areas where the Federal Government has completly failed.

Securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, protecting us from attack from terrorists, keeping our Armed Forces ready, supplied, and funded.

I’m sure Oklahoma feels justified. I just wish the border states would follow. And that includes my home state Texas.

Just my two cents.


5 posted on 06/14/2008 5:13:31 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant has fallen and it can't get up.)
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To: Jack Black; Travis McGee; archy; Lurker; hiredhand

Well now .....


6 posted on 06/14/2008 5:14:17 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: prisoner6

Now isn’t THIS something??? I’m PRAYING this is true!!!!


7 posted on 06/14/2008 5:14:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Typical Whitey Gramma just like Obamies!)
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To: prisoner6

As a native Texan, and if this is true, I salute you OKLAHOMA!


8 posted on 06/14/2008 5:15:34 PM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: prisoner6

Heck, I may move to Oklahoma. I’m one state up and stuck with Sebelius as Governor.


9 posted on 06/14/2008 5:18:03 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you sir have the quote of the year

.....my congratulations to you..

My mama thanks you, my daddy thanks you, my brother thanks you, my sister thanks you and God is proud of you


10 posted on 06/14/2008 5:18:03 PM PDT by advertising guy ( you can type stuff in here.........)
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To: prisoner6

It has apparently gotten hung up in the Senate Rules Committee:

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html


11 posted on 06/14/2008 5:28:58 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: prisoner6

If this is true, it almost looks like Oklahoma just declared war on uncle sham.


12 posted on 06/14/2008 5:30:32 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: prisoner6
A very interesting prospect. At the founding of this nation, states held effectively more power than the federal government. But, almost from the beginning, the struggle for power between the federal government and states for-shadowed the loss to the states we now have today.

Jefferson and others knew it would inevitably occur and the states would play second fiddle to the federal government. It will take much education and another great awakening before Americans reclaim their country. This, while encouraging will likely not happen in my lifetime but it is my hope it does before it is too late.

13 posted on 06/14/2008 5:35:08 PM PDT by Born In America (Will vote only for the NON-CLIMATE CHANGE CANDIDATE, irrespective of party affiliation....)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Didn’t we already go through this oh about 150 years or so ago?


14 posted on 06/14/2008 5:38:27 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Mmogamer

Yes, but States’ Rights lost.


15 posted on 06/14/2008 5:40:27 PM PDT by Doohickey (SSN: One ship, one crew, one screw.)
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To: Mmogamer

Indeed we did, seems I remember something about a war being fought over states rights.

This time I fear it won’t be nearly as civilized.


16 posted on 06/14/2008 5:48:39 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: prisoner6

This country needs the states to do this. Start telling the federal government to get stuffed. Maybe I should pile the guns into the car and move to OK.


17 posted on 06/14/2008 5:52:40 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (Fools get what they deserve in the end. You are responsible for the government that enslaves you.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I wish you would run for Governor of Alaska.

I like the way you think.


18 posted on 06/14/2008 5:53:36 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If the Republican party wants to survive, it must return to its conservative foundations)
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To: prisoner6

Everybody now....

Oh, what a beautiful Mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day....


19 posted on 06/14/2008 5:57:13 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Mmogamer

If you’re referring to the Civil War, no. The 10th amendment has never been repealed, only violated.


20 posted on 06/14/2008 5:58:07 PM PDT by OKSooner
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