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Texas Sovereignty Concurrent Resolution Filed
Texas State Legislature ^ | 2/18/09 | Rep. Creighton

Posted on 02/17/2009 12:52:47 PM PST by erkyl

Joining with the other sovereign state legislation, Texas Rep. Creighton files concurrent resolution which states: WHEREAS, Many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and...{snip}
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{snip}

RESOLVED, 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; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislationor lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed;


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; cwii; federalism; sovereignty; states; statesrights; texas
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Thank you God, that I live in Texas!
1 posted on 02/17/2009 12:52:47 PM PST by erkyl
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To: erkyl

Texas - What America used to be


2 posted on 02/17/2009 12:53:23 PM PST by lormand (...don't blame me, I never vote democRAT)
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To: erkyl

Good news!


3 posted on 02/17/2009 12:53:27 PM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: erkyl
It's about time!
4 posted on 02/17/2009 12:54:06 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: erkyl

Wow. Let’s leave.


5 posted on 02/17/2009 12:55:42 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: erkyl

God bless my native state.


6 posted on 02/17/2009 12:56:31 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: erkyl

Yes, and keeping our money in our state is what we want.


7 posted on 02/17/2009 12:56:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Let’s start with writing to your representative and encourage them to vote in favor of this resolution. We’ll get to secession soon enough. :-)

Heard this morning on Mark Davis that Kay Bailey is going to try to oust Perry for the Rep. governor nom. Should be interesting...


8 posted on 02/17/2009 12:58:03 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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To: MeanWestTexan

>> Let’s leave.

?


9 posted on 02/17/2009 12:58:40 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: txnativegop

“God bless my native state.”

Me, too!


10 posted on 02/17/2009 12:58:51 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: MeanWestTexan; Nervous Tick

Oh, you must mean, “Let’s secede”.

Whew! I thought you meant, “Let’s leave Texas”.


11 posted on 02/17/2009 1:00:14 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: AuntB

I wonder if VA (where I now live) has done the same?


12 posted on 02/17/2009 1:00:44 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Nervous Tick

“Let’s suceed” (or however it’s spelled, which is why I said “leave”)


13 posted on 02/17/2009 1:01:05 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: erkyl

I don’t live in Texas, but I’m thankful that this movement is gaining momentum. The oppressive Federal Government, and in particular the leftist democrats can shove it where the sun don’t shine.


14 posted on 02/17/2009 1:02:22 PM PST by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Let’s succeed, or Let’s secede... either way works for me!


15 posted on 02/17/2009 1:02:45 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: erkyl
In response to increasing federal encroachment, a growing number of states have passed and proposed resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

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This map shows a growing number of states that have passed and propose resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.  
The Tenth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights and was ratified on December 15, 1791. It states the Constitution’s principle of Federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people. It is based on an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation: “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”

On this resource page, you will find links to the various bills and proposed bills by the states, articles covering this important topic, and related videos.

Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering such measures.

States' Rights and Sovereignity: Bills Passed and Proposed

For details on the particular bills and resolutions introduced by the above states, check out the following:

Washington

New Hampshire

Arizona

Montana

Michigan

Missouri

Oklahoma

California

Georgia

16 posted on 02/17/2009 1:04:45 PM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: erkyl

Just sent Tan Parker a note asking that he sign on as a co-sponsor.


17 posted on 02/17/2009 1:05:55 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: erkyl

Good thing the ALAMO was in Texas. In San Francisco it might have had different results!!!!!


18 posted on 02/17/2009 1:06:09 PM PST by buffyt (RAMOS & CAMPEAN O U T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALELUJAH)
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To: erkyl
"Thank you God, that I live in Texas!"

Amen!

19 posted on 02/17/2009 1:06:32 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: erkyl

I agree thank-God for Texas; but you all are about to be invaded from the south as a civil war seems to be breaking out across the border.


20 posted on 02/17/2009 1:08:56 PM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: Nervous Tick
Let’s succeed, or Let’s secede... either way works for me!

Both are right!

Texans, write your congress person in the Texas House and ask them to support this Resolution. Here's the link where you can find who your Rep is and write to them.

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

This might be our only chance to stop this insanity! I just wrote to mine. Only takes a minute. It's HCR 50 written by Creighton. Here's what I wrote:

We live in historic times which calls for historic action. I applaud Rep. Creighton for introducing this piece of legislation to the Texas House, and would ask you to support it with your vote. As the Federal government continues to erode our freedoms and liberties everyday with the promise of more and more Federal intervention and the resulting encroachment and restrictions on states rights, I implore you to join with fellow House members in support of this legislation. Many other states are considering the same action and I would ask that Texas lead the charge.

21 posted on 02/17/2009 1:08:58 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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To: freekitty

Doesn’t TX have soem unique republic features that could allow it to leave this increasingly corrupt union now run by Baby Mugabe-Chavez?

Texas has plenty of oil, nat gas and electricity generation. Is their produce type farming? Texas could be it’s own self sufficient country.

The Federal govt and court system is totally corrupt.


22 posted on 02/17/2009 1:10:05 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: erkyl

I need to move back to Texas. Got any places without the doggone tarantulas, though?


23 posted on 02/17/2009 1:12:09 PM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: BGHater

Nothing in Florida yet. How pathetic. GOP-RINO House and Senate in the state and they are clueless.

How pathetic plus slimy RINO Charlie Crist helped get Juan McCain the nomination.


24 posted on 02/17/2009 1:12:27 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: BGHater

The Californicators are on board?

Find that one hard to believe!!


25 posted on 02/17/2009 1:13:20 PM PST by djf
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To: Sister_T; erkyl

Never mind! I see Georgia is doing the same thing. I’ll go there.


26 posted on 02/17/2009 1:13:38 PM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: Frantzie

That’s right. We are a republic.


27 posted on 02/17/2009 1:13:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: erkyl

This is like a slow moving snowball - until it reaches critical mass. Then it’s all over.

Things to do after secession:
1. Close the borders. Intruders shot on sight.
2. Raise the army for what comes next.
3. Kick their a$$.
4. Ain’t life wonderful.


28 posted on 02/17/2009 1:14:01 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: erkyl

I have always loved Texas!


29 posted on 02/17/2009 1:15:40 PM PST by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: erkyl

South Carolina has done this too. I’m thinking of moving back there to my home state. Hopefully this resolution will spread to other states who love America.


30 posted on 02/17/2009 1:16:39 PM PST by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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To: erkyl

DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) – A new report from Moody’s Economy.com and Fiserve Lending Solutions predicts when Texas home price declines will bottom out and what the peak-to-bottom price drop will look like.

Most major Texas cities went into the home market downturn later than many throughout the country and will level off ahead of the U.S. average, according to the report’s analysts.

Houston has one of the smallest expected home price declines in the country at 0.2 percent. Analysts expect the city’s home price decline to bottom out in third quarter 2009.

Austin’s peak to bottom home price is expected to fall by 1.3 percent, hitting bottom in fourth quarter 2009.

Dallas–Fort Worth’s price decline will come to 1.1 percent and bottom out in third quarter 2009.

The report predicts San Antonio will experience the largest decrease in the state with a 1.6 percent decline, but it will bottom out in first quarter 2010.

The overall U.S. market could see a price drop of 36.2 percent and bottom out in the fourth quarter of this year.


31 posted on 02/17/2009 1:18:06 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: BGHater

Got a link/source for your post?

I’d like to forward it around my email group.


32 posted on 02/17/2009 1:18:36 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: erkyl
Thank you God, that I live in Texas!

I'll second that!


33 posted on 02/17/2009 1:18:36 PM PST by Kyle Reese
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To: txnativegop

There’s a list somewhere on FR that I saw this morning. 22 states, IIRC, moving in that direction.


34 posted on 02/17/2009 1:19:22 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Sister_T

I can honestly say that in the 22 years I’ve lived in Texas, I’ve never seen a tarantula (at least not one outside a glass box or cage).


35 posted on 02/17/2009 1:20:01 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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To: AuntB

thx I’ll try to find them


36 posted on 02/17/2009 1:20:11 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: erkyl

A very silver lining around a very dark cloud.


37 posted on 02/17/2009 1:20:45 PM PST by TADSLOS
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To: NTHockey

Once a new free republic is established, ya have to keep out the liberals.

There has to be an immigration/worldview test. Can’t have people moving in and messing it up or we’ll be right back where we are today.

It’ll be easy to get rid of the sheep libs, those who want to be taken care of at others’ expense - simply stop all government “charity”.


38 posted on 02/17/2009 1:21:37 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB
Sorry. It's on a far "right wing extremest conspiracy site". :(

If you want it, just ping me private.

39 posted on 02/17/2009 1:22:14 PM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: TruthFactor

“I’m thankful that this movement is gaining momentum.”

It looks like something is really happening. Not like all that, “I’m moving to France if Bush wins” junk. I live in Oklahoma and we’re doing the same thing.


40 posted on 02/17/2009 1:23:43 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: BGHater

I have “websense” here as well -

“block - lifestyles and activism” or some such is usually what I get.

That’s OK... I can send a direct link to your post.


41 posted on 02/17/2009 1:23:56 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: AuntB
There’s a list somewhere on FR that I saw this morning. 22 states, IIRC, moving in that direction.

I have always thought that Texas entered the Union with a stipulation that it could divide itself into five states. I really don't know if that is true, but that could change the power structure in the Senate in one swoop.

42 posted on 02/17/2009 1:25:40 PM PST by itsahoot (We will have world government. Whether by conquest or consent. Looks like that question is answered)
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To: Frantzie

We WERE a Republic until annexation and statehood in 1845.

Yes, Frantzie, there were two provisions included in the annexation agreement of 1845: that Texas kept its public lands and that Texas reserved the right to break into five separate states.

Many scholars argue that secession during the Civil War and readmission nullified the first annexation agreement. I, personally, don’t know.

I do recall that during the Arab oil embargo and gas rationing in 1973, there was talk of separate states to increase our voice in Congress.

Wouldn’t that be interesting — 10 Senators from Texas?


43 posted on 02/17/2009 1:27:15 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: MeanWestTexan
Wow. Let’s leave.

We could only pray to God for this to happen. I'd put up wire and make sure that nobody from Cali, New York or any other liberal sh#t hole moves here for 20 years.

44 posted on 02/17/2009 1:27:38 PM PST by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: erkyl

Does this have a chance at passing?


45 posted on 02/17/2009 1:28:22 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: itsahoot

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/texan03.asp

Ordinance of the Convention of Texas, July 4, 1845


46 posted on 02/17/2009 1:29:17 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Frantzie
Is their produce type farming?
You bet! We've got lots of stuff here!
Texas Department of Agriculture
The fact that Texas, the country's second-largest farm state...
Snip...TDA certifies a host of Texas grown crops including grains (wheat, corn, and rice); beans (soybeans, mungbeans, pintos, and many other peas and beans); sesame; fruits (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, citrus, peaches, plums, apples, melons); nuts (pecans, peanuts); vegetables; herbs; aloe vera; mushrooms, sprouts, and wildflower and grass seeds.
In 2003, TDA implemented certification for production and processing of livestock including beef, pork, poultry and dairy. Livestock standards can also be applied to exotic game and aquaculture.

Texas Fruit Growers Association
lists almost 30 grown in the State.

47 posted on 02/17/2009 1:29:40 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: erman

Test ‘em at the border,
don’t let any libs in.


48 posted on 02/17/2009 1:30:17 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Sister_T

Come to Oklahoma, it’s just like Texas but without MOST of the Texans. We do have more than our share of Texans here. Half kidding, they’re better than Californicators any day.


49 posted on 02/17/2009 1:31:38 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: erkyl
"Thank you God, that I live in Texas!"

Secession?

50 posted on 02/17/2009 1:33:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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