On March 31, 2009 Illinois State Senator Bill Brady introduced Senate Resolution 181 (SR0181), which “Urges the President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, and the legislative leaders of each State’s legislature in the United States to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of their constitutionally delegated power.”
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In Michigan, State Senator Patterson, along with Senators Richardville, Brown, Cropsey and Sanborn, submitted SCR004 on 03/03/09. The goal of the resolution is to “affirm Michigan’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not enumerated and granted to the federal government.”
Eleven delegates of the West Virginia legislature introduced House Concurrent Resolution 49 on 03-27-09 “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federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.” Read [...]
To ensure that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government could still be exercised by the states, the Tenth Amendment was enacted.
The status of “state sovereignty” resolutions are largely up in the air, with a few passed, some moving through committee, and some voted down.
In North Carolina, State Reps Cleveland, Justice, and Blackwood have filed H849 “supporting the state’s right to claim sovereignty over certain powers under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” Here’s the full text:
I’d be delighted if there were a level of government willing to stand in the way of the expansion of federal power. That of course assumes that people still believed in constitutional principles.
On March16, 2009, a number of Nevada State Assemblymen introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 15 (AJR15) to claim sovereignty for the State of Nevada under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here’s the full text:
by Anthony Gregory, LewRockwell.com The following is based on a talk given at the Free State Projectâ€™s Liberty Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Friday, March 6, 2009. The Tenth Amendment says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States [...]
Legislators in Ohio have introduced House Concurrent Resolution 11, “To claim sovereignty over certain powers pursuant to the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to serve notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and to insist that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. “