North Dakota House Passes HR59 for State Sovereignty

On April 7, 2009, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 59 (HR59) “affirming North Dakota’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and to demand the federal government halt its practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates on the states for purposes not enumerated in the Constitution of the United States.”

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Illinois and the Powers not Delegated

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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West Virginia Sovereignty Resolution

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federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.”

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