Writes Matt Hawes: House Joint Resolution 1003, Oklahoma State Rep. Charles Key’s resolution affirming Oklahoma’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment, passed unanimously in committee yesterday!Â It should be scheduled for a floor hearing soon. A number of state legislators have introduced similiar resolutions in their states, and it is good to see some progress being…Details
by Rich Hand
As usual, Walter Williams hits the nail on the head. This article references a referendum introduced in the state legislature of Oklahoma to put the Federal government on notice that it has over stepped its bounds based on the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The founders would have never been able to get the constitution passed by the states if they could foresee the current actions of the federal government.Details
by Walter E. Williams
One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees.
A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence.
Oklahomans are trying to recover some of their lost state sovereignty by House Joint Resolution 1089, introduced by State Rep. Charles Key.Details
Regular readers of this site recognize that the 10th amendment is forgotten (or ignored) in US government far more often then it’s invoked.
That’s why the Tenth Amendment Center applauds the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, who recently declared “sovereignty” under the principles of the 10th.Details