In Alaska, House Joint Resolution 27 is “Awaiting Transmittal to the Governor” as the State Senate passed it on April 19th with a vote of 19-0 (1 absent). The resolution previously passed the State House with a vote of 37-0 (3 absent) – and the revised version passed on the 19th with a vote of 40-0.
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This past Thursday, the Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin was interviewed by Rob Johnson on The Patriot 840AM in Modesto, California. Mr Johnson is a strong supporter of limited government and adherence to the constitution.
There’s a quiet but real movement in the states to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment. CNN’s Bill Tucker reports.
On April 9, 2009, Wisconsin State Senators Leibham, Lazich, Darling, Grothman, Harsdorf and Schultz introduced Senate Resolution 6 (SR6) to claim “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 U.S.Constitution” Read the full text of the resolution [...]
Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of statesâ€™ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
On 04-09-09, the Indiana Senate passed Senate Resolution 42 (SR0042) to claim “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.”
While even sympathetic observers will admit that the current 10th amendment revival is a reaction to the new Democratic president, resolution sponsors are making special efforts to point out the constitutional, not partisan, intention of their efforts. Says Republican Michigan state Rep. Paul Opsommer, â€œSome Democrats feel it is an attack on Obama until I explain I also introduced it last yearâ€¦ This is about the rights of the states and the people, not anything to do with Republicans or Democrats.â€ Primary sponsor of the pending Kentucky state sovereignty resolution, Rep. John Will Stacy, is a Democrat.
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.”
On April 6, 2009, the Alaska House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Joint Resolution 27 (HJR27) which “claims sovereignty for the state 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”
On April 1, 2009, the Georgia State Senate passed Resolution 632 (SR632) “Affirming states’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles.” The vote was a resounding 43-1, with 12 not voting or excused. Here’s the tally.
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.”