Oklahoma Leads Way in 10th Amendment MovementSubmitted by christopher X on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 02:20
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 16:34
The Oklahoma House of Representatives on February 18 became the first state legislative body this year to pass a resolution affirming its "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." This resolution, HJR1003, was passed by the very lopsided margin of 83 to 13.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has already approved SJR10, the Senate version of the resolution, for a vote by the full Senate. Since the committee designated the resolution “Do Pass,” chances for passage appear good.
Since similar resolutions affirming state sovereignty over those powers not granted to the federal government as stated in the Tenth Amendment have been introduced in the legislatures of at least 14 states, we can expect passage of these resolutions in many more states this year. Already this Tenth Amendment Movement is beginning to rival the Repeal Real ID Movement in number of states involved; however, it has built up its momentum over a much shorter time period and therefore has the potential to continue growing at a rapid rate and begin turning back the Big Government tide that has eroded personal freedom in our nation for nearly a century.