STATE OF OKLAHOMA
1st Session of the 52nd Legislature (2009)
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1003 By: Key
AS INTRODUCED A Joint Resolution 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federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”; and
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and
WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, today, in 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, many federal laws are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may not usurp; and
WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 4 says, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government”, and the Ninth Amendment states that ”The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and
WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 52ND OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:
THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims 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.
THAT this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
THAT all compulsory federal legislation which directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.
THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.
In 2003 when we lost a confidence motion on marriage in Canadian Parliament, I predicted that civil war might ensue down the road.
I hope that my prediction was way off base, but at the very least, we are heading towards massive civil unrest, if not total civil disintegration.
You cannot build a civilization on diametrically opposed moralities and religions – and that’s exactly what we are facing.
On one level, it involves two parties: conservatives vs. liberals. On another level: three parties: Christians vs. Secularists vs. Jihadists.
The West is disintegrating at an exponential rate and the new world order is not going to bring, to coin a Canadian phrase, “peace, order, or good government.”
Here’s another frightening example:
Geert Wilders is denied access to Britain by the British government. Wilders was invited by a British parliamentarian to show the film Fitna.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen has expressed his displeasure with his British colleague Miliband. “Whether this is possible, is a decision of the House of Lords, but for another EU country to deny access to a Dutch parliamentarian is very unfortunate,” said Verhagen.
Verhagen made the news known via the Twitter micro blog service. On Twitter one could read that Verhagen had “called Mr. Miliband to express his dissatisfaction with the decision by London to deny Wilders access to the United Kingdom.”
Wilders will go to London anyway
PVV leader Geert Wilders is planning this Thursday to just go to Great Britain. He finds it “unimaginable” that the country refuses him access. “This is a sort of cowardice that exceeds all,” Wilders said Tuesday.
“I think I will go. We will see whether they will arrest me. I still have to think about it, but this is about freedom of expression. I’m actually invited by a Member of Parliament. This is really incredible and disproportionate,” said the Parliamentary member.
Actually, this is a fairly honest assessment of would happen should Fitna be shown at the House of Lords.
It’s just a bit surprising to read an admission in black and white that Her Majesty’s government regards a peaceful citizen of the EU — who is also a member of the Dutch parliament — as more of a threat to British “community harmony” than the millions of seething and violent Muslims that they absentmindedly invited to live in their midst. (Source)