Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Oh, Those Oklahoma Extremist Terrorists

HCR 1028, which, if passed, would be sent to Democratic President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress, would not jeopardize federal funds but would tell Congress to "get back into their proper constitutional role.” The resolution states the federal government should "cease and desist” mandates that are beyond the scope of its powers…Key said many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says powers not delegated to the U.S. government "are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”…House bypasses governor’s veto to claim Oklahoma’s sovereignty, Michael McNutt, News OK, 6/6/2009

Not everybody is lying back and enjoying it. The resolution’s author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City, fought off one gubernatorial veto to lead the measure to another victory in the Oklahoma House. Next is the Senate, which passed it better than 3-1 before. It would be fascinating indeed if the biggest change in government was for the states to reassert powers granted by the Constitution. Actions have consequences is a lesson as yet lost on the one-party government in Washington. Watch, read, get involved, see.


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