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February 26, 2009

Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill

Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon


Oklahoma's House of Representatives is the first legislative body to pass a state sovereignty resolution this year under the terms of the Tenth Amendment.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1003 Feb. 18 by a wide margin, 83 to 13, resolving,

"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."

The language of HJR 1003 further serves notice to the federal government "to cease and desist, effectively immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers."

The sponsor of the resolution, state Rep. Charles Key, told WND the measure was a 'big step toward addressing the biggest problem we have in this country – the federal government violating the supreme law of the land."

"The Constitution either means what it says, or it doesn't mean anything at all," Key said. "The federal government must honor and obey the Constitution, just like the states and this citizens of this country are obligated to do, or our system of government begins to fall apart."

The Ninth Amendment reads,

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment specifically provides,

"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."
Key argued that whenever "we allow the federal government, or any other government entity, to violate the Constitution, we destroy the Constitution one piece at a time."
"We have gone so far down that path that the Constitution is hanging by a thread right now," he said.

Last year, the same resolution introduced by Key passed the Oklahoma House, but the floor leader in the Senate, Democrat Sen. Charles Lassiter, used his authority to block consideration of the measure on the Senate floor.

But state Sen. Randy Brogdon has sponsored comparable legislation, and he told WND the "chances are excellent" it "will be passed in the Senate this session."
Brogdon said his bill, SJR 10, has made it out of committee and will be heard on the Senate floor in the next couple of weeks. The lawmaker said he will double-track HJR 1003 to increase the chances one of the sovereignty resolutions gets to the Senate floor.
"We going to work Rep. Charles Key's bill through the committee," Brogdon said, "and our goal in the Senate is to use HCR 1003 as the final bill."

Wild Thing's comment.........

I am thrilled another State has been added to the list. Good for you, Oklahoma

I wish so much Florida would do this. I have been emailing about this ever since we all found out about it.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at February 26, 2009 03:55 AM


At one time in this nation it was God, State, and Country. State came before country because the country was made up of individual states. If the state was strong, the country was strong.

Posted by: BobF at February 26, 2009 09:29 AM

Thank God there is some reasoning left in a few states, my state would prefer to align itself with some Red China or Communist Russian sister city than be a viable asset to the union.

Anybody, I'll trade my McDermott, Cantwell and Murray for Murtha then we can get some real pork here. Alas, for the want of some representation. Sigh!!!

Posted by: Jack - American-American at February 26, 2009 11:37 AM

Thank you Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a very conservative and independent state. I hope their state sovereignty legislation makes it through the state senate and becomes law. Oklahoma is grand and although they often refer to my state of Texas as "Baja Oklahoma", I respect Oklahoma in every way.

If all the red states will pass this sovereignty legislation we may actually begin to curtail the Feds violation of The Constitution. If not, then maybe the seccession of red states will wake up the assholes in DC and we can get back to the Founding Fathers concept of a Constitutional Republic.

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Posted by: TomR at February 26, 2009 11:41 AM

I surely hope Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (i.e. The King of Texas) share the same sentiment as the Folks in Oklahoma. We Texans need to remind the feds that We gave the United States the privelige of being part of Texas, it would behoove them not to abuse it. The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is often referred to as "King" because of the influence the he has over both legeslative and executive processes, he's the most powerful man in the Texas State Government, even more powerful than The Governor.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at February 26, 2009 11:59 AM

Hey Jack, you can also have my Feinstein & Boxer, our 2 lesbian loving commies.

Posted by: cuchieddie-25th ID Vet at February 26, 2009 12:04 PM

BobF., thak you so much, I never knew that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 26, 2009 02:55 PM

Jack, thanks for the link, wow!

We have a rino here in Florida, our Gov. he is Charliei Crist and he thinks Obama is wonderful. waaaaa

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 26, 2009 02:58 PM

Tom, your right about the Red States too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 26, 2009 03:00 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, you are sooooooooo lucky to have Gov. Perry. He is awesome. I heard him on the radio this morning. I wish we had someone like Perry.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 26, 2009 03:01 PM

We need another 13-16 states to do as well. One loner is not going to convince anybody that the 10 th Amendment is for real. We need a lot more people to stand up. I was sort of hoping South carolina would be the first, just for old time sake, but oaklahoma is fine too.

Posted by: Mark at February 26, 2009 07:29 PM

I'd like to take 'em off your hands cuchieddie 'cept I can't tell where one ends and the other starts, I know which end is which on an earthworm but these have the same fixtures on each end. They are like Cnidaria, all ass and no mouth or is it all mouth and no ass??? Both serving the same function. They'd fit right in with the Queen Gregoire though.

Posted by: Jack at February 26, 2009 08:00 PM