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Secession movement spreads well beyond Texas
AUSTIN — As head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, Daniel
of Nederland believes it’s time for the Lone Star State to
bond with the United States and return to the days when Texas was an
Posted on June 15, 2008 by Lance
"Independence. In our lifetime," Miller’s organization
proclaims on its Web site.
by angry contempt for Washington, secession movements have sprouted up
in perhaps more than a dozen states in recent years. In Vermont,
retired economics professor Thomas Naylor leads the Second Vermont
Republic, a self-styled citizens network dedicated to extracting the
sparsely populated New England state from "the American Empire."
on the other side of the continent, Northwestern separatists envision a
"Republic of Cascadia" carved out of Oregon, Washington and the
Canadian province of British Columbia.
While most Americans
dismiss the breakaway sentiments, sociologists and political experts
say they are part of a larger anti-Washington wave that is rapidly
spreading across the country.
I commend the state of Oklahoma for having the guts to stand up for the
rights of the sovereign states. I am sure the Federal government is
contemplating striking back.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008) HOUSE
JOINT RESOLUTION 1089 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; 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
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 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents
of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, many federal mandates are
directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States; 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
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.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE
SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:
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
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
legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the
Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.
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