Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Tenth Amendment Movement Taking Off

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ConstituitonIn less than two months, an exciting new movement has captured the imagination of freedom-minded Americans all across our nation. This movement, often referred to as the “State Sovereignty Movement,” is more properly referred to as the “Tenth Amendment Movement,” because it is not a movement to affirm the absolute freedom and independence of each state, but instead a movement to restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government within the union in accordance with the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.

Resolutions to restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government have already been introduced in at least 14 state legislatures. Most of them are almost identical to the resolution already passed in the Oklahoma House. After a series of “whereas” clauses, nearly all of them contain a key section stating:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE __________ LEGISLATURE: THAT the State of __________ 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.

Besides the 14 states that have already introduced Tenth Amendment resolutions, many more are currently considering introducing such resolutions. The very rapid growth of this Tenth Amendment Movement is being propelled by the very widespread dismay and disgust over the multiple trillion-dollar bailouts, the nationalization of banks and other corporations, the accelerated creation of money out of thin air by the Federal Reserve, and the continued buildup of power within the federal government at the expense of the states and the people.

See also "Okla. Leads Way in 10th Amendment Movement."