Oklahoma Senate Passes State Sovereignty Powers Not Granted by Constitution


Written by Larry Greenley   

Wednesday, 04 March 2009 18:15

Oklahoma is still leading the rest of the states in affirming state sovereignty over those powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution as secured by the Tenth Amendment. On February 18 the Oklahoma House passed HJR1003, a bill affirming Oklahoma's Tenth Amendment sovereignty powers, by a vote of 83 to 13. Today the Oklahoma Senate passed its version of the bill, SJR10, by a vote of 25 to 17.

At least 15 other states have already introduced resolutions similar to Oklahoma's HJR1003 and SJR10 resolutions, including Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Pennsylvania and several other states are also considering such resolutions.

Click here to conveniently email your state legislators in support of Tenth Amendment resolutions similar to Oklahoma's. You'll be supplied with a blank message to your state legislators. Just use the information and links in this article to learn whether your state has already introduced a Tenth Amendment resolution or whether you need to urge your state reps to go ahead and introduce such a resolution. Armed with this knowledge, you can compose an appropriate email to send.

In another piece of good news, the Oklahoma Senate also passed by a resounding vote of 45 to 0 a resolution (SJR11) to rescind all of its previous calls to Congress to convene a constitutional convention (con-con). Click here to read a review of which states have also rescinded their con-con calls over the past 10-20 years. The more states that rescind their con-con calls the less chance that a dangerous con-con will ever be called.