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CORRECTION: Tennessee introduces legislation to affirm state’s rights under 10th Amendment

19 February, 2009
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Correction and thank you to PlanetPrisoner:   This bill has not even been introduced yet. Your info is incorrect. Several TN legislators are supporting it and it probably will get passed, but it is not even been introduced.

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0104

GOTO the link above to track it. Over 30 states are introducing such Bills to be passed.
Your link in the original article is a link simply to the text of the bill.
Please, correct your blog. ..and keep up the good work, we ALL must speak out.


When I followed the original link, I discovered the story was no longer available.

I apologize for having  passed on incorrect information.

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This is just the bill itself, NOT BEEN PASSED

[I just saw this posted at Defend Our Freedoms: the state of Tennessee has just passed the following resolution which I am printing here.  Read and Rejoice. And then as your state legislature to join Tennessee.]

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HJR0108.pdf

HJR0108
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 108
By Lynn
A RESOLUTION to affirm Tennessee’s sovereignty under the
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States and to demand the federal
government halt its practice of assuming powers
and of imposing mandates upon the states for
purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of
the United States.
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 more; and
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 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal
government; and
WHEREAS, many powers assumed by the federal government and 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 states; and
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; now, therefore,

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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED
SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE
CONCURRING, that we hereby affirm Tennessee’s 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. We also demand the federal
government to halt and reverse its practice of assuming powers and of imposing mandates
upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a committee of conference and correspondence be
appointed by the Speaker of the House and of the Senate, which shall have as its charge to
communicate the preceding resolution to the legislatures of the several states, to assure them
that this State continues in the same esteem of their friendship and to call for a joint working
group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government and
to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to
the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker and
the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of Tennessee’s
Congressional delegation.

H/T to Kat for showing me that this link is necessary:   Wikipedia: 10th Amendment to the Constitution

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. kat in your hat permalink
    19 February, 2009 21:15

    Hello catsden, this is interesting. So, there want to protect against “abuses of authority by the federal government and to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.” Sounds good to me.

    I don’t know much about states’ rights, so I looked up the history on wiki: States’ rights. I need to read more.

    Thanks.

  2. kat in your hat permalink
    19 February, 2009 21:15

    oops, here’s link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States'_rights

  3. 25 February, 2009 21:15

    http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0104
    This bill has not even been introduced yet. Your info is incorrect. Several TN legislators are supporting it and it probably will get passed, but it is not even been introduced. GOTO the link above to track it. Over 30 states are introducing such Bills to be passed.
    Your link in the original article is a link simply to the text of the bill.
    Please, correct your blog. ..and keep up the good work, we ALL must speak out.

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