Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Forgetting what the "S" stands for

William Warren at Get Liberty comments:
Oftentimes, those high atop the federal monolith forget what the “S” in “U.S.A.” stands for. Or perhaps they regard the letter with flippancy or triviality. Or, even disdain.

Fortunately, many across the “fruited plain” are now standing up to defend what is arguably the most important letter of world’s most important acronym.

As ALG News Bureau has previously reported, a growing number of states are raising their voices to reaffirm their sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. As the crucial—yet rued and ravaged—amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Governor Rick Perry of Texas made news Tuesday when he signed HCR 50 affirming states rights:
The Lone Star State now has a resolution of its own—reaffirming its 10th Amendment sovereignty over powers not allocated to the federal government. HCR 50 out of the Texas legislature is yet one more resolution adding to the growing chorus of state-led dissidence that is becoming increasingly hard for Big Government advocates in Washington to ignore.

As Texas Governor Rick Perry articulated:

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state. That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”
Mr. Warren ended his article by ominously stating:
Without the States, all that remains is “U.A.”—which could one day stand for “Under Authority.”

1 comment:

Virginia Conservative said...

I'm glad to see that more and more states are standing up for their rights against the increasing encroachment of the federal government. The only question that remains is whether these state bills will actually make a difference and if the legislatures have the courage to stand their ground.