It’s already in your home. When will you act?

Again I say bravo to Oklahoma politicians for pushing back against our “federal government” usurpers.  Walter Williams wrote a very good related piece, and I’ve seen many others that, to one degree or another, correctly describe the constitutional breach evident in just about everything the various levels of government do to us each day.

But the problem with almost everything I’ve read on the topic of ungoverned government, is that too much emphasis is placed upon politicians and their wicked ways, and far too little blame is directed at the real troublemakers.

There’s only one class of humanity that causes all the abuse of power, corruption, theft and death that’s stinking and growing all around us, and it ain’t politicians.

Politicians do exactly what they can get away with – no more and certainly no less.  We get exactly the oppression, slavery, genocide and war we can stand.  In the USA, there’s nobody more accountable for all the sins of our nation than …voters.

It’s entirely our fault.  If not you personally, then at least your neighbors are entirely to blame.  And, to be more direct, unless you’re reaching into your personal wallet, time and energy to correct our lawless lawmakers and their proliferating anarchy, then you’re to blame just as much as is anybody else.

Are you doing what you can to restore liberty and justice?

If not, how much more time do you think you’ve got before it gets a whole lot harder to do?

Oklahoma shows the way?

You know, maybe there’s hope.

After a “federal” judge ruled against Oklahoma’s tough new immigration laws, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1089 (with a vote of 92-3!). 

It’s one of the very, very few acts of legislation anywhere these days that I’d approve – and I do so heartily.  So here’s the whole thing:

 

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 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 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 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, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AND THE SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:

THAT the 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 powers.

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 state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.

51-2-9466 SD 12/31/07

 

I’ll be doggoned.  There are people who, at least when their own power is usurped, get it.  They actually want to govern government.  At least in the writing of this resolution, they’re pushing back against the central government and reasserting federalism.  They’re asking the feds to get outta their face and back onto their side of the fence.

 

Bravo.

Let’s do that here.