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Affirming that the State of Texas 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, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. Read & Follow the Bill
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(Travis County) February 25, 2011, 10:55 am report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House Select Committee on State Sovereignty (2/18/11)
( County) February 11, 2011, 7:30 am Thumbs Up report abuse
I'm really excited about Chairman Creighton's new committee.
(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 8:02 am Thumbs Up report abuse
Concerned Citizen
(Tarrant County) February 9, 2011, 7:39 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Seems like we are doing whatever we can to keep needed resources and money out of our state.
(Bastrop County) January 20, 2011, 9:50 am Thumbs Up report abuse
@billy_bob. Of course it doesn't have teeth. It's a resolution, not a binding law. Meant simply to express the will of the Lege. That being said, it's good to enumerate such feelings and expectations when such oppressive edicts are being doled out by D.C.
(Denton County) January 19, 2011, 2:30 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
@TaxPayer, What about all of the time that was wasted last session with all of the chubbing? This bill is NOT a waste of time.
(Travis County) January 18, 2011, 4:51 am Thumbs Down report abuse
I don't see this as anything more than posturing, wasting time and money. Wait, I just changed my mind as I see the beauty of a bill that wastes the leg's time. Time wasted is time not passing bills that are negative for the people ( oh darn, or positive either)
(Harris County) January 17, 2011, 9:19 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Brett is right. This bill sounds good to inexperienced citizens, but has no teeth, will likely be viewed as academic by the feds, and won't even slow them down. Restating the Constitution seems like a waste of time, which many in DC probably have not read, but enough to get someone's attention and put them on formal notice. It may call out the W.H. and create a new forum for challenge and debate, which could be a step in the right direction. Let's hope we don't stop here.
(Van Zandt County) January 17, 2011, 7:12 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
S E C E S S I O N !!!!!!!!!
(Bexar County) January 17, 2011, 11:15 am Thumbs Up report abuse
Yes this is just a resolution, no teeth; however, it is a bit more than simple "lip service". I believe it is imperative that we send DC a clear message, "We Texans will not be dictated to by an overbearing federal government, nor will we allow other states or the entitlement class to influence how we operate in our state." If we do not send this messag, or if DC refuses to hear us, perhaps then it will be time to visit article 1 section 2 of our state constitution.
(Harris County) January 16, 2011, 7:31 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Rep. Creighton did a great job with this bill last session. Look forward to the floor debate on this one.
(Dallas County) January 16, 2011, 7:04 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
A big thumbs up! I've never understood how any member of the Legislature could be against a bill that affirms the Constitution after they take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of our state and country. It's a no brainer.
(Collin County) January 15, 2011, 2:26 pm report abuse
For an example of a good Law see HB 297 which says that ObamaCare is Unconstitutional and provides criminal penalties for any Federal or State agent that tries to force ObamaCare on any Texan.
(Collin County) January 15, 2011, 2:24 pm report abuse
This resolution is OK but we need the Texas Legislature to pass a LAW or a Constitutional Amendment that declares multiple Federal Acts Unconstitutional and Null and Void in Texas like ObamaCare, CO2 Globull Warming Cap and Tax schemes, Federal Gun Control laws, etc. NOW is NOT the time for Resolutions, NOW is the time for LAWs or Constitutional Amendments in Texas. Don't go soft when even Ronald Reagan Conservative Speaker Joe Straus says the House must ACT on your constituents demands.
(Travis County) January 15, 2011, 12:21 am Thumbs Up report abuse
Happy to see Our government stand up against the Federals.
(Travis County) January 14, 2011, 9:00 am Thumbs Up report abuse
Well this is the new version of the bill Resolution that died in the Senate last time, Perry got big time behind it (here is the press conference)
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