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The Federal government is a creation of the several States and the States are not an agent of the Federal government.

 

 

The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions, the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.

Article. I. -Section. 8. (Federal rights (powers) conveyed to the Federal Government by the ratifying States)

 

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

 

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

 

 

US Constitution - Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

 

US Constitution - Amendment X

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.

 

Article III. - Section. 2.

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;-- between a State and Citizens of another State,--between Citizens of different States,--between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed. 

 

US Constitution Amendment XI - Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified February 7, 1795.

Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
  
        STATES SUE OVER 
      OBAMACARE CLAIM
  
     STATE SOVEREIGNTY 


   March 23, 2010
In The News  

States Rights Obamacare Lawsuit


NATURE OF THE ACTION

1. On
March 23, 2010, a new universal healthcare regime, titled the “Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act,” H.R. 3590 (the Act), was signed into law by the President. The Act, which exceeds 2,400 pages, is available is http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3590pp.txt.pdf  (accessed March 23, 2010).

2. The Act represents an unprecedented encroachment on the liberty of
individuals living in the Plaintiffs’ respective states, by mandating that all citizens and legal residents of the United States have qualifying healthcare coverage or pay a tax

penalty. The Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to mandate, either directly or under threat of penalty, that all citizens and legal residents have qualifying healthcare coverage. By imposing such a mandate, the Act exceeds the powers of the United States under Article I of the Constitution and violates the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.

 
       SUPREME COURT    STATE SOVEREIGNTY 


   February 20, 2010
In The News  

(f ) Finally, and most conclusively in these cases, the Court’s jurisprudence
makes clear that the Federal Government may not compel the States to enact or administer a federal regulatory program. See, e. g., New York, supra, at 188.

What we have said makes it clear enough that the central
obligation imposed upon CLEOs by the interim provisions of the Brady Act—the obligation to “make a reasonable effort to ascertain within 5 business days whether receipt or possession [of a handgun] would be in violation of the law, including research in whatever State and local recordkeeping systems are available and in a national system designated by the Attorney General,” 18 U. S. C. § 922(s)(2)—is unconstitutional. Extinguished with it, of course, is the duty implicit in the background-check requirement that the CLEO accept notice of the contents of, and a copy of, the completed Brady Form, which the firearms dealer is required to provide to him, §§ 922(s)(1)(A)(i)(III) and (IV). – Justice Scalia 

 

Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the Government’s authority.
That Amendment provides:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment. If, however, the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to “keep and bear arms,” colorable argument exists that the Federal Government’s regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to the purely intrastate sale or possession of firearms, runs afoul of that Amendment’s protections. – Justice Thomas
 
      OCPA FREEDOM  &
   STATE SOVEREIGNTY 


   February 13, 2010
In The News  

In the end, Keating encouraged legislators to remember that “the public sector consumed wealth while the private sector creates wealth.”
He called for a careful review of “what government does, and whether those things can be done better in the private sector.” He argued it is time to enhance , not erode, the role of states as laboratories for experimentation in democratic decision-making, explicitly encouraging a fight or two over the meaning of the Tenth Amendment and its protections for state governments. “we may need to litigate to defend the state of Oklahoma,” Keating said – Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating - November 2009 Speech to State Chamber members
 
  MARBURY V. MADISON
   STATE SOVEREIGNTY 


   September 1, 2009
In The News  
The Marbury v. Madison Mantra - Timothy Baldwin; September 1, 2009

“The arguments against the power of the states to arrest federal tyranny are as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, and they are as philosophical in nature as the Declaration of Independence. One of the most commonly used arguments against such a State power is the United States Supreme Court (US S CT) dicta opinion in Marbury v. Madison in 1803, written by Chief Justice John Marshall. Before getting into the misunderstandings and misapplications of that infamous decision, we must first recognize the source and character of Marshall's opinion. As Marshall himself admitted that the US is to be a country of "laws, not men," we must establish that Marshall's opinion does not equate to the "supreme law of the land" which the states and individuals are bound to obey. If our submission only requires that the US S CT speak, then we do not live as freemen, but as slaves.”

 

  THE CONSTITUTION  &
 AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY 


   August 24, 2009
In The News  
The Constitution and American Sovereignty  - Jeremy Rabkin; George Mason University 

Would we
be far wrong,” President Lincoln asked in a special message to Congress in 1861, “if we defined [sovereignty] as a political community without a political superior?” Maybe that’s not exhaustive, but it comes on good authority. And notice that for Lincoln, sovereignty is a political or legal concept. It’s not about power. Lincoln didn’t say that the sovereign is the one with the most troops. He was making a point about rightful authority.- Jeremy Rabkin; George Mason University 
 
 
      35 STATES ASSERT 
       10TH AMENDMENT


   May 13, 2009
In The News  
Charles Key joins Huckabee to discuss the 10th Amendment Sovereignty for Oklahoma.
Key also addresses REAL ID.
To learn more about 10th Amendment sovereignty and to stay up to date on the states, Please visit
http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/
 
Thirty Five State Legislatures Consider 10th Amendment Resolutions   

Current State Resolutions

Alabama

HJR298

Alaska

HR9

Arizona

HCR2024

Arkansas

HCR1011

Georgia

HR280

Indiana

SC37

Iowa

SCR1

Idaho

HJM4

Illinois

SR181

Kansas

SCR1609

Kentucky

HCR168

Louisiana

SCR2

Michigan

HCR4

Minnesota

HF997

Mississippi

SCR630

Missouri

HCR13

Montana

HB246

Nevada

AJR15

New Hampshire

HCR6

New Mexico

HJR27

North Carolina

H849

North Dakota

HCR3063

Ohio

HCR11

Oklahoma

HJR1003

Oregon

HJM17

Pennsylvania

HR95

South Carolina

H3509

South Dakota

HCR1013

Tennessee

HJR108

Texas

HCR50

Virginia

HR61

Washington

HJM4009

West Virginia

HCR49

Wisconsin

SR6

   OKLAHOMA  HJR1004 
  TO RESCIND CON-CON


   May 12, 2009
In The News  

Thank you!  Oklahoma HJR 1004 rescinding Oklahoma's calls for a Federal Constitutional Convention was signed by Governor Henry May 12, 2009.

List of Oklahoma Legislation calling for U.S. Constitutional Amendment or a Constitutional Convention

 
      TEXAS ASSERTS 
   10TH AMENDMENT


   April 10, 2009
In The News  
4/9/2009 - AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  
      RANDY BRIGHT 
            ARTICLE


   March 1, 2009
In The News  
Read the U.S. Constitution - Randy Bright; Tulsan Beacon 02/26/2009
 

“No principle was emphasized more vigorously during the Constitutional Convention than the necessity of limiting the authority of the federal government.  Not only was this to be done by carefully defining the powers delegated to the government, but the Founders were determined to bind down its administrators with legal chains codified in the Constitution.”

The early draft of the Constitution did not contain adequate safeguards protecting the states from being dominated by the federal government.  The Ninth and Tenth Amendments were passed in order to provide those safeguards.
 
The Ninth Amendment says, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
 
The Tenth Amendment says, “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.”
 

The Founders were well aware, having lived under a tyrannical government with centralized power, that it would be very easy for the federal government to dominate the states. - Randy Bright; Tulsan Beacon 02/26/2009 

 
        WND - STATES 
    TO ASSERT RIGHTS


   February 5, 2009
In The News  
Lawmakers in 20 States Move to Reclaim Sovereignty – Jerome Corsi; February 6, 2009
 

As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.

So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

"What we are trying to do is to get the U.S. Congress out of the state's business," Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon told WND. – Jerome Corsi; February 6, 2009

 
   OKLAHOMA HJR1003
    TO ASSERT RIGHTS


   February 5, 2009
In The News  

HJR1003 Claiming Sovereingty under Tenth Amendment

 

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.

                
 NEW HAMPSHIRE HCR6
    TO ASSERT RIGHTS


   February 5, 2009
In The News  
 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles.
     
That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:
 
I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.
II. ....... 
 
   
In The News  

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