Governor Rick Perry leads effort in support of states rights

The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is pretty clear.  It says that:  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.

In today's era of gargantuan budgets and equally huge bail-out bills for just about every major industry in America, a backlash is beginning to occur all around America.  Governor Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, is wholeheartedly supporting the efforts of a Texas state legislator, Brandon Creighton, to get his House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) passed in support of the rights of states under the United States Constitution's 10th Amendment. 

Governor Perry said regarding the bloated federal bureaucracy in Washington D.C.:  "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." 

In today's "The Washington Times," Eric Odom, an organizer of today's "Tax Day Tea Party" against big government and federal taxation and big bail-out legislation coming out of the United States Congress, is quoted as saying about the Department of Homeland Security's new report on "right-wing terrorism" in America:  "  (this) is a government funded and fueled attack on federalism (states rights.)"   He goes on to say:  "So the federal government needs to keep an eye on me, because I am protesting their actions?  That doesn't sit right."  

The first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, said it best:  "Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt."  Hamilton's president, George Washington, said:  "Avoid occasions of expense ... and avoid likewise the accumulation of debt not only by shunning occasions of expense but by vigorous exertions to discharge the debts, not throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear."   

The Creighton Resolution in Texas affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government.  It would behoove every state in the Union to pass similar resolutions to put pressure on the law (breakers) in the United States Congress and to force them to heed the great advice of our country's founders such as Washington and Hamilton. 

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