Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=88218
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    Saturday, February 07, 2009
    WorldNetDaily Exclusive
    Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty
    Obama's $1 trillion deficit-spending 'stimulus plan' seen as last straw
    Posted: February 06, 2009
    11:50 pm Eastern
    By Jerome R. Corsi
    WorldNetDaily

    Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon
    NEW YORK – 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.
    (Story continues below)
    "Congress is completely out of line spending trillions of dollars over the last 10 years putting the nation into a debt crisis like we've never seen before," Brogdon said, arguing that the Obama stimulus plan is the last straw taxing state patience in the brewing sovereignty dispute.
    "This particular 111th Congress is the biggest bunch of over-reachers and underachievers we've ever had in Congress," he said.
    "A sixth-grader should realize you can't borrow money to pay off your debt, and that is the Obama administration's answer for a stimulus package," he added.
    The Ninth Amendment reads, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
    The Tenth Amendment specifically provides, "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."
    Brogdon, the lead sponsor of the Oklahoma state senate version of the sovereignty bill, has been a strong opponent of extending the plan to build a four-football-fields-wide Trans-Texas Corridor parallel to Interstate-35 to Oklahoma, as WND reported.
    Rollback federal authority
    The various sovereignty measures moving through state legislatures are designed to reassert state authority through a rollback of federal authority under the powers enumerated in the Constitution, with the states assuming the governance of the non-enumerated powers, as required by the Tenth Amendment.
    The state sovereignty measures, aimed largely at the perceived fiscal irresponsibility of Congress in the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have gained momentum with the $1 trillion deficit-spending economic stimulus package the Obama administration is currently pushing through Congress.
    Particularly disturbing to many state legislators are the increasing number of "unfunded mandates" that have proliferated in social welfare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, in which bills passed by Congress dictate policy to the states without providing funding.
    In addition, the various state resolutions include discussion of a wide range of policy areas, including the regulation of firearms sales (Montana) and the demand to issue drivers licenses with technology to embed personal information under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the Real ID Act (Michigan).
    Hawaii's measure calls for a new state constitutional convention to return self-governance, a complaint that traces back to the days it was a U.S. territory, prior to achieving statehood in 1959.
    "We are trying to send a message to the federal government that the states are trying to reclaim their sovereignty," Republican Rep. Matt Shea, the lead sponsor of Washington's sovereignty resolution told WND.
    "State sovereignty has been eroded in so many areas, it's hard to know where to start," he said. "There are a ton of federal mandates imposed on states, for instance, on education spending and welfare spending."
    Shea said the Obama administration's economic stimulus package moving through Congress is a "perfect example."
    "In the state of Washington, we have increased state spending 33 percent in the last three years and hired 6,000 new state employees, often using federal mandates as an excuse to grow state government," he said. "We need to return government back down to the people, to keep government as close to the local people as possible."
    Shea is a private attorney who serves with the Alliance Defense Fund, a nationwide network of about 1,000 attorneys who work pro-bono. As a counter to the ACLU, the alliance seeks to protect and defend religious liberty, the sanctity of life and traditional family values.
    Republican state Rep. Judy Burges, the primary sponsor of the sovereignty resolution in the Arizona House, told WND the federal government "has been trouncing on our constitutional rights."
    "The real turning point for me was the Real ID act, which involved both a violation of the Fourth Amendments rights against the illegal searches and seizures and the Tenth Amendment," she said.
    Burges told WND she is concerned that the overreaching of federal powers could lead to new legislation aimed at confiscating weapons from citizens or encoding ammunition.
    "The Real ID Act was so broadly written that we are afraid that it involves the potential for "mission-creep," that could easily involve confiscation of firearms and violations of the Second Amendment," she said.
    Burges said she has been surprised at the number of e-mails she has received in support of the sovereignty measure.
    "We are a sovereign state in Arizona, not a branch



     
  2. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    well it's a step in the right direction. Now we'll see if the ball keeps rolling or stops and deflates.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
     
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Am I dreaming[bedtime]? Was that Jamie Lee Curtis that just walked by:flash:?"Osteofundus yaboez abundus"that's latin for "wow..."[loco]:oops::D:flash:
     
  4. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    It's about @#^ing time. [beat]

    OGM
     
  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This was in an Alan Korwin newsletter today.




    2- State Sovereignty Bills

    The lamestream media told you:
    Nothing.

    The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
    In a dramatic break from the status quo, seven states of the Union have officially declared their intention to enforce the Constitution against the central government, and reestablish sovereignty and federalism which has been curtailed by federal forces and Congress:

    ARIZONA
    "The House and Senate concurring:
    1. That the State of Arizona 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.
    2. That this Resolution serves 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..."
    Read it all-- http://tinyurl.com/bkhxt7

    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    "A Resolution affirming States' rights based on Jeffersonian principles... all acts of Congress of the United States which do abridge the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, are not law, but are altogether void, and of no force...
    "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... 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... IV. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition..."
    Read it all -- http://tinyurl.com/alyvjz

    The lamestream media has maintained an eerie silence on the entire issue, and could not be reached for comment. In other news, their circulation continues to plummet. The L.A. Times continued with its quarterly firings of staff, and the N.Y. Times is rumored to be on the brink of bankruptcy, shored up by a rumored infusion of cash from a wealthy Mexican financier and the proposed sale of its assets, including the Boston Red Sox. http://tinyurl.com/8dhz5b

    FLASH: In breaking news, five other states have joined what appears to be a growing national movement to castrate the federal government's ongoing usurpation of powers:

    MONTANA
    "Sec. 4. A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and that remains within the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration..."
    Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/d2l5hu

    MICHIGAN
    "We hereby affirm Michigan's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government..."
    Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/agfc7o

    MISSOURI
    "The Missouri House of Representatives strongly opposes the federal Freedom of Choice Act because: (1) It seeks to circumvent the states' general legislative authority as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution..."
    Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/crolkc

    WASHINGTON
    "...and, That this serve as a notice and demand to the federal government to maintain the balance of powers where the Constitution of the United States established it and to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
    Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/bl92fa

    OKLAHOMA
    "Notice and demand to the federal government... to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers."
    Read it all: http://tinyurl.com/dy7lwq

    YOUR state isn't on this list? Then it's time to ACT, at last. Call your local gun-rights group, or legislators, and demand a state-protection act this year! The more states that do, the more pressure we can legitimately bring to halt federal erosion of our rights. Do it before gun-ban laws reach the floor of Congress, like, before tomorrow.

    I had added, but the legislative aides who do the drafting removed:
    "Any person, or any person with a government agency under that person's control, attempting to enforce a federal law, regulation, policy or precedent against residents of Arizona, in contravention of, in conflict with, or infringing upon this act, shall be fined, not to exceed $100,000, and imprisoned for not more than five years, per occurrence."
    Background on what the sovereignty movement means: http://www.fontcraft.com/rod/?p=849
     
  6. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Subject: Oklahoma HJR 1003 Claiming Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to be heard Wednesday, February 11, 2009!

    Calls and emails needed ASAP

    The next meeting of the Rules Committee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives will be Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm in Room 412-C at the Capitol.

    Among the several bills to be heard is OK Representative Charles Key’s HJR 1003, which claims state’s rights under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    The 10th Amendment states:
    “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.”

    Oklahoma HJR 1003 declares, in part:
    “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 all compulsory federal legislation which directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.”

    Oklahoma is looked to as a leader in state’s rights and it is important that this bill pass both the House and the Senate in 2009.
    Please call and email Rules Committee Chairman Representative Gus Blackwell and the other committee members to let them know you support HJR 1003 and to respectfully ask them to move this bill to the floor to be heard and considered by the whole House.

    House Rules Committee Contact information:

    Blackwell, Gus (Chair) gusblackwell@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7384

    Jackson, Mike (Vice Chair) mikejackson@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7317

    Dorman, Joe joedorman@okhouse.gov D (405) 557-7305

    Jones, Tad tadjones@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7380

    Key, Charles charles.key@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7354

    Liebmann, Guy guyliebmann@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7357

    Morrissette, Richard richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov D (405) 557-7404

    Sanders, Mike mike.sanders@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7407

    Shoemake, Jerry jerryshoemake@okhouse.gov D (405) 557-7373

    Thompson, Mike mikethompson@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7403

    Trebilcock, John johntrebilcock@okhouse.gov R (405) 557-7362

    Williams, Cory T. cory.williams@okhouse.gov D (405) 557-7411

    We thank you for your prompt action on this important topic.

    source: OK-Safe Action alert
    http://ok-safe.com/Website/Default.aspx?id=5&pageid=46

    posted: http://r3publican.wordpress.com
     
  7. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    HJR 1003 PASSED OUT OF COMMITEE UNANIMOUSLY!

    House Rules Committee Gets Standing Ovation!

    Oklahoma HJR 1003 Claiming Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment was heard Wednesday, February 11, 2009 and passed out of Committee unanimously.

    Call legislatores and thank them for their support.

    The Rules Committee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives met late in the afternoon Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in Room 412-C at the Capitol, after being delayed by action on the House floor.

    Both Room 412-C and the overflow room next door were filled to capacity with citizens anxious to support Representative Charles Key's bill HJR 1003, known as the 10th Amendment bill.

    The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:
    "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."

    Oklahoma HJR 1003 declares, in part:
    "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 all compulsory federal legislation which directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed."

    The 12-member Rules committee, after some discussion, passed HJR 1003 12-0. The overflow room burst into applause and gave the legislators a standing ovation.

    Oklahoma is looked to as a leader in state's rights. Moving HJR 1003 out of committee is the first step in keeping this legislation alive.

    Continued support for both HJR 1003 and the Senate version, SJR 10 by Senator Randy Brogdon, will be crucial as these bills work their way through the legislative process.
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    HOT DAMN!! Maybe the message will get across nationwide. I've always had a problem with unfunded mandates, this will be the first step to doing away with the pseudo pork.
     
  9. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Seems they tried it last year and it didn't get out of commitee. So it is doing better this year. It reminds me of the anti-New World Order bill that passed in the early 90's. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2031217/posts

    http://survivalmonkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9953&highlight=oklahoma+city

    http://survivalmonkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5853&highlight=murrah+building

    The OKC Bomb Song​

    Now it'll go down in history as a terrible day​

    When those Oklahoma bombs blew that building away
    A hundred and sixty nine people died
    While the media lashed out and the government lied
    Seems the press and the FBI they stirred it all up

    They blamed it on Iraqis in a brown pick up truck
    But before they were through with their agenda that night
    They were blamin' anybody who might lean to the right
    They blamed those far right wild eyed anti-federal activist
    Those mean extreme right winged domestic terrorist
    Those hate filled ill willed demoned white supremacists
    That’s the enemy

    But it sounds kinda' strange to me
    As they whipped up the witch hunt for a second John Doe
    I heard President Clinton blastin' talk radio
    Seems he wants me to turn in anybody I meet
    Who might listen to Chuck Harder as they drive down the street
    'Cause they're a far right wild eyed anti-federal activist

    A genuine borderline Neo Nazi Racialist
    A Mossad Jihad Christian Fundamentalist
    That's the enemy
    So extreme!
    Which means it could be you or me
    Now there's so may questions that just won't go away

    Like why the ATF didn't show for work on that day
    When asked by a lady why they didn't show up
    They said "If I were you ma'am I'd keep my mouth shut!"
    And blame those far right wild eyed anti-federal activists
    Those paranoid Sigmund Freud schizoid isolationist
    We like scape goats Christian Fundamentalists
    They're the enemy
    Now if you're still a member of the NRA

    Then you best be very careful of the words that you say
    You still can call your M-14 a hunting gun
    But don't ever call a federal cop a Jack-Booted Thug
    If you're a far right wild eyed anti-federal activist
    A mean extreme right winged domestic terrorist
    A hate filled ill willed demon white supremacist
    A Mossad Jihad Christian Fundamentalist
    A genuine borderline neo-nazi racialist
    A brain washed camouflage crazy Christian Patriot
    A paranoid Sigmund Freud schizoid isolationist
    A homophobe Xenophobe rabid Anti-semetist
    Anti this....
    Written by Carl Klang
    http://www.klang.com/

     
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    New Hampshire is on board!


    APFN
    New Hampshire talks Civil War against feds!
    Wed Feb 11, 2009 09:49
    72.201.43.207
    New Hampshire talks Civil War against feds!

    The New Hampshire state legislature took an unbelievably bold step today by introducing a resolution to declare certain actions by the federal government to completely totally void and warning that certain future acts will be viewed as a "breach of peace" with the states themselves that risks "nullifying the Constitution."
    http://www.againstthegrain.info/

    This act by New Hampshire is a clear warning to the federal government that they could face being stripped of their power by the States (presumably through civil war!

    The remarkable document outlines with perfect clarity, some basics long forgotten. For instance, it reminds Congress "That the Constitution of the United States, having delegated to Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations, slavery, and no other crimes whatsoever;. . . . . therefore all acts of Congress which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution are altogether void, and of no force;"

    Federal gun crime laws? Void. Federal drug crime laws? Void. The gazzillion other federal criminal laws that deal with anything other than the specific enumerated crimes? ALL VOID.

    One would think that if any lawyer anywhere in the entire country was worth his salt, all federal criminal trials would have ended years ago. This seems to prove that most lawyers are dullards.

    New Hampshire deals a complete death blow to the pending federal hate crimes legislation by pointing out "That, therefore, all acts of Congress of the United States which do abridge the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, are not law, but are altogether void, and of no force; . . . . ."

    Later in the Resolution, New Hampshire makes clear what the feds are now risking if they proceed further: The removal of all powers from the federal government by the States!

    Quoting directly from the Resolution: "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. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

    III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

    IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

    V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

    VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and

    That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually."

    Read the full New Hampshire Resolution directly from the State Government Web Site, Here
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Missing the rest ???????????
     
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    It was omitted from the original article. But I found this.

    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html

    Wow… it will be interesting to see how this turns out… it's about time people started stepping up and speaking out. As people have pointed out in comments, all of these (except for HI) are explicit restatements of what has always been in place, but not necessarily enforced, as detailed by the 10th Amendment. HI is actually aiming for total sovereignty as it is claimed that HI was never really a state of the U.S. to begin with. However, I believe the intent of these bills is to let the federal government know that the states' sovereignty will not be overwritten… say in case certain gun ban laws get passed… or other "War Time / Martial Law" type plans come into play. Check them out:

    AZ: http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/1r/bills/hcr2024p.htm

    AL: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    AK: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    AR: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    CA: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/93-94/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_44_bill_940829_chaptered

    CO: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    GA: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/1995_96/leg/fulltext/sr308.htm

    HI: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/07-1372.htm

    ID: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    IN: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    KS: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    ME: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    MI: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(21...-2010/Journal/House/pdf/2009-HJ-01-22-002.pdf

    MO: http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/HR212.HTM

    MT: http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billhtml/HB0246.htm

    NH: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html

    NV: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    OK: http://www.ok-safe.com/files/documents/1/HJR1089_int.pdf

    PA: (Still searching for link - not officially posted, but analysts expect it is in the works)
    TX: (not officially declared recently, but is supposedly sovereign since it was never willfully ceded to the States - put on planning list)
    WA: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2009&bill=4009




    More: http://www.mrstep.com/politics/az-wa-mo-nh-ok-claiming-sovereignty/
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    "Quoting directly from the Resolution: "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:"

    That phrase needs explanation, the intent is unclear to me. Merriam-Webster says "nullify" means rendering meaningless.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nullify
    That is not the goal, enforcement is. No point at all to void the Constitution, it is exactly what we want, and teeth installed, not pulled. Nor would I be too happy with NH or any other state to void it's signature/ratification of that document. But am highly in favor of court testing of the constitutionality of some of the rubbish generated in DC.
     
  14. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I didn't mean to hijack Quigs thread here. I just keep getting these alerts and want to pass them on. Anyone in Oklahoma should be supporting these measures.

    Calling all Oklahoma freedom lovers, and gun owners, for
    some action on Tuesday! Read on, and forward to your
    friends. Time is of the essence!

    =========================================================
    THE NEXT STEP FOR STATE SOVEREIGNTY

    As you know, Charles Key's "Tenth Amendment Resolution",
    HJR1003, passed unanimously out of committee in the House
    last week to a standing ovation!

    Now, Senator Randy Brogdon has sponsored its twin bill in
    the Senate, SJR 10.

    * SJR 10 reiterates the 10 Amendment of the U.S.
    Constitution and claims state's rights. The 10th
    Amendment reads: "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." SJR 10 reads in part, "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."

    Randy Brogdon has also sponsored the bill SJR 11,
    rescinding the standing call for a Constitutional
    Convention. A ConCon could be a devastating blow to
    liberty in America since the whole Bill of Rights would be
    up for modification or repeal.

    Your job, if you should choose to accept it, is to show up
    on this Tuesday at the committee that is hearing these
    bills, and provide visible support for these bills!

    Time: At or before 9:00 AM sharp
    Date: Tuesday, February 17th
    Place: Oklahoma Capitol Building, Room 419-C

    Also, if you are in the district of one of the committee
    members, or if you can't make it, spend some time writing
    emails and making phone calls. The list of Judiciary
    Committee members is here:
    http://www.oksenate.gov/committees/standing/judiciary.htm

    Once you have completed this mission, we have a special
    task for you...

    =========================================================
    TIME FOR GUN OWNERS TO SPEAK UP!

    There are two gun-rights bills that are stuck in the House
    Public Safety committee, and will be killed on Friday if
    they are not brought up for a vote. The first, HB1083 by
    Jason Murphey, would allow veterans of military and law
    enforcement to carry concealed firearms on the property of
    public universities. This bill was created in response to
    the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007. The second, HB1414 by
    Dr. Mike Ritze, would allow anyone to carry a firearm that
    is wholly or partially visible, otherwise known as "open
    carry", without the state requiring registration of the
    guns.

    We have compiled several informative links below that you
    may read at your leisure. Right now, the most important
    thing that you should do happens to be on Tuesday, while at
    the Capitol. The chair of the Public Safety committee is
    Sue Tibbs, who was supported by Gun Owners of America when
    she originally ran for office as a strong pro-gun
    candidate. She needs to be convinced that people want
    these bills to be passed. So while you are at the Capitol,
    get together with your like minded friends who are there to
    support the Tenth Amendment Resolution and pay her a visit
    in support of both gun bills! Her office is 303-A. If she
    isn't there, be sure to leave a message with her secretary
    and let her know how strongly you feel about this issue.

    Also, please email everyone on the Public Safety committee,
    especially if your representative is on this committee (if
    so, they should get a phone call from you!) The committee
    members can be found here:

    http://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/Comm_CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommitteeID=79&SubcommitteeID=0

    And, finally, here are the links we promised:

    Bill Would Allow Open Carry
    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0209/594446.html
    Open Carry In Oklahoma Petition with almost 4000 signatures
    http://www.petitiononline.com/oc4ok/petition.html
    Kaye Beach's blog on Open Carry topics
    http://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/?s=open+carry
     
  15. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Love the meter of those lyrics just reading it .
     
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