Texas Buys Into ‘Sovereignty’ Movement
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. That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union. Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas.
This has its roots in a bit of paranoia from State Sen. Randy Brogdon (R-Okla.), an Oklahoma legislator who claimed that national ID card standards violated the Tenth Amendment. There was a shaky case there, but the argument that states are having their sovereignty violated by taking strings-attached stimulus money is much shakier, not to say sort of crazy. But if Perry wants to play this out, he really should start rejecting all federal aid, encouraging Texans to stop paying federal income taxes, and prove once and for all that he is not a puppet of the Bilderberg Group.