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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:20 AM
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Texas lawmakers consider telling U.S. to ‘cease and desist’
http://www.freep.com/article/20090423/NEWS15/90423002

Texas lawmakers consider telling U.S. to ‘cease and desist’
APRIL 23, 2009


AUSTIN, Texas — Note to Washington, D.C.: Texas is a sovereign state.

“This state prefers, to the greatest extent possible, to control our own destiny,” said state Rep. Vicki Truitt, one of several legislators cosponsoring a measure to issue a “cease and desist” order to the federal government.

“We prefer that federal government limit the amount of federal mandates it forces upon the people of Texas,” said Truitt, a Republican.

House Concurrent Resolution 50, which claims sovereignty for Texas under the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment, was one of several proposals to go before the House State Affairs Committee late Tuesday.

State Rep. Brandon Creighton filed the bill, saying that more than a dozen states have proposed similar efforts amid concern that the federal government may be overstepping its boundaries.

“From restrictions on gun and ammunition sales, to freedom-of-choice issues, to the Real ID Act, the federal government is passing laws that limit a state’s ability to govern itself,” Creighton has said. “Texas simply wants to send the message that we want to govern ourselves and decide for ourselves how our money is to be spent.”

Under this resolution, the 81st Legislature “hereby claim(s) sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:21 AM
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1. Tell them to legalize prostitution then go get laid.
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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:21 AM
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2. Then quit running to the U.S. every time you need money to get you out of a mess
you morons.
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:23 AM
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3. Texas--the home of Bush--should be the LAST to complain. STFU texas!
Just about everything that is going wrong in America is because of texas. Go to h*ll you MFing losers!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:23 AM
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4. Does that mean you'll no longer seek federal help in redistricting your state...
...ala "No More Tom DeLays," or use federal agencies to track your political opponents, ala "Homeland Security finds Texas Democrats?"

Wow, Texas, I hardly recognize you!
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:29 AM
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5. OK, you got it, BUT don't ask for the Border Patrol to help you out
with all those illegal mmigrants crossing your border, or any federal help when one of your banks goes belly up, or ATF assistance with your next David Karesh, or Fed matchng funds to help buy that next firetruck, or matching funds to build that next highway. You want to be on your own, knock yourself out!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:33 AM
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6. Then I guess we should remove our American military bases, as well as
Edited on Thu Apr-23-09 11:35 AM by myrna minx
Johnson Space Center. :shrug: I'm sure there are plenty of other states who would love the prestige and funding.

My heart goes our to our Texan Duers. Hey, I'm from the land of Michelle Bachmann. :grouphug:
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 11:35 AM
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7. Hey, you know how to get Dems to kill filibuster... Expel the TX Senators - BYE!
Edited on Thu Apr-23-09 11:35 AM by Ioo
Hey this may be a blessing. I am from Texas... see ya!

They also have a MESS of Reps too.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 12:00 PM
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8. see what happens when the UNITED States elects a Black Man as President
all the things that the good State Rep is complaining about were initiated and discussed during the Bush years...and strangely there is no indignant cries about Federal interference then.

Oh, the difference an election can make.

Apparently some people in Texas have a problem with being identified as an American or have a problem with the concept of democratic/legislative winners and losers.

Where are the mature, tough, and reasonable Texas State Republican representatives?
Apparently taking their sissy ass bat and ball and running home to lock their doors to pout is the Republitex Version of respectful disagreement in a democracy because Republiskanks in Texas can't handle losing elections.
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