I love being a Texan. Here’s one reason why. Texans are the first – but not the last, to be sure – to get fed up with our intrusive federal government.
“AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry 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.
“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,” Gov. Perry said. “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.”
Perry continued: “Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas.””
You go, Rick. More here, along with bracing video.
This is no small deal. The federal government has been pretending that the 10th Amendment doesn’t exist for almost a hundred years now – basically, since the end of the civil war. If governors start taking this to court, “The United States” could well become, “These United States” again – as they were pre-Lincoln – which would be nothing but good news. America was designed to be a federation of states, not a unitarian state. The US is just too big for that (As are Canada and Australia, for that matter).