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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Backs Resolution Tired of Federal Government Trying to "Tell Us How to Run Texas" - Video


Here is video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry lending his "unwavering support" for Texas House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Perry asserts that the 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."

Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

"A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal government's constitutionally designated powers and impede the states' right to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government."

"It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed."
Here is the full text of the resolution.

10 comments:

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

Way to go!

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM  

Left Wing Nut Moron here - Where were the cons when the Bushies were pissing all over the Constitution? Have you seen the outcry from the likes of Olbermann slamming the Obama justice dept wrongheadedness on domestic surveillance. The left has principles - the right has politics (and really crappy bugs up their ass'). The left wants everyone to have a chance at life liberty and the pursuit of happiness - the right wants to exclude folks that are different in some unacceptable way. CONSERVATISM IS A SCOURGE ON SOCIETY. Please evolve.

BrianinMO April 14, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

Left Wing,
You could not be more wrong. Conservatives have principles that do not evolve. We believe in settled truth - right and wrong - that does not change based on the feelings and fads of the moment. The principles in the Constitution should not "evolve" but be applied in every generation as they are stated clearly. It is your side whose only principle seems to be, "If it feels good, do it."

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

BrianMO -

We have hit on the fine pointed crux here. The world has moved on without all y'all. Your principles do not fit in the modern situation. More insidious, you try to legislate the world in black and white. Reality is the world is at least shades of gray if not full of diverse color. Your values don't always match everyone else's. If you're against abortion don't have one. Nobody's gay marriage is gong to destroy your hetro lifestyle. But disallowing a couple's gay marriage CAN damage their lifestyle (at least impede their pursuit of life liberty and happiness). This is crazy - America is sposta be of the people, by the people, for the people (remember the Boston Tea Party - oh yeah.... the cons are all screwed up about that too.)

The Left Wing Troll has ranted again - stop giving me reasons!!!!

BrianinMO April 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Left Wing,
I suppose the attacks on 9-11 were "shades of gray." I suppose the Holocaust was a "shade of gray." You are right, conservatives believe there is such a things as evil. Some things are right and some things are wrong. Everything is not a shade of gray.

As for marriage - every person is free to get married in every state in America. You just have to get married to someone of the opposite sex - because that is what marriage is. Gay people are free to choose their lifestyle, but it is unreasonable to expect the definition of what marriage is to change in order to suit their choice.

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

The WORLD is shades of gray (not 9-11). 9-11 is not the world. The freaks that perpetrated 9-11 engaged in the same type of dangerous 'my way or the highway' logic. Go enjoy some shellfish - have a pork sandwich - really GOD WON'T MIND.


LW

BrianinMO April 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

Left Wing,
I really do respect you for sharing your views. Our discussion shows that we have differing worldviews. Mine begins with a belief in a Creator who has set forth absolute truth, and yours seems to make man the center of the universe who can define for himself or herself what truth is. However, you believe in settled truth as well if you believe it is wrong to kill, steal, etc. If there is no absolute moral truth, then why is wrong to kill? Why is wrong to steal? Who says so? I agree with you that not every issue is black and white. There are some shades of gray. The difference is that you seem to seem almost all gray, and I am guided by the belief that those are exception rather than the rule.

BrianinMO April 14, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

"seem to see" in above post. Sorry for the poor spelling.

Anonymous,  April 15, 2009 at 9:04 AM  

Lefty here - My worldview is very similar - except 'Creator' to me is 'all of creation', or 'mother nature', or science, or reality - call it what you will. The example: "killing - is it wrong?" is a good one. THERE ARE SHADES OF GRAY. Capitol punishment, warfare, self defense, euthenasia, supper. Quoting Ted Nugent, "Before you grill it, you have to kill it."

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