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."Here is the full text of the resolution.
"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of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed."