Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alabama becomes 8th state to pass 10th Amendment Resolution

Alabama lawmakers pass historic resolution
Alabama state leaders sent a strong message to Washington, reminding our nation's leaders that the state can secede from The Union if people here don't like what's going on at the capitol.

Not since the civil war has a state tried to leave the union, but after Tuesday's vote on the Alabama State Sovereignty Resolution cleared both state legislative chambers, local lawmakers sent a strong hint they're watching what's going on in the nation's capital and they know their constitutional rights.

Alabama Affirms Sovereignty
Yesterday, the Alabama House voted to approve Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) which “claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” (h/t Jan Lane)

Background / history:

Alabama to Consider Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment
On August 10, 2009, Alabama State Representative Mac Gipson along with 22 other co-sponsors, introduced House Joint Resolution 10 (HJR10). The purpose of the resolution is to “affirm the rights of all states including Alabama, based on the provisions of the ninth and tenth amendments to the United States Constitution.”

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