“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. 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.
“…Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas.”
He’d better be carefull. While 33 States so far have either begun considering or have already passed bills or resolutions affirming the proper role of the fedgov as limited by the 10th Amendment, who knows what the fedgov may do? Lincoln set the bar when he called out federal troops to disband the Maryland legislature and arrest Maryland legislators for not offering resounding support for his intention of going to war with the Southern States. And the DHS has issued a “report” that, among other things,
“…defines ‘rightwing extremism in the United States’ as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.”
Hmm, seems like the Texas legislature (as well as the legislatures of the 32 other States that have either passed or are considering passing legislation affirming limits on fedgov power, as per the 10th Amendment) would qualify as “right wing extremist groups” under the new report from DHS.