Following the lead of Texas and Montana, the Oklahoma State Legislature, over road, the governor’s veto and passed a resolution claiming the state’s sovereignty.
The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate.
“We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City.
“I think our governor is out of step.”
Almost on cue, Oklahoma House Democrats opposed the measure.
House Democrats objected, saying the issue already had been taken up and had been vetoed, but House Speaker Pro Tempore Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, ruled the veto is not final action.
Key said he expects HCR 1028 will pass in the Senate. HJR 1003 earlier passed the House 83-18 and won approval in the Senate 29-18.
If the resolution passes the state senate, which it is likely to do, it will be sent to President Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress. Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City said:
many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says powers not delegated to the U.S. government “are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution lists about 20 duties required of the U.S. government, he said.
Congress should not be providing bailouts to financial institutions and automakers, he said.
“We give all this money to all these different entities, including automakers, and now they’re talking about, ‘Well maybe it’s better to let them go bankrupt,’” Key said. “Well, maybe we should have let them go bankrupt before we gave them the money.”
Perhaps other states will follow the lead and help stop or reverse the federal government’s never-ending encroachment on state and individual rights.
God help us!