Governor Henry Vetoes Oklahoma Tenth Amendment Resolution HJR 1003

The Governor of Oklahoma vetoed the Tenth Amendment Resolution.

Gov. Henry vetoes measure accusing U.S. leaders of constitutional crimes
April 24, 2009

http://www.governor.state.ok.us/display_article.php?article_id=1236&article_type=1

(Oklahoma City) Gov. Henry today vetoed a legislative resolution that suggested, among other things, that Oklahoma should return federal tax dollars to Washington, DC and that past and present U.S. leaders had violated the U.S Constitution and committed crimes against the states.

Billed as an expression of support for the 10th Amendment, House Joint Resolution 1003 actually went much further, making a number of allegations without offering explanation or evidence.

“Without question, the state of Oklahoma and its leaders support the U.S. Constitution and the rights it guarantees the states and their citizens, and there is no need to spend valuable legislative time on a resolution expressing support for any particular amendment or constitutional right,” said Gov. Henry in his veto message.

“Furthermore, HJR 1003 also alleges, without offering any evidence or explanation, that past and current U.S. leaders may have violated the Constitution and committed crimes against the states and the country. HJR 1003 also implies that the state should reject federal tax dollars paid to Washington, DC, by Oklahoma citizens, an act that would prevent our tax dollars from being used in Oklahoma to address critical needs in transportation, education, health care, law enforcement, veterans programs and many other vital services beneficial to our state.

“In short, HJR 1003 could be detrimental to Oklahoma and does not serve the state or its citizens in any positive manner.”

Had the governor signed the resolution, it would have been distributed to the President, the U.S. Congress and other federal offices as an official statement from the state of Oklahoma.

In other action, the governor also vetoed HB 1570, legislation that was identical to a bill he vetoed last year. The measure called would have recreated a certificate of merit statute already declared unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Gov. Henry said while he supported and signed into law the original certificate of merit law, it was a waste of time and money to pass a statute that had already been declared unconstitutional.

VETO MESSAGES
HJR 1003
Without question, the state of Oklahoma and its leaders support the U.S. Constitution and the rights it guarantees to the states and their citizens, and there is no need to spend valuable legislative time on a resolution expressing support for any particular amendment or constitutional right. Furthermore, HJR 1003 alleges, without offering any evidence or explanation, that past and current U.S. leaders may have violated the Constitution and committed crimes against the states and the country. HJR 1003 also implies that the state should reject federal tax dollars paid to Washington, DC, by Oklahoma citizens, an act that would prevent our tax dollars from being used in Oklahoma to address critical needs in transportation, education, health care, law enforcement, veterans programs and many other vital services beneficial to our state. In short, HJR 1003 could be detrimental to Oklahoma and does not serve the state or its citizens in any positive manner.

Well, I beg to differ.  HJR 1003 is not an indictment.  It is a simple recognition of the fact that the federal government has grown to be quite effective in bending the states to its will. No one party, person or agency is being singled out for blame. 

 Oklahoma like other states, actually somewhat less, has been lured into compromising positions regarding federal control and this bill is an opportunity to better align our state with the principles that protect us from the whims of DC.

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6 responses to “Governor Henry Vetoes Oklahoma Tenth Amendment Resolution HJR 1003

  1. Irregardless of the allegations, we need to claim the 10th, and re-gain our sovereignty. The “time spent” to write up a bill claiming support for a specific ammendment is very important.
    It is the only way to send a legal and clear message to Federal Government to get out of our business.
    It really doesn’t matter, the HJR passed unanimously in the house, so their 2/3 vote will override his veto.
    Too many people, Brad Henry included, believe that the states are here to serve the Federal. In reality, it is the other way around. As for the allegations, point blank, if they violate the Constitution, then they violate the LAW OF THE LAND, and should be punished accordingly. There is no question, any treasonous act that does not follow in accord with the Constitution should be dealt with swiftly. If the states don’t stand up quick, and make this happen, the people will.

    We are tired of being pushed.
    We will begin t0 push back!

    A revolution is nothing without revolutionaries!

    The NWO is here!
    The NWO is now!

    Only you can prevent global domination!

  2. override requires 2/3 vote in each house. The Senate is 3 votes short.

    Ax

  3. Yes, but Henry only Vetoed HJR1003
    To my knowledge he has yet to get SJR10, the Senate portion. So we will just have to see until then. The House bill can be overriden, once we determine if Henry passes SJR10 or not…

    Nice site by the way! I can’t believe how long I have been involved in this battle, and yet just now found your site today.

  4. True. It isn’t over yet.

    I’m glad you found me! and thanks for the kind words. Do you have a blog? Would love to see it if you do.

    Thanks!
    \Ax

  5. Who voted against JHR 1003?

  6. holy crap this is old, but am just finding out about some laws you have recently passed (couple of years obviously) and was doing some reading from your legislative sessions. Way to go on HB1330 it’s about time. I’m from Texas and it nice to see this from our neighbors. hjr 1003? been preaching on that line for a few years – We the PEOPLE!

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