LIBERTY FILE NEWS ALERT
Friday, February 20, 2009 Indiana State Senator Greg Walker (District 41) is reported to have filed some form of what has recently come to be referred to as a "Sovereignty Resolution" whereby a state reasserts its rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constition and reminds the Federal Government of its constitutionally limited powers.
Although details are still pending a posting of the bill it is believed to be Senate Concurrent Resolution 37 (2009-2010) and that Senator Dennis Kruse (District 14) and popular Senator Mike Delph (District 29) might also be working with or supporting Sen. Walker's effort.
As many as twenty states are believed to have had similar resolutions introduced in 2009 including Arizona, New Hampshire (HCR 6) and Oklahoma. Oklahoma's resolution passed out of their House 83 to 13 this week and should be headed to their State Senate where a similar measure got hung up last year. The overwhelming 83 to 13 vote should send a clear message that state legislators from both major parties are growing tired of Federal authorities and elected officials overstepping clearly outlined constitutional guidelines and often with unfunded or underfunded mandates.
Constituents of the Indiana Senators, and other activists including Indiana Libertarians like former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Horning (Freedom, IN) and 7th District congressional candidate Sean Shepard (Indianapolis), have supported the idea. Mr. Horning, in fact, wrote a similar resolution many years back but was unable to find anyone who would introduce it at that time.