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Friday, February 20, 2009

Liberty File reports Indiana Sovereignty Resolution filed


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.

-- Details will be updated as they become available. --

Link to Indiana Senate Concurrent Resolution List


Anonymous said...

It is time to tell the Federal Government that they have gone too far. I look forward to seeing SCR 0037 being introduced!

The Oracle said...

As an expatriate Hoosier living in Arkansas, I am filled with pride this morning to learn Indiana is joining the ranks of states considering a sovereignty resolution as a bulwark against the insanity in Washington.
Happily, the Arkansas Legislature is also considering such a measure.

Anonymous said...

It is about time we put the checks and balances back in force. Our founding fathers new well the problems with large central governments and wrote our constitution to protect against the tyranny of the federal government. We the people are in charge. The states created the federal government and the states can destroy it. WE THE PEOPLE don't want to secession we just want to put the fence back up between us and the government. Thanks for sponsoring this bill. God Bless the United States and the Great State of Indiana.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see everyone standing up for this issue it is also passing or has passed in the following states.... AZ, AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NV, OK, PA, TX, & WA. If you read the bill's they have even more insight in to the reason and meaning. Education is Power