Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The Second Amendment's language and historical and philosophical background demonstrated that it was designed to guarantee individuals the possession of certain kinds of arms for three purposes: (1) crime prevention or what we would today describe as self-defense; (2) national defense; and (3) preservation of individual liberty..." -- Don Kates

Texas House Passes States Rights Bill

"The Texas House has approved a controversial states' rights resolution championed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Supporters say the resolution is a reminder to Congress in response to federal expansion.

The 99-36 vote Saturday supports informing Congress that Texas claims states' rights under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Last-minute adjustments sought to clarify that it's not a call for secession or repeal of federal laws protecting constitutional rights." [link]

There are plenty of other states out there other than this. Check around on some of my links or do a search. I just wonder how much of this is actual posturing and if these bills become laws how much or how often they will actually be enforced. If they are thoroughly followed and enforced it would definitely be a very good thing.

Knock Me Over With a Feather

"On Tuesday, 05-26-09, Massachusetts State Representative Jeffrey Davis Perry (R-Sandwich) filed a Resolution before the House of Representatives to protect the Founding Fathers’ intent and the Constitutional protections of the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” [link]

Of course this being Massachusetts and all I really doubt that this will go very far. Being as how they seem to love as much government intervention into their lives as they can get. But still, I cannot fault anyone for wanting the federal government to stick solely to the role that it was intended.