Thursday, March 12, 2009

CT Sovereignty Resolution


Rick commented on the post that I did on the State Sovereignty initiatives happening all over the country, and I wanted to make sure that this was not missed by anyone following the issue.

He writes:
Here is a completed resolution for Connecticut, ready to go. The New Hampshire one failed because it scared some people and was demonized in the press as being secessionist. This one has teeth without seeming secessionist:


A Joint Resolution declaring sovereign State authority as so prescribed by the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; proclaiming that certain federal legislation is null and void; instructing the State legislature to enact appropriate legislation; and directing distribution.

Resolved by this assembly:

WHEREAS, the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: "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."; and

WHEREAS, the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States limits the total scope of federal power to that which is delegated specifically by the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, aforesaid limited scope of power clearly demonstrates that the federal government was created by the several States specifically as an agent of, and subservient to, the several States; and

WHEREAS, presently, the several States are demonstrably treated as agents of, and subservient to, the federal government; and

WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States assures that the several States respectively, and the people, are each and unto themselves sovereign and now and have always had rights the federal government may not usurp; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States, Article IV, Section 4 states that “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government”; and

WHEREAS, the Ninth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States further states that ”The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court ruled in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), that Congress may not commandeer the States' legislative processes; and

WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous federal administrations, and some now pending from the present federal administration, and from the Congress of the United States, further violate the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Connecticut General Assembly hereby declares sovereign authority as prescribed by the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise delegated to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of those delegated powers as so prescribed by the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any and all compulsory federal legislation that directs States to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions, or requires States to pass legislation under threat of losing federal funding, are null and void within the State of Connecticut, as per the Tenth Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Connecticut General Assembly shall enact appropriate legislation necessary to assert its sovereign authority as so expounded in this resolution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate cause a copy of this resolution be sent to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each of the several State's respective legislatures, and each member of the Connecticut delegation to the United States Congress.

You can reach me directly at sundiamond442 AT yahoo DOT com.

For starters, we should contact Representative John Piscopo (R), 76th District. Especially those of us in his district.

In 1995, he co-sponsored this same resolution
and is the only sponsor who is still serving today:

His office numbers are: 800-842-1423 or 860-240-8700 or contact him online:

If you want to know what the status is of various state initiatives check out the Right Side of Life.
Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, South Dakota and others are moving sovereignty resolutions right along through their legislatures.

1 comment:

Ned Butler said...

We passed this resolution Thursday night at the Wake County Republican Convention in North Carolina. Now onto the state convention in June. Glad to see a liberty movement getting some traction in my old home state of Connecticut.