Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Connecticut State Sovereignty
TENTH AMENDMENT PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2010
Legislative Office Building HARTFORD, CT
The Connecticut Grassroots Alliance will be joining State Senator Michael McLachlan and State Representative John Hetherington, ranking members of the Government Administration and Elections Committee for a news conference concerning their efforts to have the Chairmen of that Committee raise for a public hearing three proposals to reassert the state’s rights under the Tenth Amendment.
The Connecticut Grassroots Alliance is an affiliation of 28 grassroots organizations from around the state.
The Chairmen of the Government Administration and Elections Committee are State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Representative James Spallone.
Senator McLachlan and Rep. Hetherington, along with several of their colleagues have submitted three proposals to be raised by the GAE Committee: (1) a resolution requesting Congress to adopt only laws for which Congress has authority under the Constitution to adopt; (2) a new state statute that would reassert Connecticut’s rights under the Tenth Amendment, adopts a method for the legislature to declare any federal laws unconstitutional, and notifying Congress whenever the legislature declares a federal law to be unlawful; and (3) a new state statute that would reassert Connecticut’s rights under the Tenth Amendment and adopts a method for the legislature to declare any laws unconstitutional, but stops short of notifying Congress.
The proposals would allow the legislature at any time in the future to declare any federal law unconstitutional, no matter what political power is in charge in Washington. The issue is not about political parties. It’s about restoring Constitutional governance.
The Connecticut Grassroots Alliance, along with Senator McLachlan and Rep. Hetherington, are asking the Chairmen of the GAE to raise these proposals for a public hearing. The Committee must do so by its deadline of February 19.
For more information contact:
Attorney Deborah Stevenson, (860) 354-3590, (203) 206-4282
To view the text of the proposals, see www.ctpatriotalliance.com