Thursday, February 18, 2010

CT State Legislators Uphold The 10th Amendment

On Wednesday, 02/17/2010, Liberty Activists and other "Tea Party" groups met with CT legislators who reached a decision to hold a public hearing on a proposed resolution that would allow the state to consider whether federal laws violate the Constitution. There was also a bill that the group wanted to have raised by the legislative committee, but that piece of legislation did not move forward... at least not yet.

Tanya Bachand of Connecticut Tea Party Patriots said,"Today we are pushing back; we are demanding that our elected state representatives uphold the tenth amendment and say no to unconstitutional federal action"

The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, 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."

One of the pieces of federal legislation being proposed is a federal health care law which is being pushed by President Barack Obama and his administration. Many of the people assembled at the press conference on Wednesday say that legislation such as that violates the Tenth Amendment.

Here is an excerpt of that event as reported by WTNH: