June 17, 2008

Oklahoma to Uncle Sam: Back Off

"Steamed over a perceived increase in federal usurping of states' rights, Oklahoma's House of Representatives told Washington, D.C., to back off," WorldNetDaily reports. "Joint House Resolution 1089, passed by an overwhelming 92-3 margin, reasserts Oklahoma's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and, according to the resolution's own language, is 'serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates.'"

The three state legislators who voted against the measure: Rep. Darrell Gilbert (D-Tulsa), Rep. Al McAffrey (D-Oklahoma City), and Rep. Glen Bud Smithson (D-Sallisaw).