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Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
This resolution reclaims state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution, demands the federal government halt and reverse its practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates and laws on the states for purposes not enumerated in the Constitution, and urges the federal government to repeal all legislation not necessary to ensure the rights guaranteed to the people under the United States Constitution, or that coerce states by requiring certain laws to be passed or lose federal funding.
The 10th Amendment 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."
The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the federal government only exercise the duties and powers specifically enumerated in the constitution. Clearly, the federal government has extended its reach far beyond that which the Founders intended and has exercised power beyond that specifically enumerated in the Constitution. This is an affront to liberty and states are right to assert themselves and reclaim their sovereignty and authority under the 10th Amendment. For these reasons we support SCR 1.