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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government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
SCR 12 would resolve that this serve notice to and demand the Federal Government, as an agent of the State, halt and reverse its practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates and laws upon the states which are not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States of America.
SCR 12 would further resolve that all compulsory federal legislation not necessary to ensure rights guaranteed to the people under the Constitution, which direct the states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or lose federal funding be prohibited and repealed.
SCR 12 finally resolves that the Texas secretary of state forward official copies of this resolution to the two leaders in the US Congress, the President, and all members of the Texas delegation with the request that it be entered into Congressional Record.
While this resolution does not have the power to change federal policy, it certainly espouses the principles of limited government and individual liberty.