Texas is now officially on the States' Rights bandwagon. Don't blame us for being slow; it just took a while to occur to us here in Texas that this could even be a issue!
State Rep Brandon Creighton has sponsored HCR 50, calling for the Federal Government to "cease and desist" any and all mandates "beyond the scope of ... constitutionally designated powers." Don't just Remember the Alamo; Remember the 10th Amendment!
Here's the full text: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm
Governor Rick Perry has joined the resolution:
“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”