As if Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comments a few weeks ago that Texas should leave the union weren’t enough, the Oklahoma House of Representatives has now voted to approve a resolution expressing their displeasure with the policies that President Barack Obama has instituted since his inauguration.
A Concurrent Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.
You’d think that through all of this posturing and, if you ask me, downright unpatriotic rhetoric that all of these states who are so displeased with the President would decide to forgo all Federal funding. You know, kind of like what actual sovereignty would entail.
To their credit, the Oklahoma state legislature was willing to do that. Fortunately for the people of Oklahoma, they have a Governor who actually wants them to continue to receive funding for critical services. He vetoed the bill that had teeth, and so the Republicans in the House came up with this non-binding resolution that doesn’t need the Governor’s signature, but won’t actually do anything either.
I’m all for states rights, but this is beyond ridiculous. Maybe Oklahoma and Texas can form their own little country and call it Panhandleland.