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May 14, 2009

OK Rescinds All Calls for a Con/Con!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 2:44 pm

Governor Brad Henry this week signed SJR 11, the bill rescinding all applications to the U.S. Congress for a  constitutional convention (or Con/Con).  SJR 11 was authored by Sen. Randy Brogdon and Rep. John Wright.

According to research done by OK-SAFE, since statehood Oklahoma has passed 10 resolutions calling to amend the U.S. Constitution, with two of those actually calling for Constitutional Convention  for the U.S. Constitution.

  1. 1976 –  HJR 1049 reads:

“A joint resolution concerning the budget of the United States; the purpose of requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both Houses or, upon application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a Constitutional Convention to propose an amendemtn to the Federal Constitution to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year.”

     2.   1980 –  HJR 1045 reads:

“A joint resolution concerning the federal judiciary; applying for a Constitutional Convention to amend the constitution of the United States to provide for state removal of Federal Judges; encouraging other states to take similar actions; making application permanent; and directing distribution… Section 3 Nature and duration application – This application shall constitute a continuing application for a Constitutional Convention, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.  This application shall remain effective until the Legislatures of two-thirds (2/3) of the states shall have made like applications, which are unrescinded, and a Constitutional Convention shall have been called by the Congress of the United States.”

Reports vary on how many states have viable calls for a Con/Con. Some state 32 of the required 34 (2/3 of the states) have active calls, and other reports indicate 10 of those states have rescinded their calls.

Whichever is accurate, Oklahoma is now officially in the latter group.  Good for us all.

For more information on Oklahoma Legislation see www.ok-safe.com

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10th Amendment Bill Passes OK Senate!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 6:03 am

HCR 1028, Oklahoma’s state’s rights bill, declaring sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States, passed the Oklahoma Senate today (Wednesday, May 13, 2009).  The bill authors are Rep. Charles Key and Senator Randy Brogdon.

Passed unanimously by voice vote, HCR 1028 does not have to go the Governor for signing.  Prior attempts to pass a 10th Amendment bill failed until this year when both the OK House and the Senate passed HJR 1003 (the original bill number).  HJR 1003 was vetoed by Governor Brad Henry on April 24, 2009.

Other News:

The OK Senate today voted to expand the reasons to collect DNA to include conviction of misdemeanor crimes. 

SB 1102, by Nichols of the Senate and Terrill of the House, is a big-government, DNA-grabbing bill named “Juli’s Law” after a murder case from 1996.  The bill passed 37-8 with little discussion.

The 37 YEA votes include one legislator who voted against the bill before he voted for the bill. (Why does that sound familiar? Flip-flop.)

Although the people objected to this bill, the legislators decided to work for the “law enforcement” lobbyists – more laws, more loss of freedoms…..

May 5, 2009

10th Amendment Bill Alive in OK!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 3:41 am

Oklahoma’s 10th Amendment Legislation, HJR 1003, by Key of the House and Brogdon of the Senate, passed both chambers this session but was vetoed by Gov. Brad Henry on April 24, 2009. 

Never fear!  The bill is back as HCR 1028 and just passed the OK House today.   This bill will not have to go past the governor for final passage.

Please call your OK Senator and ask them to vote YES on HCR 1028 and take a stand for state’s rights.  OK Senate toll free number is: 1-800-865-6490.

Visit the OK-SAFE website for more information on 10th Amendment legislation, Fusion Centers, Real ID, Sustainable Development, and more.

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