Letter – Regaining state sovereigntyMinnesota is now one of more than 20 states that have either enacted or are in various stages of processing legislation to regain state sovereignty as provided by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of these United States.
To the editor:
Minnesota is now one of more than 20 states that have either enacted or are in various stages of processing legislation to regain state sovereignty as provided by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of these United States.
I was honored to be one of four patriots that lobbied the State Office Building on February 11, 2009, in search of an author to write legislation to regain our sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. As a result of this effort, legislation was introduced to the Minnesota House on House File 997, which, on March 9, 2009 was cloned to House File 1437.
We often hear about the state budget deficit, but we are not told that a great share of this budget deficit is a result of unauthorized, unfunded federal mandates. By enacting the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, the state can claim exemption from any federal mandate that is not authorized by the Constitution.
As a proud, disabled Vietnam veteran, I thoroughly understand what it means to take action to defend the Constitution of the greatest country in the world. I would like to ask that you join me and take action by first visiting the following Web site: www.mnsovereignty.org; click on Charles Duke and read, “Implementing the Tenth Amendment.” It will amaze you! Then, please send e-mails to all the state representatives that do not have House Author on their e-mail address and ask them to author this legislation.
Leon Moe, life member of
Disabled American Veterans,
Cottage Grove, MN