Archive for March 7th, 2009
An opinion piece by Brad Berner:
Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Hypocrisy and politicians! There is nothing new in this love-match made by Cupid’s arrow of self-interest, right? Wrong, in the current flurry of state legislatures passing or considering resolutions asserting state sovereignty, many politicians are doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
With close to 30 states having approved or currently considering resolutions of sovereignty, it is noteworthy how many Republicans are now standing up to be counted as defenders of the Constitution, especially after their silence during the Bush administration’s eight-year-assault on the Bill of Rights. And what of the Democrats who were formerly vehement critics of Bush’s actions? They have suddenly gone silent as the Obama administration continues many of Bush’s policies they once opposed. Hypocrisy and partisan politics, of course, but above this is a more fundamental issue involving the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Check out Newspapertree.com’s Capitol Round-up for a political summary of the week in Austin.
Here’s a sneak-peak:
The Texas legislature has less than a hundred days until the session ends, and as the political intricacies of the stimulus package unfold, it looks like we could be headed for a special session.
Busy week for: Craig Eiland
Weird moment of the week: Debbie Riddle
Question of the week: Will Kinky run?