Well, not exactly. But the story’s encouraging, all the same.
The title of the news article—which Tom brought to my attention—captures some of the drama: House Bypasses Governor’s Veto to Claim Oklahoma’s Sovereignty. Here’s the bare bones of the story:
Although Gov. Brad Henry vetoed similar legislation 10 days earlier, House members Monday again approved a resolution claiming Oklahoma’s sovereignty. ....
“We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City.
“I think our governor is out of step.” ....
Henry vetoed HJR 1003 because he said it suggested, among other things, that Oklahoma should return federal tax dollars.
Key said HCR 1028, which, if passed, would be sent to Democratic President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress, would not jeopardize federal funds but would tell Congress to “get back into their proper constitutional role.” The resolution states the federal government should “cease and desist” mandates that are beyond the scope of its powers.
I wrote “Not exactly” above because the Oklahoma gov appears to want to continue suckling at the fedgov teat. Still, it’s a good first step, one I hope other state legislatures emulate. After all, the fedgov clearly isn’t listening to the people any more; perhaps if enough states do something like this the congresscretins will start to take notice.