Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oklahoma State Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto and Asserts State's Sovereignty

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry vetoed a similar measure ten days earlier, but the state legislature came right back and overrode his veto, and now his signature is no-longer required on the measure.
The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate.

"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.”

House Democrats objected, saying the issue already had been taken up and had been vetoed, but House Speaker Pro Tempore Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, ruled the veto is not final action.

Key said he expects HCR 1028 will pass in the Senate. HJR 1003 earlier passed the House 83-18 and won approval in the Senate 29-18.

You will find the entire Oklahoman story here.

This doesn't signify that a wave of rebellion is imminent or anything, but it does send yet another message to Washington that not everyone in the country is as bowled over by Barack Hussein Obama as so many among us seem to be, particularly given the unprecedented federal power-snatch that is currently underway.

Of course, this won't go over well with Janet (Reno II) Napolitano and the people at DHS. After all, we who have federalist leanings have been tagged as a threat to the nation.

I have to wonder just how many Oklahoma state legislators are going to soon be facing IRS audits?

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When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson