Sen. Howard Stephenson introduced the State Sovereignty and Tenth Amendment Resolution, SJR-6, on January 12th. It was created in the spring of 2009 by citizens for citizens. The Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition, with the guidance of Larry Jensen (Utah Grassroots Alliance Coordinator), Chris Strause and many others, formed the message. After looking for someone to support it and present it Larry finally found Sen. Stephenson willing to tackle this critical resolution before it was the ‘popular’ thing to do.
Many of you across this state have lent your time, energy, and support for this resolution since. Many alligned organizations now understand why this resolution is important. Your hard work helped get the resolution through the Utah Senate and House. It is now up to Gov. Herbert to sign it and we need your support once again to show our Utah Governor we support him in standing for the sanity of the U.S. Constitution, the Utah Constitution, and the separation of powers, with the built in checks and balance duty each state is required to exercise. Gov. Herbert has proven to be a friend, just as many in the Utah House and Senate are proving to be.
Some will say a resolution is a waste of time and has no ‘teeth’ so why bother? There are two key things to keep in mind with this resolution. It was written to make a statement, yes, but more importantly to also educate the citizens and our representatives. Also, those who represent their support for this resolution and then fail to support legislation with teeth will be easy to identify as this election year we move to elect local and state representatives who will uphold their Oath of Office.
There will be those who say we cannot keep being anti-government or secessionist minded. They are not educated on the separation of powers or the importance of checks and balances. We are pro-government, government at the lowest, most competent level to deal with the issues.
Our local and state government is better suited for our direct involvement. We are personally responsible, sovereign citizens living in Utah and the United States. We understand the federal government is competent to perform certain, enumerated powers and support their supremacy in those areas. However, there is now decades of proof the federal government is not competent in governing powers the states and local communities should be handling. We have no desire to seceede from the union, we desire only a governing system be restored that will best protect the economic and personal liberty our posterity deserves.
Thank you again to all citizens and representatives who understand the value of our heritage. We look forward to the governor’s signature as we continue to move toward restoration of competent government in our state and country.
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Gary Wood is the Educational Advisor for the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. Co-founder of the Heritage Training Center, focused on helping end constitutional illiteracy. With 35 years of devoted study of our Constitution his desire is to help others rediscover the inspiring heritage of the United States. Radio show host, training officer, lifetime member of the VFW and most importantly Grandpa.
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