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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Intrusion into Texas State Sovereignty?

Governor Rick Perry
State Capitol
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428
Telephone: 512-463-2000
Fax: (512) 463-1849

Dear Gov Rick Perry,

Excuse me and beg your pardon. You say:

… the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the creation of a so-called "state" insurance exchange... both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.

And you describe this intrusion upon state rights as a “power grab”.

May I ask: A power grab from what to what?

The 10th Amendment says: 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.

Note where these Reserved Power go in the Texas Constitution:

"All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient."

(Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 2)

Note: All political power is inherent in The People.

One of our Founding Fathers John Adams defined a Republic as “a government of laws, and not of men.” In other words, Texas has no czars or oligarchy.

We, therefore, call upon the people of Texas to compel the Governor Rick Perry to recognize Texas as a Republic Government of Laws, and not simply a government of laws to our own likings.

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