Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Senate Resolution No. 1615

Dear Honorable Kansas State Senators
State House of the Kansas Senate
Topeka, KS 66612

I am writing to ask for your support of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1615 sponsored by Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook. This very critical bill supports our Constitution’s 10th amendment.

SCR1615 is a concurrent resolution “claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.”

This resolution asserts the State’s - and the Kansas citizens’ - sovereignty from, and supremacy over, the federal government under the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In short, the resolution states that Kansas will no longer be forced to accept every dictate from the U.S. Government against our will.

The 10th amendment of the Constitution states “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.”

Please also be reminded of the words of Thomas Jefferson:

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people’. To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any definition.”

Sincerely Yours,

Sanford B. Bass
3926 SW Friar Rd
Topeka, KS 66610-1531

U.S Representative: 0002
KS Senate: 0020
KS Representative: 0052
Registration ID 2878627
Precinct: South Sherwood – Mission

Session of 2009

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1615

By Senators Pilcher-Cook, Abrams, Apple, Barnett, Brownlee, Bruce, Co-

lyer, Donovan, Emler, Huelskamp, Kelsey, Lynn, Marshall, Master-

son, McGinn, Morris, Ostmeyer, Petersen, Pyle, D. Schmidt, Scho-

dorf, Taddiken, Vratil and Wagle

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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION claiming sovereignty under the

Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over cer-

tain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and

desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be

prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United

States reads as follows:

‘‘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.’’; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal

power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United

States and no more; and

WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment

means that the federal government was created by the states for the

specific purpose of being an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, Today, in 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as

agents of the federal government; and

WHEREAS, Many federal laws are in direct violation of the Tenth

Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment assures that we, the people of

the United States of America and each sovereign state in the Union of

States, now have, and have always had, rights the federal government may

not usurp; and

WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 4 says, ‘‘The United States shall guar-

antee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government’’,

and the Ninth Amendment states that ‘‘The enumeration in the Consti-

tution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others

retained by the people’’; and

WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York

v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply2

commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and

WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations

and some now pending from the present administration and from Con-

gress may further violate the Constitution of the United States.

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives

concurring therein: That the State of Kansas hereby claims

sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the

United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to

the federal government by the Constitution of the United States;

Be it further resolved: That this serve as Notice and Demand to the

federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immedi-

ately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally del-

egated powers;

Be it further resolved: That all compulsory federal legislation which

directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanc-

tions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be pro-

hibited or repealed; and

Be it further resolved: That a copy of this resolution be distributed

to the President of the United States, the President of the United States

Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the

Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state’s

legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the

Kansas Congressional Delegation.


MEMO:

Sandy Bass worked with me at the USPS. We're both retired.

myron@myownfaith2.com

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