Monday, March 15, 2010

Believe it - even Kentucky sovereignty is held hostage in committee

Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, rates a prime time interview on "Freedom Watch" with Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News concerning Kentucky's sovereignty. But Lee's resolution reaffirming Kentucky's sovereignty is being denied an up-or-down vote in the state House of Representatives on declaring it.

Lee's resolution declares Kentucky's sovereignty over powers not given to the federal government by the U. S. Constitution, demands the feds cease mandates beyond constitutionally delegated powers and prohibits federal legislation requiring state passage of laws under threat of penalties or sanctions.

Yet that must be too controversial for Rep. Darryl T. Owens, D-Louisville, who chairs the Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs. The resolution has been collecting dust in his committee since Jan. 5.

If you ever needed a clear signal that some people want to get rid of the very principles of our Constitution, look no further than Owens' refusal to let this resolution see the light of day.

Jim Waters' video at a rally on Jan. 21 on the 10th Amendment highlights the importance of recognizing Kentucky's sovereignty.

Owens should allow a vote so our representatives can be seen, heard, visible and accountable on this important protection for Kentuckians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Something so simple yet so important. You would think that KY legislators could at least put KY first on this one. Representative Owens must have some donor conflict that gets in the way. Things sitting before committee chairs need complete transparency. Committee chairs should have to justify their reasons for killing something in committee. Do nothing is too easy an option.