State's Rights - Part V
The Path Forward
In sum, a viable framework to restoring limited federal government is beginning to take shape. In coming years, we may learn the rather popular notion that a federal official is somehow more important than a state official is patently false. The U.S. Congressman may wield more power (at least for the time being), make more money and garner more attention but the state rep is likely to be more critical to America’s salvation. As citizens of a sovereign state, we cannot directly control a power hungry member of the U.S. Congress from another state. We can, however, directly control our state representative whenever a majority of over-zealous U. S. Congressmen attempt to create their own authority.
In truth, elected officials in Texas take an oath to uphold and defend not only our state’s constitution but the U.S. Constitution as well. Why must state and local officials swear allegiance to the US Constitution? Again, this is a clear indicator that state officials were provided a role in protecting the integrity of the Constitution. Who are they intended to protect it from? Primarily, our federal government!
In Texas, we have a foundation to build our defenses upon. In addition to our attorney general taking aggressive steps to curtail over-reaching by the federal government, we also have a formidable caucus of state legislators who are prepared to defend Texans.
The Texas Conservative Coalition consists of over 70 members of the Texas House and Senate. Along with a new sister organization, Independent Conservative Republicans of Texas, they are out front on defending the 10th Amendment and the rights of Texans.
Yes, there is much work to be done in getting the right people in Washington but strengthening the ranks of state officials who will defend the rights of Texas has never been more critical. This is our task, one that can be achieved right here at home.
New Revolution Now salutes Attorney General Abbott and the TXCC for exhibiting real leadership. We strongly urge all Texans to support their efforts in building a solid majority of 10th Amendment advocates in the Texas Legislature.
For an overview of this battle, see our exclusive interview with then TXCC Chairman, former Texas State Representative Wayne Christian here:
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