By Izabella Kaminska
Interesting news reaches us via US-based energy blogger Gregor. Apparently there’s a bit of a 10th amendment craze sweeping through the union of states that is the country of America. The message being, if you’re disgusted with Washington meddling too much with your affairs, just leave! (And in some cases take your oil resources with you).
As Gregor highlights (our emphasis):
It appears Texas is about to join states such as Oklahoma, Indiana, and South Dakota in the 10th Amendment craze that is sweeping the nation. These states and others are introducing, and in some cases now passing, Resolutions of Sovereignty. The 10th Amendment to the Constitution is quite simple, and declares: 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. In populist terms, these declarations are currently expressions of public disgust at Washington’s behavior in the wake of the financial crisis. While this may seem quaint, these declarations are legal platforms for future secession from the Union.