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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a former member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She served as chairman of the Government Operations Committee and the Commerce Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history. She is the Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Commerce Task Force.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Press Release on Sate Sovereignty Committee

Press Release
Contact: Cyndie Todd 615-741-7462
November 18, 2009

Special Committee on State Sovereignty Approves Letter to the States
Letter to National Legislator Organizations

The Special Committee on State Sovereignty met yesterday as per the requirements of HJR 108; a resolution to the US Congress from the Tennessee General Assembly in support of the Tenth Amendment. The resolution created a committee of Conference and Correspondence to communicate the resolution to the legislatures of the 49 other states, and to call for a joint working group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government and to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.

At the last meeting the committee decided to ask the three national organizations for state legislators to help with this endeavor by asking each to form independent working groups, task forces or committees. The idea is the have the organizations independently examine the words of our founding documents and the founders’ intent, legal history, the infringements of the federal government, the effect on the people and the states, develop a plan to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates and conduct all other matters appropriate for the committee.

Also on the committee agenda was the approval of the Letter to the States authored by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Susan Lynn, at last month’s meeting. The letter was amended to include a statement that the committee is “not in favor at this time of any solution that would include a Constitutional Convention; risking that our beloved Constitution could by opened up and perhaps gravely altered.”

A third item on the agenda was a request from Rep. Karen Camper to include the NCBSL - The National Caucus of Black State Legislators in the organizations that will be asked to form committees, working groups or task forces.

The three other organizations that will be asked to create committees, working groups or task forces are theAmerican Legislative Exchange Council, the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

State Representative Susan Lynn (R - Lebanon) Chairman of the committee stated “I am happy that the committee unanimously approved all three agenda items and that Tennessee is a leader in this effort.”

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1 comment:

LibertyGal said...

Dear Rep. Lynn, I am so pleased to see you and your fellow legislators in the great State of Tennessee spearheading this movement to regain the Constitutional preeminence of the sovereignty of these united STATES. For far too long we have allowed the usurpation of our natural and God-given rights of self-government by this giant Federal Government and it is far past time to correct this arrogation.

I'm also in total agreement with your concerted decision to close the door on a possible Constitutional Convention due to the danger of the potential destruction of our precious founding document. (I would, however, be in favor of repealing the 16th and the 17th amendments.)

I have been watching with much interest and anticipation the Continental Congress 2009 held Nov. 11-22nd in St. Charles, Illinois. There were duly nominated and elected delegates who were in attendance from 48 of the States who deliberated for long hours to come up with resolutions to present to our elected officials a "demand that the Government immediately re-establish Constitutional rule of law, lest the People be forced to do so themselves; and we hereby serve notice that in defense of Freedom and Liberty there shall be NO COMPROMISE to which we shall ever yield."

They will be posting on their website (www.cc2009.us) the list of civic actions to which they are calling all like-minded Americans to embrace so that we might present a united front against the repeated disdain and disregard that our elected officials have had for The People of these united States when We have repeatedly petitioned for redress of grievances and have peaceably assembled en masse in order that our petitions and wishes might be attended to.

I would heartily encourage you to keep abreast of the developments on the Continental Congress 2009 website as you seem to be striving for very similar objectives.

For the good of The People and our Great Nation,
I am sincerely yours,
Gay M. Knight