Abbeville County: A Resolution Affirming South Carolina’s State Sovereignty
This below resolution was passed at the Abbeville county convention, and will now go to the resolutions committee. If the resolutions committee passes it, the resolution will be up for a vote at the state convention. However, before the resolutions committee votes, they want to know your opinion. Please use the comments section below to give us your opinion, and please use your real name. Thank you!
Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “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 limited scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the United States Constitution, that limited scope meaning that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
Whereas, currently the states are treated as agents of the federal government; and
Whereas, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution; and
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and
Whereas, the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”; and
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State, and shall exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right pertaining thereto, which is not expressly delegated by them to the United States of America in the Congress assembled;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Abbeville County Republican Party affirms South Carolina’s state 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 United States Constitution.
Be it further resolved that the Abbeville County Republican Party supports passage of resolutions affirming South Carolina’s state sovereignty, namely H. 3509 and S. 424 in the 118th session of the South Carolina General Assembly, and urges concurrence on the resolutions such that maximum freedom and liberty are retained for all South Carolinians.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution are to be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, each member of South Carolina’s Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC, the Governor of South Carolina, the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, the President of the South Carolina Senate, and each member of the Legislative Delegation in Columbia, SC.