Oklahoma declares sovereignty
The legislators refer to the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution which reads “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”.
The resolution says “the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government” and point out other violations of the Tenth Amendment.
Therefore, the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation demands that the federal government cease mandates “that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers”.
The resolution has been sent to the US President, both chambers of the country’s Congress, as well as to the heads of each state’s legislatures.