Thanks to Rus Thompson for bringing this story to my attention.
Apparently, Oklahoma has reminded the federal government that the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution says states come first … and the feds get leftovers if there are any. A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution.
I have been mentioning for years that the 10th Amendment is the forgotten amendment. I also like to remind people that outside of the US, the words “state” and “nation” are synonyms. Essentially, the US is designed as a collection of countries with a common cause of freedom and joined together for commond defense. But laws are allowed – even expected – to be different from state to state. With the feds creating all their own laws, though … the state is being diluted.