Have you read your state's Constitution?
I have....I figure, with the crap that goes on in Washington....the way those boobs ignore We The People, I am going to try to reach my local ole boys and have them yank Washington's chain. I figure, if the States tell Washington a thing or two, they are more apt to listen...
So I started with my State's Constitution. I found a few interesting things.... no, amend that...I found some downright AWESOME things...
First, right off the bat, the State's Preamble invokes The Almighty God - right on! If ever we needed the Almighty, I am thinking the time is coming, if not already in our laps.
Our 1st Article states that the Supreme law of the land is the U.S. Constitution. Yeah baby as well as stating that Education in the State of Oklahoma will be taught in English.
The Bill of Rights in Oklahoma has a great phrase in addition to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" but also states "and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry." I am thinking that the State of Oklahoma is letting the Feds walk all over my right to the gains of my own industry - how about yall - feeling walked on?
In regards to Habeas Corpus (which we all know has been suspended at certain times) our Constitution states:
Habeas corpus ‑ Suspension.
The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall never be suspended by the authorities of this State.
I know it says "this State" and so all yall pessimists would say that the Feds will just suspend it....well, if they do, a huge prob would arise in this here State.
Bearing arms ‑ Carrying weapons.
The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.
We have Conceal Carry here, but it seems that Civil Authorities can ask Citizens, no command Citizens, to participate in an armed excursion....Interesting. I wonder if it has ever been used - that may be a blog post after some research.... Man, that would be a conversation I would love to hear....Sir, can you shoot this bad guy for me :)
This sucks (The "Federal Part"):
Supreme law of land.
The State of Oklahoma is an inseparable part of the Federal Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Since they drafted this Constitution in 1906, post-Civil War and the establishment of Oklahoma was requested by Congress, I understand why this language is in there.... Luckily for us, we change our Constitution fairly regularly....we passed Term Limits for our State people, Marriage for a man/woman and that we wouldnt recognize any other State's license if its different than this description as well as a couple of others since I came to this State in 1988, so overturning this one should be easy enough if people are so moved....
The State of Oklahoma also is the only State whose Constitution protects the parents' right to homeschool their child. It seems that one of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention here in Oklahoma had 2 little "fellows" who lived too far from school to walk and so their mother tutored them 4 hours every day. It was his suggestion in regards to the language of the Article that was adopted.
Section 4, Article 13 states the State "shall" provide education compulsory attendance at some public or other school, unless other means of education are provided of all children in the State who are sound in mind and body, between the ages of eight and sixteen, for at least three months each year