83R10112 BPG-F
  By: White H.C.R. No. 77
         WHEREAS, The Republic of Texas existed as an independent
  nation for nine years, and when it accepted admission to the Union
  in 1845, it remained a free and independent state subject only to
  the United States Constitution; and
         WHEREAS, The United States Congress has passed laws requiring
  Texas to make expenditures that are unfunded by the federal
  government, which is a violation of the Tenth Amendment to the U.S.
  Constitution; moreover, the federal government has caused the
  intentional devaluation of its currency through its reckless
  spending and borrowing, and this threatens the economic stability
  of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, The United States government has allowed the use of
  its authority, credit, and goodwill for the benefit of private and
  foreign concerns in violation of its own constitution; in addition,
  its repeated failure to guard the border between Texas and Mexico
  has forced the state to spend vast sums in order to protect its
  citizens; and
         WHEREAS, The federal government has further implemented
  thousands of laws, mandates, and agencies in violation of the
  United States Constitution and of the sovereignty of the State of
  Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Section 1, Article I, Texas Constitution, states
  that "the perpetuity of the Union depend[s] upon the preservation
  of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the
  States"; Section 2, Article I, declares, "All political power is
  inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on
  their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the
  people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican
  form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have
  at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their
  government in such manner as they may think expedient"; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby reaffirm the state's sovereignty under the Texas
  Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the
  United States; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
  copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
  the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
  Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the
  members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that
  this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record
  as a memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.