WHEREAS the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution authorizes the United States federal government to exercise only those powers specifically delegated to it under Article I, Section 8, United States Constitution;
WHEREAS the federal government has overstepped it’s constitutional authority;
RESOLVED that a person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or of the state of Texas or Texas County or Texas Municipality or an employee of any entity providing services to the United States or the state of Texas or Texas County or Texas Municipality commits an offense if the person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States deemed unconstitutional or unacceptable and outside and beyond those powers specifically delegated to it under the United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8, by the state of Texas.
RESOLVED that an offense is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by confinement for a term not to exceed one year, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both the confinement and the fine.
Submitted on November 17th, 2012.
The Austin Tea Party
WHEREAS the federal government does not have a Constitutional requirement to operate with a balanced budget, including incorporation of unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
WHEREAS the federal government does not have a Constitutional requirement to limit spending;
WHEREAS the federal government operates on a perpetual budget deficit basis with no fiscal discipline or responsibility, increasing the national debt each year;
RESOLVED that a Balanced Budget and Spending Limit Amendment to the U.S. Constitution shall be passed requiring the federal government to operate with a balanced budget that includes unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare and limits the federal government from budgeting and spending in any one fiscal year more than 23% of the current U.S. gross national product (GNP).
Submitted to and adopted by The Austin Tea Party in Travis County, Texas, Senatorial District 14, on April 15th, 2012.
The Austin Tea Party Convention Secretary