Governor Rick Perry says Texas will affirm its sovereignty and rights under the 10th Amendment.
â€œI believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,â€ Gov. Perry said. â€œThat is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the statesâ€™ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.â€