OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed Senate Joint Resolution 2 proposing an amendment to Section 1 Article 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution. If passed by the Legislature, the proposed amendment would be put to a vote of the people in the next election.
“For far too long, the federal government has trampled on state sovereignty,” Dahm said. “This proposal is an attempt to restore balance between the state and the feds.”
The proposed amendment is as follows: “The State of Oklahoma is a sovereign state, a part of the Federal Union known as the United States of America, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land and any laws to the contrary are null, void, and of no effect in this state.”
“This new language reiterates that the states are not subservient to the federal government,” Dahm said. “The states created the federal government, gave it the power that it does have, and reserved the remainder to themselves.”
For more information, contact: Sen. Nathan Dahm at 405-521-5551 or email Nathan.Dahm@oksenate.gov.