The Bitch is Back!

I rode my horse today. And for a little while, I forgot about GMO, political criminals, the pending police state, and the rising price of oil and food.

My horse and I have a bond. We are entwined when we go down the trail, and become as one going up mountains, over obstacles, and through trees. When I ride, my horse and I are temporarily in another world that doesn’t include anything but what is around the next bend in the trail.

While taking care of my elderly mom, I got lazy and didn’t ride. I sat around with her watching the tube and getting fat. When I did climb on my horse, my saddle didn’t fit and my balance was off. My horse really felt the added weight and was a bit sluggish. Well, Ma is gone now, and I have lost the weight. I had forgotten just how much my little trail excursions helped my mental state.

Today, it all came back. My horse and I took off from the ranch and climbed to the top of the mountain just to the south of my property. We had prepared for this by me lounging her for several minutes a few times per week. You see, my horse is an Arabian endurance horse. Arabians are a unique breed. Once they gain the musculature and stamina for endurance, it doesn’t take very much to get it back. When we came to Oregon, she was in tip-top shape, able to leap tall mountains in a single bound. Well, practically. I was too. Ten years took their toll, and both my horse and I got fat. Since then, we both went on a diet and exercise regime, and now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are “one” once again. As a result, my balance is back, my focus is clearer, and my stress level is down.

I thank the Almighty for this outlet. I believe everyone needs something to lift him/her out of the cold hard reality of the present world situation into another place that suspends the here and now, and propels him/her into the “what can be” realm. Without some form of outlet, there is a good possibility that one can go mad. At least that is how I feel. I didn’t realize just how much I need my outlet until I regained it after a long period of abstinence. And now I can proudly proclaim, the Bitch is back! Thank you, Lord.

Barb

 

 

Oklahoma Declares Sovereignty

STATE OF OKLAHOMA
2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008)
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1089

By: Key
AS INTRODUCED

A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; and directing distribution.

WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”; and

WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and

WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and 

WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

 
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and 

WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the Constitution of the United States.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 51ST OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:

THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.

THAT this serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.

THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.

http://www.okhouse.gov/51LEG/Leg_Votesxx.aspx?include=okh01983.txt

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08HB/HJR1089_int.rtf

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