Lawmakers in the Texas House sent the U.S. Congress a message on Saturday to mind its own business. But just so no one gets the wrong message, House Concurrent Resolution 50 now says that Texas is still proud to be part of the U.S. of A. The resolution is about succeeding in the union, not seceding from the union, said Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, the resolutions author. It is not a slap. It is a reminder. statesman.com | Texas asserts its sovereignty | Postcards 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 10th Amendment. Texas is only one state of a number of states currently sending the very same hands off message to Washington. It's very clear in the constitution and Texas however among all these states is very unique. The Texas V. White decision which is among the worst in my opinion ever to be made by the Supreme Court used the the Articles of Confederation as a basis in which to hold Texas in the Union and no the US constitution. In my humble opinion given the US Govts. recent willingness to get into everything from banking to the auto industry, these kinds of issues will become more and more front page news.