House Concurrent Resolution No. 24



            Whereas, our forefathers placed their fortunes, their families, and their very lives in peril to oppose a tyrannical king and his practice of taxation without representation; and


            Whereas, after a bitter and bloody war, this United States of America was formed; and


            Whereas, over the next two centuries, Americans have fought and died to preserve the freedoms born from those humble beginnings; and


            Whereas, we now face an economic crisis the likes of which have not been seen for nearly a century; and


            Whereas, the American people grow increasingly weary of a federal government which is now spending the people's tax dollars on unregulated and unsupervised financial bailouts of private concerns; and


            Whereas, this ill-conceived and most likely unconstitutional spending of taxpayer money has raised concern among every segment of this society:


            Now, therefore, be it resolved that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, acting on behalf of the millions of Missourians affected by these actions of our federal government, do hereby plead that our national leaders immediately rescind their actions and seek alternative solutions to solve our nation's financial and economic problems; and


            Be it further resolved that this resolution be referred to as the "Economic Declaration of Independence"; and


            Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Barack Obama, President of the United States, and each member of the Missouri Congressional delegation.