The right-wing’s new found religion of protest, discontent, intolerance of government spending, disgust with excess taxation, etc. amuses me as an advocate of Constitutional adherence.
The reality is Republican politicians and constituents have no leg on which to stand. Since 2000 the Republican legislators failed to check the Republican Executive even once.
Unfortunately this is the case anytime one party controls the two elected branches since the turn of the 18th century. Politicians now execute the wishes of the party or the same-party president, not the people. That’s a trait of both parties, but it’s a problem for we the people.
Nullification was believed and advocated by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to be a fundamental state right under the 10th Amendment. They both identified Congressional acts not defined by the Constitution were null simply because Congress was given specific and restricted rights.
The immoral and illegal nature of presidents overstepping their Constitutional rights is only slightly less disgusting than the indifference shown repeatedly by Congress to enforce their Constitutional responsibilities.
Secession is another potential scenario for states’ rights on the horizon. The following was a situation that screamed for nullification and threats of secession:
Oct. 24, 2001, in America’s most demonstrative display of legislative stupidity, Congress approves the Patriot Act 357-66. Not to be outdone in a game of “anything you can do I can do dumber,” the Senate passes the Act not 24-hours later by a vote of 96-1. No one reads it before voting.
Realizing the federal government has repeatedly violated the contract (the Constitution) between Washington D.C. and the states of the union, governors around the nation order their Attorneys General to review their legal options under the umbrella of states’ rights.
Five states: Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Oregon and Michigan, still bitter from the 2000 general election, conclude nullification is their right under the Constitution and promptly declare the Patriot Act null within their borders.
Confident from a 90 percent approval rating, President Bush reiterates his message to the terrorists of the world, “if you’re not with us, you’re against us.” He issues warning orders to and attempts activation of the National Guard in all five states. Left and right-wing extremists, just waiting for the opportunity to exercise their Second Amendment rights, arm in preparation for the coming fight.
Just imagine where this could go from here. (See: War of Northern Aggression)
The tragedy is our educational system is funded by these children of privilege, as a result, we’ve forgotten the basic facts behind secession. Our country was founded by secessionists. You can’t get around that fact.
Obama-loyalists counter discussion of secession, reminding us that as bad as things got with the last president, secession wasn’t discussed.
Would you remain silent in a bad relationship because it wasn’t as bad as your worst relationship?
I retired from the Air Force a year ago after 11 years. The oath I took begins, “will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The biggest enemies to the Constitution have been domestic since 1815, and they hold elected office.
The Constitution was intentionally written for literal interpretation; unfortunately we keep electing attorneys, a group typically unwilling to limit interpretations which don’t provide a means for their agenda.
America must put the Constitution ahead of politics. If we vote for those who will return us to Constitutional guidelines we may avoid great loss, but if we continue to vote for the misguided paths of Republican and Democrat some of us will pay with our lives and all of us will pay with our freedom.
Enjoy your summer CSU. You are witnessing a time of turmoil unseen between our shores in over 200 years. No matter what happens over the summer and beyond, remember Jefferson’s words, “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”
Ron Paul talking to Bernanke. Dr. Paul again, is one of the only Representatives who understands the impact of the Reserve.
Senator Tom Cogburn, one of the only Senators who understands the impact.