Skip to comments.Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty (Paging General Robert E. Lee)
Posted on 02/07/2009 3:24:06 AM PST by Evil Slayer
NEW YORK As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.
So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.
Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.
"What we are trying to do is to get the U.S. Congress out of the state's business," Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon told WND.
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Baloney, The Constitution must prevail. If you have a culture not suited to live by the law, change the culture, not The Constitution.
Yep. And the union mentality in those cities is strong. Especially in Pittsburgh, Scranton and Johnstown. Philly is where Rendell is from. His thugs pretty much control that city.
My county includes the hometown of Jimmy Stewart. A strong conservative republican. We are still very conservative - even with a 15,000 student state university in our midst.
I agree - but which has changed in reality?
Man, Hew Hampshire has really gone to the dogs since I lived there 15 years ago.
Back then it was the Buchanites vs. the McCainiacs, with a bit of big-L libertarianism thrown in. The Rat party was nearly invisible except in the Mass. border town of Nashua which even then was showing a big illegal aliens problem.
It’s astonishing that the Massholes have taken charge in such a short period of time.
Socialism Is Legal Plunder / Legal Plunder Has Many Names
You would use the law to oppose socialism? But it is upon the law that socialism itself relies. Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.
Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole with their common aim of legal plunder constitute socialism.
Thanks to FReeper raygun for the link.
What? The laboratories of socialism are finally waking up to the jack-booted thugs of socialism? Where the heck have they been?
Enabling it. Condoning it. Participating in it. That’s where.
None of this will mean anything once the “Stimulus” hand-outs start.
Exactly! If the states was sovereignty, then why are they asking for bailout money?
I thought I heard that the aggregate state cry was about $150 billion.
Can’t have it both ways.
— Jane Reinheimer
great letter! thanks for sending it, especially on behalf of this other Floridian.
Essentially, the Massholes invaded. They come to our communities to avoid the burden of Taxachusetts then immediately start clamoring for services. Worse, political operatives from the Commonwealth interfere with our elections. In cities, there are nearly as many Massachusetts plates as New Hampshire on election day. Their interference has now been elevated to fraud as Massholes attending our colleges and owning vacation property cross the border to vote (Massachusetts has long been a one party state). In my small town, 40% more people voted in the Presidential primary and election than the EVER vote in local elections. How can people be more interested in presidential politics than property taxes and schools? They do not pay the taxes and they do not attend the schools. Not sure we can get a url like this posted, but take a look at this article http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=58c8d2f7-bd05-421b-8c5d-53c87d71d07a
And Maryland is NOT on the list. Color me NOT surprised. Maybe it’s time to move back.
We need all the help we can get, Gam.
So True. I lived in Bradford and Altoona. What sneakers is
saying is 100% correct. McPalin almost took PA. It was Philly that Fracked it up for them. Pa has a lot of Reagan democratics in the state.
I actually lived for many years in Mass before abandoning it for New Hampshire.
But I was a *conservative* abandoning the liberal sinkhole, not one of the Massholes simply looking for a tax dodge.
At the time, NH better reflected my beliefs, and it was getting embarrassing to live in a state that elected scumbuckets like Kerry and Kennedy (both of whom I’d heard much about through the insider grapevine).
But I do know quite a few property owners from Mass - some friends, some acquaintance - and sorry to say most of them are latte decaf liberals from Newton, Wellesley, Sudbury, Boston, and (worst of all) Cambridge. It makes them “feel good” to see NH go Democrat and to adopt the mores of “social justice and equity”, just as the Chinese see Tibet becoming “less primitive and antiquated” under the repressive boot of the People’s Liberation Army.
Anyway, it’s sad to see NH go under.
From your mouth to God’s ears.
Who wants to bet that within the next two or three generations there won’t be a federal government anymore. People are really losing their patience with these clowns in Washington.
We need to do this, too: put Hussein and the feds on notice: You are NOT welcome to stick your craw into this state's rights.
Only if you don't judge all Floridians by Martinez and Bill Nelson. ;-)
South rising again ping, but funny thing is it’s not just the South.
Obama says he is like Lincoln... maybe. lol