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Mr. President, Don't Mess With Texas
Human Events ^ | 3-18-09 | Ted Nugent

Posted on 03/18/2009 9:54:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Mr. President, Don't Mess With Texas
You may have noticed I am a big fan of rugged individualism, self-reliance, individual freedoms, liberty, self-determination and defiance -- heavy on the defiance.

These are all uniquely American characteristics that are hard-wired into our genes thanks to our amazing, defiant forefathers. You must never forget that our forefathers courageously sailed across an unknown ocean, to an unknown land to establish a country free of tyranny, kings and emperors. They risked their lives, fortunes and families to create America, a radical experiment in self government.

In gaining our freedom, they wrote our Constitution that limited the power and authorities of the federal government. They were smart enough even back then to know that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that unless government is fenced it, it’ll roam all over individual liberty.

When writing the Bill of Rights they wrote the Tenth Amendment. Now I am no lawyer or windbag law maker, but I find the words of the Tenth Amendment easy to understand: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or simply put, by We the People.

You need not be a constitutional scholar to know the Tenth Amendment was clearly written to limit the abusive growth of power by the federal government. As Thomas Jefferson stated, "The States should be left to do whatever they can do as well as the federal government." The current gang of political punks, scoundrels and crooks in Washington DC are not worthy to stand in the shadow of the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial in DC.

In an attempt to weaken the roles and responsibilities of the states, Fedzilla has worked tirelessly over the years to destroy the Tenth Amendment by arguing the Commerce Clause of the Constitution is more important and relevant than the Tenth Amendment. As we have witnessed, Fedzilla has grown exponentially and has become a repressive force in every facet of our lives.

But there is hope for freedom, liberty and the rights of states to determine their own destinies. Even though it is on life support, there is a faint heart beat left in the Tenth Amendment. And the Great Republic of Texas, under the leadership of the good Governor Rick Perry, is joining the sixteen other states that have already made their defiant, sovereign statement of autonomy in the right way.

These states have now evoked the Tenth Amendment and declared their sovereignty to put the brakes on Emperor Obama's mob-like fiscal mandates in a dangerous attempt to strangle the liberty out of states by forcing states to accept the so-called stimulus money and thereby become slaves to Fedzilla control.

A very fundamental grasp of economics is all that is required to know that in times of economic slow downs the very last thing that should be done is to increase government spending and to raise taxes on the producers, which is the exact course Emperor Obama has taken--and it is killing the economy, eliminating jobs, and will dramatically slow down our economic recovery.

Atlas is shrugging even more under the weight of the largest federal spending orgy in modern times. This immoral spending spree has wiped out 30 percent of the stock market since Emperor Obama's inauguration. With this unprecedented gluttony, Emperor Obama is bankrupting the future of our children and grandchildren. Nice change, Emperor. By the way, you have no clothes and it hurts to look at you.

Perry is doing the right thing, for of all the states, Texas must never allow itself to become a slave to Washington, D.C. Instead, we must chart our own economic destiny and recovery by refusing the stimulus money, freezing state spending, cutting state taxes across the board, and offering tax incentives to existing and new businesses.

Additionally, I urge Perry to immediately call a conference of Texas business leaders and request they develop a Texas Economic Roadmap for Recovery. Let Texas lead the way.

Like a flooded river that has left its banks, Fedzilla has trampled on the Constitution by ignoring the Tenth Amendment. Texas is reminding Fedzilla that our founding fathers wrote the Tenth Amendment for the very ugly reasons we are witnessing today. Emperor Obama's economic tyranny must be stopped. We must tell Emperor Obama to not mess with Texas. Don't tread on me or any of us.

In the spirit of the brave defenders who gave birth to Texas by giving their lives at the Alamo, I say, "Remember the Tenth Amendment!"



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; alamo; cw2; cwii; dmwtexas; fedzilla; freedom; jefferson; nuge; nugent; obama; statesrights; taxes; tenthamendment; texas

1 posted on 03/18/2009 9:54:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

You gotta just love this man’s positions.


2 posted on 03/18/2009 9:58:44 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: smoothsailing

Ted Nugent Rocks!


3 posted on 03/18/2009 10:04:00 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Like anyone is listening/caring.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 10:08:44 AM PDT by central_va (Co. C, 15th Va., Patrick Henry Rifles-The boys of Hanover Co.)
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To: smoothsailing
I agree Mr. Nugent but I think we are f**ked even when Pres. Obama leaves office.

The administrative bureaucracy of State and Federal departments and agencies will continue to sodomize the American people.

You can elect whomever you want but that will not eliminate the unelected faceless pencil pushers that take our money and liberties.

5 posted on 03/18/2009 10:10:57 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: smoothsailing

bump


6 posted on 03/18/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: smoothsailing

Emperor Obama. That pretty much says it all.


7 posted on 03/18/2009 10:23:08 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: jazusamo; SoldierDad
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GOD, GUNS & ROCK&ROLL!!!

8 posted on 03/18/2009 10:25:44 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Ted’s a bit ahead of himself. So far this resolution is just in committee. Tho’ with a very large number of sponsors.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 10:28:11 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: smoothsailing

Hah! Not only a Rocker but a very good bow hunter.

I like the way Ted says it like it is, two of my favorites.

“Whack em and Stack em” and “Kill em and Grill em.” LOL!


10 posted on 03/18/2009 10:42:14 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
“Whack em and Stack em” and “Kill em and Grill em.” LOL!

LOL! Tell us what you really mean, Ted!!!

11 posted on 03/18/2009 10:46:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I cut & pasted the article and emailed it to my son - he’s a Nuge fan.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 10:51:04 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: smoothsailing

bump


13 posted on 03/18/2009 11:00:06 AM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT!


14 posted on 03/18/2009 11:03:22 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: jazusamo

I saw Ted in concert a few years back - puts on one hell of a stage show for his age and, yes, he used a bow and arrow!

Cool guy!


15 posted on 03/18/2009 11:05:16 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (FOBO)
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To: smoothsailing

One problem I see is getting his message out to the people in general. Look at the average American and his/her life. They get up in the morning, have a cup of coffee or whatever, go to work for at least 8 hours, come home, play for about an hour with the kids, eat dinner, maybe sit and talk with their husband/wife for about an hour and then..........go to bed. The average person doesn’t have time to read or listen to all the things that are effecting our country. We need a way to get the people informed and inform them with the truth.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 11:12:37 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso)
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To: Twinkie

He is now and forever to be referred to as Mr. Teleprompter.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 11:16:10 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: smoothsailing

Uncle Ted, you’re my hero.


18 posted on 03/18/2009 11:21:18 AM PDT by shezza (A government that gives you everything you want can take away everything you have.)
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To: SoldierDad
That's great! All the best to you and your son, Please thank him for me for his service to our country.
19 posted on 03/18/2009 11:35:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: central_va

I’m listening. I care.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 11:46:53 AM PDT by keats5
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To: smoothsailing

Will do - and thank you.


21 posted on 03/18/2009 11:54:12 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: reagan_fanatic; smoothsailing; All
Ted Nugent 3 minute video.

Ted Nugent on 2nd Amendment

22 posted on 03/18/2009 12:24:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

You tell ‘em Ted! Ted rocks even without a guitar!


23 posted on 03/18/2009 1:57:45 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; txhurl

TX ping


24 posted on 03/18/2009 2:00:10 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: jazusamo
Ted's final interview words..."I don't like repeat offenders....I like dead offenders".

I don't care for Ted's music, but I certainly like his attitude.

25 posted on 03/18/2009 3:35:34 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
I don't care for Ted's music, but I certainly like his attitude.

I really like his work with the Amboy Dukes from years back.Back then,the whole Detroit scene was kickin,with the MC5,Stooges,Bob Seger System and all.For some reason,I just love the hell out of that sound,it was one of a kind.

26 posted on 03/18/2009 3:47:24 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Ted has definitely got his head on straight.


27 posted on 03/18/2009 4:10:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing; Arrowhead1952; Fiddlstix; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; ...

Ted Nugent / Texas Ping !!


28 posted on 03/19/2009 12:15:49 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: AreaMan
"You can elect whomever you want but that will not eliminate the unelected faceless pencil pushers that take our money and liberties. "

Truer words were never spoken.

29 posted on 03/19/2009 12:26:23 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: smoothsailing
'They risked their lives, fortunes and families to create America, a radical experiment in self government.'

Rush's dad wrote a great piece about the pain and suffering of the patriots who fought to free this country from a tyrannical king.

30 posted on 03/19/2009 4:39:17 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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