Skip to comments.Joe Sobran's Timeless Lesson on America's Role in the World
Posted on 10/01/2010 7:41:48 PM PDT by Bokababe
...Sobrans diagnosis of the domestic malaise started with the notion that the regime we live under derives its legitimacy from a blatant distortion of the United States Constitution. On the basis of a compact among the sovereign states, the federal government was to be a service confined to the specific enumerated powers the people delegated to it, pursuant to their general welfare and common defense. Over the past century and a half, however, the federal government has usurped all kinds of powers neither the people nor the states had delegated to it. It has become a consolidated or centralized government. ...
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Yup. They created an entity to serve them, not rule them.
Looks like Frankenbaby got out of control.
R.I.P. Joe Sobran
Thanks Bokababe! Great read; gonna tag this one. I have a limited knowledge of Sobran’s writings but it’s my understanding that he sortof went off the rails towards the end. Dunno about that, just something I picked up over the last day or two. Still in all, he had a firm grasp on what our Founders and our founding principles were about.
I always enjoyed his columns in Conservative Chronicles.
He seemed to me, like Russell Kirk, to be a Yankee who thought more like a Southerner.
Sobran, from the article:
The idea of restricting government to enumerated powersa written and finite listis alien to todays American. The only remedies he can think of for big government are term limits and a balanced budget amendment. The lucid and shared philosophy of the Founding Fathers, imperfect as it was, has also become unintelligible to todays American, who knows only a set of slogans labeled liberal, conservative, and moderate. Of course there are wide areas of consensus; if you are outside those areas, you are an extremist.
A great read, BB! The author correctly points out that Sobran's lessons are vitally important now:
"His diagnosis, which applied then, in Bill Clintons second term, applies even more today, with his wife in charge of the Department of State and his moral equivalents in charge of everything else."
Have a good day!
I have been reading Joe for many years. He knows the score cold!
” He seemed to me, like Russell Kirk, to be a Yankee who thought more like a Southerner. “
More like an American who thought more like a patriot, than a politician. He believed in our Constitution.
Have a great day, SJB!
R.I.P. to a good man who had the wisdom to see the truth, and the fortitude to proclaim it.