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10th Amendment News

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From Texas governor, Rick Perry:

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state. That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.

“…Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas.”

He’d better be carefull. While 33 States so far have either begun considering or have already passed bills or resolutions affirming the proper role of the fedgov as limited by the 10th Amendment, who knows what the fedgov may do? Lincoln set the bar when he called out federal troops to disband the Maryland legislature and arrest Maryland legislators for not offering resounding support for his intention of going to war with the Southern States. And the DHS has issued a “report” that, among other things,

“…defines ‘rightwing extremism in the United States’ as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.”

Hmm, seems like the Texas legislature (as well as the legislatures of the 32 other States that have either passed or are considering passing legislation affirming limits on fedgov power, as per the 10th Amendment) would qualify as “right wing extremist groups” under the new report from DHS.

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Comment by JMBNo Gravatar
2009-04-16 04:31:12

Maybe Texans will realize that it is better to forget the Alamo.

Comment by DavidNo Gravatar
2009-04-16 09:31:17

Most of ‘em already have. *sigh* Heck, most Americans have forgotten–or never really knew or understood,

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.[emphasis added]

And I very much doubt that any more than a few Americans recall the “long train of abuses” listed in the Declaration or if they do can discern the eery parallells between that list and today’s oppressive “feddle gummint” behaviors.

The Founders were “right wing extremists” by the model of Napolitano’s Rules.

Comment by JMBNo Gravatar
2009-04-16 17:11:12

You know David, there was a time when this “long train of abuses” was also ignored, and then the shit hit the fan.

Comment by Michael BoldinNo Gravatar
2009-04-16 21:07:54

Nice post – hope to read more on this from you in the near future!

Comment by DavidNo Gravatar
2009-04-16 23:32:35

@M.B.–Ahh, you noticed my link-in, eh? Thanks for the visit.


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