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August 13, 2009

"When in the course of human events…"

"When in the course of human events…"


By Justin Williams

Many historians agree, the United States of American was founded with federalism at its core. This meant that each state would have it's own jurisdiction to govern its citizens on all accounts that were not granted to the federal government or banned to the states.

A "state" is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially: one that is sovereign" [emphasis theirs]. But it is clear that the states that were once near-independent bodies are now nowhere near sovereign.

And increasingly, as the Obama Administration turns the screws on states rights, the sovereign citizens are fighting back.

They understand, as did the founders, that the centralization of power was a bad idea. As Thomas Jefferson put it "The way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to."

Federalism, through the competition between states for taxpayers, gave citizens of the United States another mechanism to check their governments -- and that was with their feet. But, like other well-intended programs, it didn't take long for the federal government to encroach upon this vital principle.

One example of this is the legislation called the No Child Left Behind Act, which brought blankets of red tape into a sector of the government that had historically been reserved for the states. And the usurpacious Interstate Commerce Act has imposed myriad restriction upon the individual states tying funding to meeting dictates.

But, millions of Americans now decided that enough is enough, and Obama's health care and economic "reforms" have finally triggered a states right revolt. Thirty-seven states have proposed a resolution to exert their state as sovereign. And more are expected to follow.

The Governor of Texas, Rick Perry (R), has been one of the staunchest supporters of reinstitutionalizing state rights ever since legislation was proposed by the federal government to socialize health care. He stated, "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..." and suggested the possibility of secession.

In short, the current growth of government under the past two administrations has put the states in a situation where they must threaten to leave the union -- all because the federalism ideal has been forgotten.

While the founders argued that the states needed a central authority to defend themselves against a common enemy, they did not make the argument that the states should give up their sovereignty to achieve that. And, they never even remotely imagined that the "common enemy" would become the federal government itself.

But that is exactly what has happened.

Of course, the Obama Administration and Congress are showing no signs of stopping the fleecing of the American people. So, the states and the people have decided to stand up and take back their state sovereignty before their state citizenship, like private health insurance becomes, a thing of the past.

Soon, the "feds" may be faced with a dire choice: either return to the tenets of federalism or be prepared for today's "ragtag army" of rebels to echo the actions of the founders and "dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another."

Mr. Obama, meet Mr. Jefferson.


By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept,
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare,
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wild Thing's comment.......

Today, it would seem, the United States has seated as president a man who possess no value for the tenets of Natural Law; who sees no duty to maintain the beacon of freedom and liberty; and who purposely and deliberately turns a deaf ear to the cries for freedom from every corner of the Earth in deference to the will of the one-world philosophy of neo-Marxism.

Today, because of neglecting our constitutional duty to civic responsibility and governmental oversight, politics has replaced government and Marxist collectivist ideology has replaced the philosophies and belief systems of our Founding Fathers.

Today, we are told by the powers that be that if you believe in defending the United States Constitution, that if you believe in the sanctity of our Charters of Freedom, that if you believe in sovereignty and allegiance to our great nation, that the Department of Homeland Security considers you someone about whom they should be concerned.

....Thank you Richard for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 13, 2009 06:47 AM


Ran as a centrist. Then when he got the job, he went right straight to his communist roots. No other explanation is necessary or required. Barack"hussein the shitstain" obambozo is a full fledged, card carrying communist.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at August 13, 2009 09:20 AM

There were no secrets Glenn, all the information was available and public. Its just that the media and the kool-aid drinkers preferred to disregard it as right wing bullshit. I think that some may finally be realizing what a mistake they made and what a mistake Blowbama truly is.

As a side note, if you're ever out SoCal way, let me know and I'll whip up a batch of latkes for you. There are none finer than mine. ;]

Posted by: Eddie (Obama Hater) at August 13, 2009 12:00 PM

The original concept of Federalism was a grand idea. It seemed to work well for over 200 years. The Tenth Amendment to The Constitution also worked well. Now, both have been bastardized and ignored. Luckily, maybe, enough Americans will have awakened to this concentrating all power to Wash DC to actually stop the power grab. Possibly it may even be reversed. We will see.

If obama has his way, the "57" states will lose all their Constitutional powers, then America will give up it's power and plenty and the whole world will be one big happy united brotherhood. Yep, we can all be like Cuba or Zimbabwe with a benevolent leader like obama.

Posted by: TomR at August 13, 2009 02:17 PM

Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET, yes he
is a full on communist.I wish more people
would have listened when we all told them
his history of how he was taught by his
mentor and others.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2009 01:09 AM

Tom, that really concerns me. It
shocked me when I saw that 2001
interview of his hate for our
Constitutiono, I knew he would
do all he could to trash it and
that is just what he has been

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2009 01:11 AM