Tuesday, April 21, 2009

States Resisting Obama's Tyranny

One of the most important editorials you will ever read appears in an April 21 post on GetLiberty.org. It discusses the fact that a growing number of states are standing up to Obama, reminding him that the 10th Amendment protects the rights of the states, which are the rights of the people, by limiting the power of the federal government. A number of states have passed resolutions that demand Obama “cease and desist” his gargantuan government expansionism and also call to light a set of federal laws and regulations put into effect by Obama that violate the 10th Amendment - and can therefore be nullified by the states. In other words, governors around the country are telling the Obama Regime to stuff it. Titled "The States Strike Back," the GetLiberty.org editorial discusses a quiet but growing louder revolution among state governors, of which few Americans are yet aware: Last week, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) fired a warning shot across the federal government’s bow with his polite reminder that Texas could always secede from the Union. He also endorsed a resolution affirming the Tenth Amendment that has gained traction in several states, increasing the public momentum in favor of returning power to the states. Full Post... Many Americans seem to forget that, unlike many nations, our is a federal government, not a national government. Or, at least, that's what the Constitution says. Liberals and Democrats have been attacking and chipping away at the federal structure in favor of a national one for many decades now. Why? Simple. States rights allows a patchwork of laws across the nation. If you don't like the set of laws in your state or the culture they help create, you can move to another state where the political, legal and tax environments better suit you. That gives you choice. What the Democrats and Liberals do not like is your ability to choose, for that means they have less control over your lives. Getting rid of states rights only strengthens Washington's ability to dictate the rules. Think Soviet Union: From Stalin's point of view, it would have made little sense to allow Ukraine or others of its slave nations the ability to tell Moscow to go screw itself. They paid dearly for the lack of that right. Stalin, from Moscow, ruled with an iron fist. That's the kind of situation the Founders of this nation wished to avoid by guaranteeing states rights. It is exactly the kind of situation, however, that the radical leftists of the Obama Regime drool over. RELATED: Texas Governor's Secession Talk Stirs Furor Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obama’s Action States Rights, One of the Causes of the Civil War States’ Rights Hypocrites Emerge Tenth Amendment Center The Hill Blog - States Rights Are Rapidly Eroding ... Ron Paul: Secession is American - Democratic Underground Republicans have a better civil rights record than Democrats CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter!