“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson
The philosophy and strategy of the Obama team, as you may have noticed, focuses so much of their message on the future, the future, it’s always the future. Well if I was at the helm and the present looked as dismal as it does, it might not be a bad idea. But it just doesn’t fit overall.
I’ll bet I’m not the first to pick up on the idea that running up massive debt to promote an endless array of unconstitutional and unproductive programs and policies is to the next generation what social security is to those who trusted in for social security… “it is a big disappointment.”
Here’s some free advice to the “Visionary in Chief:” do an about-face and start drawing from what history would love to teach you. No I don’t mean what you learned from Frank Marshall and Bill Ayers, go way back to some of our nation’s founding principles. Like you Mr. Obama, King George could not keep his poll numbers where he wanted them, and don’t you know he got put on notice by some men who were sharp enough to learn from others’ experience.
Here is a short list of grievances that King George blew off and got himself into a dilly of a pickle over.
…He (King George) has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers (czars) to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments…
…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…
There are some great high school civics books that we could all use to brush up on concepts like: Governments that are instituted among men, or consent of the governed, and state’s rights (federalism) to name just a few.
Thank goodness the states are really turning up the heat as they realize that answering to local communities while following the Pied Piper in Washington has a downside to it.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the states had sometimes behaved like independent nations — quarrelsome ones, at that. The Constitution — to which all the states freely assented — was the compromise solution. There would henceforth be things the states could do; there would be things they were forbidden to do — for instance, “enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power…” The Tenth Amendment conceded to the states, rhetorically at least, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states…”
The topic of states’ rights, or federalism, is ripe for examination in a context where deference to Washington, D.C., sometimes seems a way of life. The U.S. Constitution is “the supreme law of the land,” but the same glorious document is filled with the presence of the states, in ways large (ratification of constitutional amendments) and small (exemption from export taxes or duties).
Folks, remember: “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.”
Here is the 1-2-3 plan. In 2012, alter federal government at a fundamental level:
1. Send Obama out into the ranks of unemployed and replace him with a TRUE constitutional conservative.
2. Take control of the U.S. Senate by electing only TRUE constitutional conservatives.
3. Hold on to the House of Representatives by electing only TRUE constitutional conservatives.
Check out the Constitution, read it, see what’s in it for you. We would love to send you a free copy.