Goodbye Alberto

Here’s our take on the resignation of Alberto Gonzales: Ok, so he’s resigning. They’re going to replace him with someone awful. It’s a sad reality that the problems we face aren’t based on personalities in government, but rather, on the systemic abuse of power by politicians. Gonzales is gone. Nothing is going to change. Why?…


Fighting for States’ Rights

Reader Commentary by Chris Parker

In our system of government, built according to the blueprint of the Framers, the states are the highest governmental authority, and they themselves are subject only to the will and consent of their People. The states have the power bring an action immediately to the U.S. Supreme Court (i.e. original jurisdiction), in order to directly challenge the constitutionality of federal laws at the highest level.

They also have the power to amend the U.S. Constitution entirely on their own through the conventions procedure. Finally, with these awesome powers, they implicitly have the power to cancel or replace the U.S. Constitution if they so desire (if this were to be done, it would probably be done by using the amendment process to either substitute the Constitution’s entire text, or to merely insert an expiration date, depending on what new form of government is intended to replace it). So, the states are in no way becoming weak or powerless, no matter how many times the courts rule against them.