by Clay Barham
If there were ever a time where the founding principle of America, as a nation, is justified again, it is the issue of state sovereignty.Â The notion of multiple governing entities, contractually united for a few common and limited purposes, where all else are functions of each state, is apparent in the campaign of 2008.
Here’s why.Â On the one hand, we have a young, highly intellectual, quick-thinking, ambitious, good-looking man seeking to be our new compassionate socialist dictator running for office against an old airhead.Â The old airhead, easily manipulated because of his arrogance, self-centeredness and vacancy of intellect, is always in a corner defending and speaking without factual knowledge.
McCain assumes any attack from the other side against his people is immediately correct, and his reaction is to condemn his people before checking the facts.Â He also tries to justify his older positions, which have been shown unjustifiable, by compromise, as he always seeks to compromise with his opposition even before debating on an issue.Â This is driven by a fear of looking bad; a weakness the other side orchestrates.
The young man, Obama, wants everyone to simply hand over his or her liberty to him.Â He says he will watch over it and hand back that which he decides is needed from time to time, but use the rest in order to better manage the nation and its economy, all of which he wants us to accept that he is capable of doing.
If we were still holding onto the principles of the founder’s of America, maintaining the position of sovereignty of each state, then the damage done by people like Obama and McCain would be limited to a state, as was the ruin of Louisiana by Huey Long.
The limits placed upon the central government would allow little damage by men like these tinkering as they plan to do.Â After all, the central government’s only role was to protect our nation and make sure one state did not intervene in the business of another.
We dismantled those principles under Lincoln, and continued the march to dictatorship ever since, and now we have Obama who will run the whole shootin’ match as he sees fit, because we love him and want change.