by Kurt Nimmo, PrisonPlanet.com
Back in December, the Wall Street Journal had a good chuckle over Russian academic Igor Panarinâ€™s prediction that the United States would break apart by 2010. Using threadbare Cold War logic, Andrew Osborn wrote that Panarinâ€™s forecast â€œis music to the ears of the Kremlin, which in recent years has blamed Washington for everything from instability in the Middle East to the global financial crisis.â€
For the WSL scribe, Panarinâ€™s analysis is about the Red Bear â€œreturning to its rightful place on the world stage after the weakness of the 1990s, when many feared that the country would go economically and politically bankrupt and break into separate territories.â€
In fact, it was not so much â€œweaknessâ€ that destroyed Russia as it was the IMF, the World Bank, and Wall Street, in other words it was another bankster looting and fire sale scheme that brought the former Soviet Union down, not that we should expect the Wall Street Journal to admit as much. Ditto the current â€œglobal financial crisisâ€ and instability in the Middle East.
â€œMr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar,â€ Osborn summarizes. â€œAround the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces â€” with Alaska reverting to Russian control.â€
In the case of a growing number of U.S. states, however, it is not so much economic decline and moral degradation pointing the way to a â€œdisintegration,â€ but rather violations of the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791, and states restates the Constitutionâ€™s principle of Federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people. It is based on an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation: â€œEach state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.â€
Although Fox News and CNN are not telling you about it, a growing number of states are declaring sovereignty. Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering such measures.
For details on the particular bills and resolutions introduced by the above states, check out the following:
(GA bill from 1995 – similar to be re-introduced?)