“The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not.”
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Whenever the people who make up the federal government, either as individuals, as departments or as branches, exercise power not expressly delegated to them as specified in the Constitution, they are usurping the authority of either the states or the people.
Our class war is no different from other class wars throughout history. The contest which matters is the contest between the ruling class and the citizens who desire to live in freedom.
When a left-liberal friend expresses disappointment with Obamaâ€™s war on the Bill of Rights, just note that it was inevitable. This is a party that is hostile to private property, the anchor of all individual liberties and rights, and enamored of the managerial central state, the greatest modern enemy of all liberties.
Like the People, the States have the power and the responsibility to refuse to consent to Unconstitutional laws.Â We must all make sure that our own State officials are aware of this responsibility.
We voters have been suckers for too long. Federal politicians of today are, for the most part, intelligent, but disingenuous. They are great at dishing out rhetoric and spin, and they are most acutely skilled at avoiding substance as much as possible. It is marketing over substance.
Today’s brand of patriotism (at least as expressed by many) is totally foreign to the fundamental principles of liberty upon which America was built. Its focus is government, not liberty.
For over a century, the U.S. government survived quite well without an income tax. It operated a small, constitutional government on the revenue from tariffs and excise taxes. Can we ever return?
It seems clear that Washington today is constitutionally stoned. Only a return to the constitutional balance of federalism â€” of strong, sovereign states that check the overreaching intrusions by the federal government â€” will restore the principles of liberty and prosperity that made this nation the light to the world.
The Constitutional solution for social justice champions would be to implement their programs at the state level. The founderâ€™s knew that different regions would have different needs and priorities, so they did two things.
The question is, Will my State raise the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag and sincerely defend my liberties? And the follow-up question is, If my State will not do it, which states will, and what will I do?
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