The sovereignty movement is feared and ridiculed for its independence by weak minded men who consider themselves intelligent, but are really nothing more than altar boys for the State.Details
If American citizens are to resist the rush to Obammunism they must first give up on the fantasy that the Republican Party is anything but another cabal of crooks, conmen and clowns, just like the Democratic Party. The only realistic route to freedom, including a restoration of genuine free enterprise, is through the devolution of power away from Washington, D.C. via peaceful secession and nullification, the original American ideals.Details
Dear Federal Government,
Excuse us. Some may consider such bluntness to be indecorous, but why beat around the bush? In any case, we’ve been around this bush (Bush?) too many times to count already. It’s time to let you know what we really think of you, what we say behind your back, what we whisper to each other when you leave the room.Details
â€œThe federal government should stop trying to do everything, which it doesnâ€™t do well, and start doing, and doing better, the few tasks that only it can handle,â€ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.
â€œFor instance, Uncle Sam has become a nanny-state, telling us what we can eat and how old we must be to drink. More than 100 university presidents have called on Washington to reduce the drinking age of 21. Maybe they are right and maybe they are wrong, but this isnâ€™t a job for Congress. It should be the decision of the 50 states, which have very different histories, traditions, and views of such issues.”Details
by Clay Barham
If you reflect back on how the institutions of governance grew in America, from 1620 to the present, you will see that National Government grew into its present level without much public support.Â The settlements starting in New England, as well as Jamestown, were small and managed more from a town hall perspective than any formalized institution.Â Every hamlet, town and county was an almost informal, non-national government.Â None of them existed as the means for special interests to capture the loyalty of some inhabitants, nor was there any treasury worth plundering.
They existed mainly for peacekeeping and settling civil disputes.Â Town and hamlets wrote their own laws or ordnances to establish behavioral boundaries acceptable to the majority of citizens.Â On occasion, when special interests did gain excess power, or criminals were more powerful than the peacekeepers, vigilante groups formed by citizens corrected those conditions.Â Each colony acted as its own governing institution as it related to currency, infrastructure and relations with colonies and nations outside of its boundaries.Details
by Clay Barham
Easier said, but it can be done.Â It starts with the new CEO of the Federal Government, the President, telling all those who work for the Executive Branch there will be no more hiring, except for the military.Â That means when people die or retire, they will not be replaced by anyone from the outside.Â If necessary to replace them, it will be from people already working in other departments of the government, like musical chairs.Â That is when you will see impending shrinkage of the bureaucracy.
In addition to that, you eliminate the Cabinet Departments by telling them they may neither hire nor replace at all, ever again, for certain, and if done, heads will roll. Each Cabinet chief comes into the administration for the sole purpose of eliminating the department in, say, four years.Â The result is departments will ultimately disappear and have to share necessary functions, if there are any, with the states until they are out of the loop.Â This is kind of a Tenth Amendment thing, gradually accomplished by deaths and retirements, and no replacement of those working in the Departments.Details
by Clay Barham
It is a project long overdue. We know how America runs best, when it worked best and what levels of government are most appropriate. We just need to back up and pare down. I do not know anyone who thinks the Post Office mentality operates any organization better than free people do.
We know our Declaration of Independence qualifies the role of free people and their government, and we know our Federal Constitution, as originally put forth, helped shape the way America functioned organizationally. If that is so, then we need only move back to a time when everything was best. America proved best for all people when compared to all other styles and forms of civil organization.Details
by Walter E. Williams
One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees.
A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence.
Oklahomans are trying to recover some of their lost state sovereignty by House Joint Resolution 1089, introduced by State Rep. Charles Key.Details