One day in January 1811, Thomas Jefferson wrote to a French man of letters whose book he so much admired that he translated it into English and saw to its American republication. Along the way, he explained to the Frenchman why there had been such a difference between the outcomes of their countries’ revolutions. “The true barriers [defenses] of our liberty in this country,” Jefferson instructed, “are our State governments; and the wisest conservative power ever contrived by man, is that of which our Revolution and present government [the Federal Government] found us possessed.”Details
The Constitution created a federal government with powers that, as James Madison said, were “few and defined.” Yet today the feds have their paws in almost every pocket of American life. How did that happen? One reason is that if you don’t know much about the Constitution’s language, you can misread those “few and defined…Details
by Joe Schembrie, LewRockwell.com
The Establishment Media is hyping the dire prophecy of a Russian professor that the United States will have a bloody civil war and “disintegrate,” after which the secessionist regions will be absorbed by other nations. The Establishment Media Moral: we must patriotically embrace our federal government or face horrendous consequences.
Certainly a full-blown civil war would be hellish. With modern weapons the casualties could exceed all our other wars. The disruption of food production and distribution chains in our specialized economy could trigger famine. To be imperially dominated by other nations could well mean the loss of our civil liberties.Details
by Dave Nalle
You may not have heard much about it, but thereâ€™s a quiet movement afoot to reassert state sovereignty and stop the uncontrolled expansion of federal government power. Almost half of the state legislatures are considering or have representatives preparing to introduce resolutions which reassert the principles of the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution and the idea that federal power is strictly limited to specific areas detailed in the Constitution and that all other governmental authority rests with the states.Details
by Rich Hand
It is completely out of control in Washington DC. We have a bunch of bumbling idiots in charge of the treasury and the countryâ€™s future. Talk of trillion dollar deficits, cap and trade, bailouts, tax welfare to those that donâ€™t pay, taking over our healthcare and economy; like in the Meatloaf song â€œParadise by the Dashboard Lightâ€ where the woman screams â€“ â€œSTOP Right There, before we go any further do you love me, will you never leave me…â€
The state Governors must pull out their pocket constitution and read the 10th amendment carefully for their next step in strategy. Instead of putting their hands out, they should be shutting the door on the federal government. As Raficki in the Lion King says to Simba- â€œIt is time…â€Details
by Steve Kubby
“States’ Rights” is an Anti-Libertarian Concept
The concept of federalism is properly used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between the federal government and the states.
In contrast, the term “states’ rights” is a fraudulent and profoundly ANTI-Libertarian concept that has no other purpose but to deceive and rob us of our natural, inalienable, inseparable, non-transferable rights as human beings.Details