Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Confederate politics in — Connecticut?
Hear that howl of blind, crazy panic? It’s Media Matters warning of the latest liberal nightmare come true. Up in Connecticut, Martha Dean is running for Attorney General as a Republican. She’s promised that, if elected, she’ll join the other 20 attorneys general opposing Obamacare as unconstitutional (which it clearly is).
Statists of all flavors believe the central government is all-powerful, and resistance to its benign despotism proves one’s lack of enlightenment. So Media Matters throws all the garbage it has on hand to discredit Dean. Here’s what they say about her views on State nullification:
That’s crazy enough on its own. Dean may not be arguing for an economy based on slave labor, but she is arguing — vigorously — that the legal doctrine used by slave states to defend the practice (thus starting the Civil War) is a valid and useful "tool" in our legal system.
Yeah, it’s crazy to believe there are limits to the power of the central government. To these ideologues, the Tenth Amendment was just an oversight.
The Media Matters attack piece then slams Martha Dean for quoting Dr. Tom Woods, who’s dismissed as a "secessionist" associated with that scary League of the South. Then the article resorts to the left’s favorite ploy, quoting Neocons as "conservatives" who are too patriotic to believe in States’ Rights:
According to the conservative Claremont Institute, Woods’ book of American history "is just more wheezy propaganda from the old Confederacy," and "Woods is a founding member of the League of the South, which officially declares: ‘The people of the South must come to understand that they indeed are a ‘nation” and may resort to secession if their demands are not met."
That alleged quote about the League’s threatening "demands" is pure fabrication. The Claremont Institute is pure Neocon, pro-Lincoln, and pro-big government.
The irony of all this is that what’s attacked these days as the "Southern" and "neo-Confederate" view of the Constitution is really the original American view, as Tom Woods and others have demonstrated. That in itself shows how alien and truly anti-American the Neocons and their leftist allies really are.
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." – Gandhi