Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Firestorm Brewing Between U.S. States and Federal Government
Here’s a bit of a surprise — yes, it’s another accounting of the growing State sovereignty movement, but this is from OpEdNews, whose slogan is "Progressive – Tough – Liberal." The article sketches the historical and legal foundations of States’ Rights, and on the way, notes how the Federal government is not only limited to those powers specifically delegated (not surrendered!) to it by the States, but that it has abdicated its specific responsibilities "to control our borders, our currency and our military." That, argues the author, makes DC an illegitimate government. Further, DC is assuming powers rightfully belonging to the people of the States:
Strings attached by the federal government to returning state money for federal programs may be invalid. States are rejecting federal intervention. Issues at hand involve the National Guard, Posse Commentates, and FEMA Prisons for events of rebellion
Federal negation of states’ rights is selling us out and is treasonous is among the repressive efforts against the states. States may dissolve this federal government. An effort in Missouri to push for sovereignty began three years ago when Missouri started to revive interest in its sovereignty. Other issues are 2nd Amendment Rights being taken away and the institution of civil disobedience, revolution and re-evaluation of where we want our government to go.
We’re looking at the birth of a new political lineup for a new age. The old left and right divisions no longer make sense when loyalties these days are shifting into either the camp of centralization and empire or that of localism. Those who feed off the sweat of producers demand even more control, while the producers are just now becoming aware of their exploitation — and growing power.
Things are getting mighty interesting.