Friday, February 27, 2009
South Carolina House Adopts State Sovereignty Resolution
This spells things out pretty clearly:
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State, and shall exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right pertaining thereto, which is not expressly delegated by them to the United States of America in the congress assembled …
The body of the resolution is here.
So the question is: What’s next?
As Joe Biden told ABC News, "Opportunity presents itself in the middle of a crisis." And the Obama Administration is clearly using the current crisis to reconstruct the nation, including the imposition of socialized medicine and central control over the entire economy. Will the government continue to provoke in order to justify martial law? As more States assert their sovereignty, at some point DC may well decide to use the situation as an excuse to tighten its grip. Obama could then take care of that Constitution he finds so restricting.
And then Obama’s dream of imitating Lincoln may very well come true.