The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

California: Truth and Consequences

From Tom McGuire, the aftermath of the California Tax Revolt:

This video helps to explain the likely consequences of the California tax revolt. And here is footage depicting California within a few years time.

But seriously - here is a bit of real coverage.

Obviously the MSM hates the story. As it should be. No wonder they are all going bankrupt.

Today I heard an interesting suggestion from Mark Levin: if California can pass its own emissions standards, thus holding automakers in other states and countries hostage to its trade unionists and screwball chicken little "Climate scientists", then--rather than bowing to their insane "demands"-- automakers should reply by treating California like Cuba--i.e. they should only sell to states who do not have such draconian standards and let the Californians either drive the old cars or make their own. Furthermore (Levin continued), using the same Interstate Commerce Clause that the California legislature is invoking to impose its emissions standards, then why shouldn't other States like Texas and Louisiana and West Virginia--which are exploring and drilling their own oil or mining their own coal--use the same Interstate Commerce Clause to just tell the other states, as their prices rise for gasoline and electricity: "you are on your own."

I am paraphrasing, but you get the idea. If enough State Legislatures were to stand up to Washington and say "enough is enough", what started out as tea parties and now has morphed into a full-scale tax revolt in the bluest of Blue states, could turn into a full scale Federalist wildfire. All the fire needs is for the people in the other States to step up and say "enough".

South Carolina's Governor, Mark Sanford, has set a good example towards this end by vetoing large portions of the State budget rather than accept Federal bailout money--and the Federal mandates that go with that money. Maybe it is time to encourage State legislators in our respective States to take similar action.

Now if only some real Republicans would get out in front of this movement at a national level, maybe we would really get somewhere.
DiscerningTexan, 5/20/2009 06:35:00 PM |