The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, May 07, 2009

State Soverignity Movement Picking up Steam--but is it enough?

Via Glenn Reynolds:
NOW IT’S TENNESSEE that’s pushing a state sovereignty resolution. I saw somebody — I forget where — calling these things “neo-confederate,” but if you look at the list of states where they’ve been proposed, well, the Confederacy must be getting pretty big, to encompass places like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. But I think they’re a dumb idea — supporters would be better off getting behind Randy Barnett’s constitutional proposal, which is much more likely to make a difference.
I'm not sure I agree that the State sovereignty exercises are necessarily "dumb". They do get publicity which communicates a large public dissatisfaction for Washington's heavy-handedness, and they also provide Governors some Constitutional cover for resisting anti-Federalist tyranny.

But with that said, I do agree that the Professor Barnett'a proposal is pure gold--IF we can get organized enough to get a number of States to push it through. And that is up to us, and the time is now: it has to start at the Grassroots level. This is the "Contract for America" on steroids, but only if it has legs.

My Rx: organize or attend a Tea party meeting near you and speak up about The Federalist Bill!

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DiscerningTexan, 5/07/2009 11:48:00 AM |