Tag Archives: States Rights

The Homeless have been Found!

Get Ready Folks, I have it on good authority that after a roughly 8-year absence the homeless have finally been found!

Just in time for the Mid-Terms, and filling that need for an issue to balkanize the voter base, The Homeless have been located in Los Angeles.  Who Knew?  (well… everyone… for three decades… which is why it’s a tired, clichéd, leftist election cycle play employed whenever they are out of power… but whatever.)

I’ve been informed there will be a fresh set of lawsuits filed in California with the purpose of demanding state authority to Force homeless people into state-run facilities.  We used to call these sanitariums, but I’m confident there will be a new euphemism crafted…  maybe something Japanese like “Happy Lucky You Homes!”

I would like to think that California’s Leftists are genuinely concerned about the homeless epidemic and are seeking solutions, but I’m too old and too jaded to believe it to be true.  I suspect, based on well honed cynicism, the issue will simply be used to freshen the Homeless epidemic in California as ‘new’ and somehow the responsibility of the Republican led Federal Government… not California Leftists.  Additionally, I suspect that trying to make this a Federal Issue is about siphoning Federal Taxpayer Dollars into California’s coffers to prop up decades of terrible Socialist Policy initiatives.  (Always remember, Socialists are not about actually solving problems.  Within the Socialist Governing Paradigm problems are to be used to secure money from Taxpayers and keep The Useful angry.)

It’s going to be an interesting year.

 


Texas sized Balls and the 10th Amendment

Governor Rick Perry’s latest move to put the Texas National Guard on the Border has most certainly caused indigestion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

I have no doubt that the Administration is desperately trying to find a way, a ‘need’, to call up the Texas Guard for overseas deployment as I tap this out.  If the President and his men can figure out how to send some troops overseas without ‘sending troops overseas’ and removing them from the southern border you’ll be hearing about it soon.  I suspect very soon.

This raises an interesting, and often danced around, issue.  What value remains in the 10th Amendment?

I believe the current Marxist/Socialist ‘thinkers’ at the White House, and those same useful types spread through Congress, are looking for a fight over States Rights.  I’ve touched on this in ‘Attacking the 10th’.

And, this move by the Governor of deploying His State’s Army/Militia might be the straw the camel cannot carry.

I don’t have a particular feeling for Governor Perry one way or the other, but I certainly have strong feelings when it comes to a Limited Federal Government and “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people..  So I happen to think this is a bit of genius.  In fact, Arizona would be wise to follow suit.

Why?  Because I too am looking for a fight over States Rights.  I’m ready for a melee revolving around very, very clear language found in the Bill of Rights.  I long for a serious Constitutional and Founding Documents debate in which the Left initiates and which has nothing to do with giving away more of our tax money, some new gender or a freshly fabricated Offense.

How would this fight come about?  All that has to happen is for Obama to request the Texas National Guard to go somewhere, anywhere other then the border, and for Perry to reply ‘Sorry, they’re busy.’.  While most folks have no idea that the Governors must OK the deployment of they’re respective Guard units… most folks have no idea period but I digress… They do have control and the ability to say ‘No.’.

It will be interesting to see what happens.


It’s the Law of the Land!

The latest drumbeat offered up by the Liberal Progressives in Government is “Obama Care is the Law of the Land and those who oppose it should just accept that and move on.”

This is an interesting point of view.

Do the Democrats feel this way about… Immigration? The Defense of Marriage Act? States Rights? The Second Amendment? House and Senate Rules? Voter Intimidation? Birth Control for 12-year olds? Minimum Wage Laws? IRS intimidation? NSA Domestic Spying? Debt Ceilings?

Or better yet, do they feel the same way about handing out waivers and subsidies saving their friends from Obama Care? Waivers and Subsidies, it should be mentioned, that they have no constitutional authority to give out…

This argument must be designed for the Kool-Aid swigging useful idiots as it is truly unbelievable to even those of us who went to public school and swig beer.


Run Away! Run Away!

Apparently it’s no longer a laugh line from Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

According to our Attorney General, Eric Holder, it’s “your duty” to retreat when threatened.

Your Duty… to Run Away.

du·ty
 [ dootee ]
  1. obligation: something that somebody is obliged to do for moral, legal, or religious reasons
threat
 [ thret ]
  1. declaration of intent to cause harm: the expression of an intention to cause harm or pain
  2. sign of something bad: an indication that something unpleasant or dangerous is going to happen
  3. somebody or something likely to cause harm: a person, animal, or thing likely to cause harm or pain

Please take a moment and think about this.

Our Attorney General, who is the legal mouthpiece for the President of the United States, has stated in no uncertain terms that you must retreat when threatened by anyone wishing to do you harm.  And make no mistake… taking your stuff, threatening your well-being, or both, is “doing you harm”.

According to Mr. Holder, you are obligated to give that person, or persons, whatever they want if they demand it.  Could be your Wedding Ring, could be your child, could be your body.

You have no right to protect yourself, or your property, if another individual is willing to harm you.

Sounds to me like it’s “Open Season” on all of us who are not inclined to break the law.  Sounds like a Thug empowerment seminar.  Sounds like pandering for the criminal vote.

The only legitimacy this idea enjoys is born out of the concept that we should leave such matters to the police (the government).  It is a flawed idea.

I respect the police.  It is a difficult and dangerous job.

However, the police are the SECOND line of defense against crime.  They exist to catch criminals AFTER they have committed the crime… as it should be.

YOU are the FIRST line of defense… as it should be.

Why is this?

Because you do not… do not… do not… want to live in a country where there is a police officer on every corner.  These places exist, and judging by the numbers, you don’t even choose to vacation there.

So, this leaves YOU.  And surprisingly unknown to our current leaders, our country was designed that way.  The responsibility to defend ourselves is integral to our freedom and liberty.  In fact, our ability to defend ourselves, and our property, is considered an inalienable right.  Does that phrase sound familiar?  It should.

As you age, and pay attention, it becomes disconcerting when you realize the level of ignorance some of us find acceptable in our leaders.

Or is it ignorance?

Could it be they know exactly what they are saying?

If so, does that make you feel better?


A Suggested Response for Arizona…

Since the Executive Branch of the United States has unilaterally decided what laws to enforce and what laws will be ignored…
I suggest Arizona return the favor.
From this point forward and until the Federal government returns to its responsibility of enforcing all the laws of the land including those they find distasteful, Arizona should unilaterally cease to enforce certain laws originating from the Federal Government.  Particularly, but not limited to, those laws and regulations originating from departments falling under the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch.
I would offer up everything from the EPA… then the Dept. of Education… and follow up with the DEA and FBI.  You could throw in the IRS for good measure.
They don’t have to be overt about it… just radio silence, so to speak. Simply stop cooperating.  Call it operation “All Quiet on the Western Front”.

It is time to argue the 10th Amendment and states rights.
Arizona simply wants to defend their sovereignty… and the Left is hell-bent on defending their welfare dependant potential voters at the Federal level.
I happen to favor a simple solution to the immigration problem that I have outlined in a previous post titled La Gran Mentira. It does not extend citizenship rights to foreign workers. It does not allow for union membership of foreign workers. It does, however, make it easy for foreigners to come to the U.S. and work if that is what they choose to do. It also respects the fact that whatever money they make is their to do with what the wish. And… yes they will have to pay taxes just as we do anywhere else in the world we choose to work… without the right citizens of those countries enjoy.
This is not hard.
But my solution does not provide for the foreign workers to be stripped of their wages by compulsory Union dues. And it does not allow for them to head to the voting booth in order to effect the lives of millions of Americans with their vote.
If they find having Union bosses steal from them and voting for more of it to be desirable they will have to get in line like everyone else not born here.
I welcome them.

Frankly I find naturalized citizens to be better Americans on the whole as they know why it is here that they want to b e versus the country they left behind.
So… to make a long missive longer. Let’s start a fight and have not only a national debate, but a national education on what Federalism means and how this republic was designed. It certainly hasn’t happened in our public schools for the last 50 years… and we are all suffering for it.