One thing that strikes me as particularly outdated is all of the rhetoric I still see in emails and on websites labeling some as ‘Conservatives’ and others as ‘Liberals’. It seems to me that a so-called conservative who opposes state sovereignty is just as much aligned with the Federal Government as the most passionate Obama supporter. Conversely, a Democrat who takes a strong stand in support of state sovereignty and the 10th deserves to be met with praise by Tenthers.
Long have the labels of partisan politics succeeded in dividing the full and massive force of a people scorned. I want to submit to each and every one in the Tenth movement that if you do the difficult thing and welcome the ‘other side’ you are helping to assemble a Left-Right coalition that cannot be stopped.
I urge all who desire a repulsion of the Federal Government’s grasp to see our people not as Left and Right, or even center but rather as those for or against centralization.
It’s time to stop judging by labels. Give your so called opponent an opportunity to stand behind the 10th amendment and if they do, welcome them to the movement.
Those who’ve previously stood with the Republican party have been the quickest to support the 10th, partially due to a Corporate Media assault that frames sovereignty as a right-wing movement. Sovereignty is NOT a right-wing position, any more than the philosophies of the Neo-Conservatives, whose origins can be traced to Democrat Scoop Jackson. Sovereignty is not a left-wing position, despite the strong backing of the Medical Marijuana legalizers at NORML.
Sovereignty is a FREEDOM issue and in the end, freedom and liberty are the goals of most average people, even the ‘Libs’.
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