Every attempt is being made by the corporate media to peg the 10th Amendment movement as just another incarnation of the Republican party. Attacks on liberty minded folks blindly color us with the same contempt previously directed at the Neo-Conservatives and other right wing groups.
There’s just one problem with their strategy- this movement is not on the Left or on the Right, not some exotic political instrument at all in fact. This movement IS the mainstream of America, from every political background.
Go to any street corner and ask about the US Constitution written so carefully by the ‘1776 Squad’ and you will find the one common view shared by average people from the right, left and center. The Constitution was carefully crafted to protect the original American dream of liberty and limited government and it doesn’t take a scholar to understand why that’s good for those outside of the political class. In fact, people from all backgrounds just get it on an instinctive level.
Many times when I am asked by a friend what the 10th Amendment is, I respond thusly-
“It basically says that if the Federal Government isn’t following the constitution, that the States don’t have to go along with it.”
Democrats and Republicans alike typically react with the same happily surprised nod.
“Yeah, that just seems obvious!” is one typical response.
This movement is not about pundits and politicians, not about the divisive partisan debate. It is about concepts that average Americans understand, like people in their own states and counties representing them, rather than DC bureaucrats. It’s about simpler and more effective rather than elaborate and wasteful. It’s about the will of the true mainstream, a group who’s viewpoint was lost on the corporate media hype machine long, long ago.
It’s about liberty and a better life for our children and grandchildren and what could be more mainstream than that?