As we observe the ignoble acts of the Senate this past weekend and our frustrations grow as we see an ever expanding central government devour more liberty and property, it’s time to state the obvious…we must force Washington DC to decentralize. The 9th and 10th Amendments will be our tool.
Implicit in the Declaration and the Constitution is an underlying principle that the final arbiter of power would be We the People.
Make no mistake about it, we’re talking about raw unadulterated power and right now, the possessor of this power lays not with the people, but with a demagogic, domineering, and malignant centralized government; one that has no justification for its actions in the “Original Meaning” of the Founders. The Founders, perhaps with the exception of Hamilton, feared exactly what we have today in Washington DC.
The House and Senate, believing themselves to be the repository of all knowledge, are poised to foist upon the average citizen, by the force of law, a mandate to use their property (money) in a manner other than their choosing. This arrogant travesty should shake us all to the core and inspire action, not mere complaining.
When so-called healthcare reform is passed, the States, supported by We the People, MUST respond forcefully. If we fail or go weak-kneed at this moment of liberty’s greatest need, the great American experiment will be lost forever; there will be no way to roll back the clock.
Therefore, the States, populated by We the People must deploy our greatest Constitutional weapons, the 9th and 10th Amendments. Shortly after ratification, these “Rights” were enshrined in the Bill of Rights and they are in no less force than they were on December 15, 1791. A state or group of states must immediately introduce, and pass not just a resolution of disagreement with the federal government, but legislation that actually defies the federal government. We the People must then force the Governor or Governors to sign it into law and transmit it to Washington DC.
The question really boils down to whether or not We the People of the 21st century are really cut from the same cloth as those in the 18th century. Time will tell.