Citizenship and the man-child president

I was turned against federalism by two things. First, when I’d walk up to get my first-grader after school in the neighborhood of Duke University in Durham, N.C., I had to keep my hand on my 3-year-old, to keep the students from touching her. They were not bad kids, but they were nervous and erratic because their mothers were addicted to heroin when they were born. The second was the president. Although I had voted for him twice, it appeared to be a mother/child relationship he had with Hillary. Lots of men — especially artists and musicians — have that because it works for them. But when it became approved by a good majority it seemed we had gotten to the end of the difficult work we started back in 1776.

The first was failure on a catastrophic scale. The nervous students had no chance. No doubt many of them are dead already. Except for my kids and maybe three others, the students were all black. The white liberals in the neighborhood, most of whom worked or taught at Duke, would try to get their kids in the “AG” classes in the public school, which contained only two or three students. If they didn’t get in, they’d send them to private schools.

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Immigration: A state or federal power?

A pretty interesting question in the Chicago Tribune: If it is unconstitutional and odious for state and local cops to enforce federal immigration laws, then why hasn’t the Obama administration sued dozens of Chicago collar counties and towns to stop them from doing it? Well, one side or the other, consistency is never something we…

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The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S.

This sums it up quite nicely: Despite its good intentions, San Francisco is not leading the country in gay marriage. Despite its good intentions, it is not stopping wars. Despite its spending more money per capita on homelessness than any comparable city, its homeless problem is worse than any comparable city’s. Despite its spending more…

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Not So Fast!

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Second Amendment applies to all states throwing the Chicago gun control ruling back to the Appeals court. See the story here.

If you are an avid believer in the right to bear arms and a gun owner, as I am, you might think this is a brilliant ruling. But on closer examination, it surely is not. Why? The Supremes used the ill conceived Incorporation Doctrine.

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When States Nullify, it’s not Rebellion – it’s Duty

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Michael Boldin interviewed by Brian Wilson on News Talk 1370 WSPD in Toledo, OH on the 10th Amendment, Nullification and the NullifyNow.com tour. Michael will be speaking in Ft. Worth, Orlando, Chattanooga and Phoenix. reserve your tickets today! “When states nullify, it’s not rebellion – it’s duty.” “Anything…

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The Case for Health Care Freedom

by State Rep Tim Jones, via mohealthfreedom.org

It is clear that Missourians not only oppose the new federal health care law, but also the individual insurance mandate in the new law that would force individuals to purchase health insurance, or face fines and penalties.  Equally troubling for Missourians are the nearly weekly updates from the Congressional Budget Office that show that, instead of reducing the federal deficits, ObamaCare will cost an additional 800 billion dollars over the next ten years.  Because of these concerns, a Rasmussen poll released this week showed that a clear majority of Missourians still want the new federal bill repealed.  Even though this opposition was made clear in town halls and tea parties, Congress passed the bill against the objections of Americans.

In an effort to protect Missourians from this dangerous encroachment on our freedoms, a bipartisan super majority of state legislators supported the Health Care Freedom Act during the 2010 legislative session. 

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Tom Woods and Jack Hunter Talk Nullification

“The Southern Avenger” Jack Hunter interviews New York Times bestselling author and Ludwig Von Mises senior fellow Thomas E. Woods, Jr. on 1250 AM WTMA, Charleston, South Carolina, July 2, 2010. Woods discusses his latest book, “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.” See Tom in person in Ft Worth and Orlando.…

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Civil disobedience on the Gulf Coast

Deroy Murdock had a devastating piece July 9th on the federal government’s unconscionable response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (http://article.nationalreview.com/437803/gulf-state-officials-should-defy-obstructionist-feds/deroy-murdock). The catalogue he provides of federal ineptitude and interference is worthy of reading in and of itself, but it is his advice at the end that I wish to draw your…

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