We need to start taking a look at the implications of Nullification. When we strike down Obamacare here in Oregon, that leaves us free to pursue another model established by us here in Oregon. Since we are saddled with John Kitzaber, we may very well be forced to make that system the HB2009 that is…Details
An extremely important issue in places like Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming – wolves. Over the years, the feds introduced Canadian wolves to the area, and residents often claim that these new wolves are wreaking havoc on their property. The crux? D.C. doesn’t allow the people of the state to do anything about the wolves without federal permission.
Some people in Montana are sick of it, and are taking action. From an article in the Helena Independent Record:Details
Actually, it’s just Republican eyewash, since the federal government does massive “off-budget spending.” That is, the official deficit is always far smaller than the increase in the national debt. I do not believe there is any political solution to what the evil entity in DC has foisted on us, nor am I fan of process…Details
The thinking of the Tea Party was co-opted the moment it started being called a Tea Party. But the original ideas hatched and awakened simultaneously in 37 states after NH state rep Dan Itse proposed a Jeffersonian states-rights defense against federal overreach. Might have been better had he never done that Glenn Beck interview. A maturing framework for this will, as Texas Governor Rick Perry said, take Governors, not Congressmen. And it will take longer. Philosophically it is simple. You have to be a Texan before you can be an America. You have to be a New Englander before you can be an American. But we lose our earthly bearings and proportions when we detach from our place, and live exclusively in the abstraction. We hover over ourselves as if in a UFO. Now China begins with the UFO delusions. But Israel begins to finds itself again on its piece of earth. Germany as well.
Change will be driven by economics, not speeches, particularly the dawning realization that the well off agrarian states in the center of the country are now being asked to support the welfare states on the edge.Details
Unbelievable! Well…. not really. Rand Paul ran as a Tea Party supporter and touted how he would fight to end earmarks. He has not even assumed office, and this vow is being jettisoned in favor of pragmatic politics. Paul now says that, as long as there are earmarks, he will add his share of them…Details
Several people emailed me when they heard I’d be speaking at Boise State University tomorrow night to tell me that if I was going to be speaking on nullification, I should know about the wolves they were facing. Honest to goodness, I initially thought they were referring to opponents of nullification. They meant actual wolves. …Details
As I watch the president of the United States jet off to India and Asia I couldn’t help but be reminded of the sharp contrasts to two of our former and greatest presidents, Washington and Jefferson. The contrast is telling and it shows how far away we have drifted from the true intentions of our founding fathers and principles.
Anyone that has read about Washington and Jefferson (school books excluded) knows that these two men spent their individual fortunes on activities that were carried out for the good of our country. In some of their letters they struggle and feel guilt for submitting their “expense reports” to the US Treasury for reimbursement. These two great men loved their country and were fiscally prudent about anything related to the newly formed republic. They considered the funds they used the people’s money. They knew everything they spent was a gift of the hard labors of the American people. They would be appalled at the current trip of our current president.Details
Thanks to Rob, on our facebook fan page, for the idea.
Dear Mr. Corbett,
I have just ordered you a copy of “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century”, by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr.. It should arrive to PO Box 1145 in Harrisburg, PA within the next week.
As you may know, Dr. Woods is a highly regarded scholar and NY Times best selling author who works with the Mises Institute. Dr. Woods has a BA from Harvard and PhD from Columbia University.
I believe that this book covers a necessary course of action for our state in order to restore balance to our republic and to resist the relentless march towards federal tyranny in America within the next two or three generations.Details
By SCOTT WONG | 11/4/10 12:44 PM EDT Updated: 11/5/10 8:58 AM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky conceded that a full repeal of the health care law won’t be possible in the short term but pledged that Republicans would use their new oversight powers in the House to keep pressure on the Obama administration and Democrats.
“We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in the next two years, and we may not win every vote against targeted provisions, even though we should have bipartisan support for some,” McConnell said during a Thursday speech at the Heritage Foundation. “But we can compel administration officials to attempt to defend this indefensible health spending bill and other costly, government-driven measures, like the stimulus and financial reform.”
We the People are in no mood for more politics as usual.Details