A friend points me to a recent article on Foreign Policy’s website written by a career State Department employee who spent a year in Iraq trying to “win the hearts and minds” of the Iraqi people. I’ve pretty much become numb to stories about government failure, but this one left me with my forehead planted on my desk.…Details
When I was traveling to Jacksonville, Fla. for the Nullify Now! event, I posted the following on my Facebook page.
I think my loathing of TSA stems from the fact that it is probably the most “in your face” encounter I have with overreaching federal power. I know other unconstitutional acts engaged in by the fed probably have more of a detrimental impact on my day-to-day life. But when I am queued up in my stocking feet wondering if I should choose a grope or a scan, it brings unconstitutional federal power right out in the open.
It also probably has something to do with my love of aviation. Flight has always fascinated me. I worked six years in the airline industry, and I thoroughly enjoy air travel. I’m like a kid at the playground when I get to the airport. I just love it – except for the “security.”
On my way home, I was just cranky and annoyed enough to voice my displeasure. I was putting my shoes back on when a TSA agent walked past. I beckoned him over.
“Do you guys swear an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution?” I asked.
He seemed a little taken aback by the question, and asked me what I meant. Then he asked, “What are you getting at?”Details
The Declaration of Independence received the unanimous support of all of the delegates of the Second Continental Congress, they proclaimed that it was a self evident truth that men were endowed by his Creator with unalienable rights.
They believed that governments were instituted among men deriving their just power from the consent of the governed. The wanted live in a land where their life, liberty and property would be both respected and protected. They wanted a government that had limited power. They did not want a government that was big enough and strong enough to abuse their rights.Details