by Eric Dalton
For those of us who have long recognized the virtues, advantages, and strengths of federalism and strong adherence to the 10th Amendment, it has seemed like we have been shouting into the wind, desperate to be heard.
We recognized early on that the predations of the federal government and the lust for power of DC politicians and bureaucrats could only be restrained by states acting as sovereigns asserting their Constitutional prerogatives rather than acting as mere administrative units of the federal government.
Given birth by the aggressive overreach of the Obama administration and the Democrats through the cram down of Obamacare, the TEA Party ignited a resurgent interest in our Constitution and the check that the states can provide against federal power.
The interest in the Constitution as a restraint on the federal, central, government has led to a slow rediscovery of the much maligned 10th Amendment and the concept of federalism. The intensifying interest in the 10th is driven by an almost panicked desire to stop an insatiable and rapacious federal government that is devouring more and more of our liberties.
Perhaps if the GOP in DC had some semblance of a spine and an interest in protecting us from the socialists that have take over the Democrat party the 10th Amendment wouldn’t be experiencing a rebirth, but unfortunately we know we can’t count on those in DC to look out for us. Perhaps we will look back one day and see that the aggressiveness of the Social-Democrats and the weakness and fecklessness of the GOP were the spark that lit the fire of liberty that saved our republic.Details