Is this a Federalist/ Anti-Federalist Debate?

There are current cries from self-proclaimed Federalists in support of a strong National government, saying that those who believe in states’ rights are the Anti-Federalists. However these self-proclaimed Federalists are really today’s current Neocon Republicans, Democrats and Statists.

Or maybe they are remnants of the of the18th Century, the Loyalists.

They are defining the Tenthers as Anti-Federalists. They believe that our current debate in this country is in vain, and our vision of this country’s founding is an illusion. They say that those in favor of states’ rights, the Neo- Anti-Federalists of our time and are the loser against the current status quo government of Neocon Republicans and Democrats. Today’s Loyalists fancy themselves a Federalist believing our country was founded on a strong federal government whose only obstacle at the time of Revolution was the states.

Are the current politics of our time really a Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist debate? Is this really a game of winners versus losers? What was the vision of the Founding Fathers in regard to our federal government? What really was stated in the Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers?


Don’t trust the media…get the facts

Elections are fast approaching, and there is a lot more at stake than the presidency.

In 10 states, nullification legislation targeting issues ranging from federal health care to marijuana legalization are on the ballot.  No matter what the issue is, the local media in a number of these states are falling in line with their network big brothers, spewing false propaganda to the voters.

In Florida, where Amendment 1 banning health insurance mandates is on the table, local news stations such as WTSP (10) St. Petersburg and CBS (4) in Miami are trying to convince voters that because of the Supreme Court ruling the vote is of no consequence.

“If your employer doesn’t provide it for you, there’s a penalty. And this is saying that you don’t have to pay that penalty if you don’t get insurance,” says USF political science professor, Seth McKee.

If passed, the amendment would prevent penalties for not purchasing health care coverage. McKee says the problem is that it doesn’t matter if you vote YES or NO, because in June, the US Supreme Court came down with a decision that upheld the law and ruled that you do have to pay that penalty.


United Nations Observes U.S. Elections

The Tenth Amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” ThOSCEe Constitution does not say how elections are to be run so this power falls to the states. It cannot be delegated to the the United Nations.
The  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is a partner with the United Nations.

It has been monitoring U.S. elections for fair practices in the 2004, 2008 presidential elections and the 2010 midterm elections.

On October 12, 2012, a letter was sent to OSCE Ambassador Daan Everts. OSCE Ambassador Everets It was was signed by the leaders of eight organizations: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, League of Women Voters, Asian American Justice Center, Member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Demos, Project Vote. The letter asked for “election monitoring, are in place in key areas around the country, and believe your presence would be particularly critical in districts in Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.”

Currently OSCE plans to deploy fifty seven observers. It is not clear where they will go, but it has outraged Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.


Was JFK Assassinated Because He Opposed the Fed?

I run into this claim quite a lot. A lot of the people advancing it are fans of G. Edward Griffin, and this is why I find it so odd that this theory has gained so much traction. Griffin discounts the theory in his excellent book The Creature from Jekyll Island. More on that in a minute.

There seems to be a desire among some end-the-Fed people to believe that we’ve had a few good presidents who have tried to stand up for the people but were tragically stopped by the bankers. Thus we hear this fake quotation, attributed to Woodrow Wilson, quite a bit: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

The first two sentences of this quotation are entirely fabricated. The rest come from a book Wilson published in 1913, before the Fed was even created.


New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate supports nullification

In the New Hampshire Gubernatorial race this year,  incumbent John Lynch stepping down and retired.  The two choices offered up are Republican nominee Ovide Lamontagne and on the blue side Margaret Hassan.

For a constitutionalist, the choice seems clear enough.

Hassan served in the N.H. Senate as the Democratic Whip.  Under her tenure, programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the Education Accountability – SB 180 among other big government minded programs were implemented.

Lamontagne preaches the Ronald Reagan gospel of less government, adherence to the Tenth Amendment, and state sovereignty.  In a recent debate for his party’s nomination, Lamontagne was asked “Would you sign a bill passed by the legislature to nullify an action of the federal government?”   In his response he said if other avenues were exhausted, and the legislature passes a bill to nullify Obamacare, “I will sign that bill.”   He also commented, “shame on us,” stating that New Hampshire should have been the first state to sue the federal government over Obamacare.

Although both candidates are career politicians, and lawyers, Lamontagne seems to understand the proper role of government.  When he was the head of the N.H. Department of Education, he said no to $9 million in federal funding, rejecting the “Goals 2000” program with the understanding that it would initiate more federal control over New Hampshire’s freedom to educate.