Plain and simple, Washington D.C. is never going to fix Washington D.C.
Not next week.
Not even after November 2014.
If you’re going to depend on a political campaign to get (R)’s or (D)’s elected to fix this problem, then you’re destined to be disappointed – and enslaved. The simple fact is that everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike, now believes that they work for a benign, but totalitarian government. They are determined to use their power “for good,” as they define it, but they’re not about to give up their power under any circumstances.
Hell, it took the House an entire year just to bring contempt charges against Attorney General Holder for his stonewalling in “Operation Fast and Furious”. And we know that the Senate will do nothing, even with all of the new revelations concerning the IRS, NSA wiretapping, Benghazi and on and on. It’s all a masquerade. Do we really want to count on these people to protect our Liberty? The idea of a limited government with enumerated powers is not even on their radar.
We burned two entire years waiting for the Supreme Court to save us from Obamacare only to have them betray our trust. How long will we wait for Congress to betray us this time around?
Although there are individual exceptions, people in groups follow their incentives. This is particularly true of politicians. The incentive for Congress is to make use of this massive grant of power that the 2010 Congress and the Supreme Court handed to them. They are not – NOT – going to voluntarily relinquish this power, regardless of whether their names are followed by (D) or (R).
In the 1770s, when faced with a totalitarian British government, Americans’ petitions for relief fell on deaf ears in London. Have we had better luck with Washington in recent years? As in 1776, the solution to the problem today lies in Raleigh and the other state capitals. In the states, the politicians’ incentives align more closely with the people.
In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison wrote – “… that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact [US Constitution], the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them….” (Emphasis Added)
And in the Kentucky Resolutions of the same year, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “…whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force…” (Emphasis Added)
Unauthoritative, Void, Of No Force!
Nullification is the answer to the tyrannical case of indigestion that plagues us because of the load of expletive that those in Washington are trying to force feed us. Join us in Raleigh to learn how we can push back against Washington, the way to do it is with our state politicians beside us. The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution reserves undelegated powers to the states and to the people. The states and the people should work together to enforce that reservation and Nullification IS the Rightful Remedy!
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