The poor fools at ThinkProgress are in denial.
That’s the only way to describe the latest screed from their blog declaring the Tenth Amendment dead as a political issue.
The logic behind this article is that since Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lost an extremely close Virginia governor’s race, the 10th Amendment is dead. This is mainly because Cuccinelli showed opposition to ObamaCare and sympathy toward it being nullified. He also said some words about charity not being the function of government. Therefore, Tenthers are evil and over.
It’s obvious that this article’s writer, Ian Millhiser, has not been checking our legislative tracker. If he had done that, he wouldn’t be so ignorant on the topic of 10th Amendment and nullification to pronounce it a dead issue. He would easily see that there is a tremendous amount of state resistance coming from all across the country targeting a wide range of issues including Obamacare, NSA spying, NDAA indefinite detention and marijuana. All of this success was conveniently ignored so the author could have room for more spin and immature popshots.
In fact, progressives like Millhiser should be thrilled with some of the issues Tenthers are focused on. Two of the greatest successes came about last year when Colorado and Washington asserted their state sovereignty and legalized recreational marijuana, nullifying long-standing federal law. If he’s really so anti 10th Amendment, perhaps Millhiser’s should get busy chiding the people of Washington and Colorado. Why isn’t he hurling baseless insults at the people of those states?
No, he doesn’t want to even address the Tenth Amendment angle of the marijuana issue – or the state pushback against NSA spying and NDAA indefinite detention – because he wants to suck his readers into his warped, hyper-partisan view of society.
The Tenth Amendment Center is working with the left and the right and everybody in between to bring people together in the fight for freedom. We work at uniting people against the evil Washington D.C. establishment, and we are proud to say that we are having more success than ever.
To quote Mark Twain, reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.
With your help, we’re going to keep expanding and being the thorn in the side of the Ian Millhiser’s of the world for many years to come.