Contempt for Constitutional Limitations on the Federal Government

The following is from Tom Woods fabulous book:
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.

“The controversy over health care reflects a much broader and deeper constitutional void in American life.  Some fifteen years ago, a Supreme Court Justice asked the United States Solicitor General ( the government’s lawyer for Supreme Court cases ) if he could name an activity or program that, in his view, would fall outside the bounds of what the Constitution authorized the federal government to do.  He could not.

This contempt for constitutional limitations on the federal government is bipartisan and long-standing.  Unsurprisingly, when the Constitution is thought of not as the strict limitation on government that its original supporters sold it as, but as something so completely broad as almost to defy limitation, government will continue to grow.  Some federal activities have begun to alarm even those who have historically cheered government growth as a progressive force.  Yet nothing has been able to stop it.  Even Ronald Reagan, for all his charisma and rhetorical prowess, was able only to slow the growth of certain categories of federal spending.  In 1994, the Republican Party won control of both house of Congress in a historic off-year election victory.  Government would at last be shrunk, politicians assured us.

Sure it would!

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Nationalize Hollywood?

Oliver Stone: US should nationalize film industry — Yahoo! News LONDON – The propaganda power of the movies shows that the United States should follow the example of South American socialists in nationalizing its movie industry, filmmaker Oliver Stone said Tuesday.  The Academy Award-winning director of “Born on the Fourth of July” and “JFK” said…

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Obama Admin: We Lied, Health Care Mandate IS a Tax

Remember when the socialists were telling us all the lies about their unconstitutional government health care bill? Remember the lies about how we supposedly weren’t going to be required to buy health insurance…even though their law clearly says we will?

Even though their bill has a new payroll deduction systemto rob you before you even get a chance to see all the money you’ve earned?

Remember how socialists like Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) insisted this new government requirement for you to fork over your money for health care insurance you may not want isn’t a tax?

Well, now that they have their way, the socialists are starting to admit that, yes, it is a tax.

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Freedom of the Press VS. Subsidizing Newspapers

The founders knew the best check on government was the ability of the people and press to speak out against the government and its representatives freely. At the time of our founding, the press (newspapers, pamphlets, letters, etc…) were the only organized vehicles to speak through at the time. Without the “press” of the time, the general public’s ability to get information about issues would have been crippled if not for the traditional means of communications was not protected.

Subsidizing the “business” of the press was not their intention. The only consideration for the founders was protecting liberty by protecting the ability of individuals and organizations like the press to speak out against an oppressive government, and by limiting the power of the government to control the speech against the same government. To suggest that the government should have any role in ensuring a media company’s success in the market place is a total distortion of original intent.

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The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S.

This sums it up quite nicely: Despite its good intentions, San Francisco is not leading the country in gay marriage. Despite its good intentions, it is not stopping wars. Despite its spending more money per capita on homelessness than any comparable city, its homeless problem is worse than any comparable city’s. Despite its spending more…

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Patriots and Loyalists

In 1776 there were those who were known as Patriots “One who loves, supports, and defends one’s country.”  Our founders, the 56 dedicated souls that risked being hung for Treason who signed the Declaration of Independents were true Patriots.  

In 1776 there were those that were called Loyalists “One who maintains loyalty to an established government, or political party, especially during war or revolutionary change.”  

In 2010 we have a great crop of Loyalists.   We have the Democrat Loyalists and we have the Republican Loyalists.  Many of them are loyal to the throne of Washington, DC.  Others are loyal to the thrones in State Governments.  These Loyalists remain loyal to tax and spend, government welfare, corrupt and dishonest state and federal governments. They remain loyal career politicians who talk a great talk, but fail miserably when walking the walk…these are Loyalists!!

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Until Men Are All Like Angels, We’ll Need the 10th Amendment

Here’s a great article from last week’s Houston Chronicle, reminding us all why we need a government in the first place.  Men, no matter how noble today, can be corrupted in the snake pit known as Washington DC.  We can even look to FDR himself in this respect.  While governor of New York, Roosevelt touted…

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