The Party System is Being Trumped by the Constitution

The GOP is showing its true colors as the Tea Party continues to throw the old guard out in primary elections. They are taking the ball and going home. They are giving up a number of fights by withholding money from the duly elected candidates in the Republican Primaries.

It is a circle the wagon attitude by the two parties as the political class is being thrown from power by the power of the people. Both democrats and republicans that have enjoyed the power given to them by the people and are now criticizing the will of the people by inflicting harsh attacks and tactics against the same people they supposedly work for.

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Rejoice: Rick Sanchez Will Tell Us What To Think

Isn’t that a relief?  In his latest instruction to the masses, CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls “states’ rights” a “racist” term.  Now leaving aside the objection that “states don’t have rights; people do” (the term is merely a kind of shorthand, after all), Sanchez is of course in his Enforcer role here, letting us all know…

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VA Senator McEachin: The 10th Amendment has been “Deemed” Unconstitutional

From Henrico Senator, Donald McEachin, and courtesy of the Richmonder blog, comes the latest flaccid attempt to cast the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as alternately “unconstitutional”, “illegal” and “neo-confederate”.

It seems McEachin is perturbed by Gov. McDonnell’s recent decision not to publicly confirm or deny the fact that sovereign states have the power to judge for themselves the constitutionality of federal laws.

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Your Choice: Thomas Jefferson or the Status Quo

When I appeared before hundreds of members of the Iowa GOP late last June on the eve of the state party convention and received a standing ovation from throngs of party loyalists, I knew the business-as-usual crowd would be annoyed. I had just finished explaining that if we are serious about limiting government, as opposed…

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The Political Inquisition Begins

If this article doesn’t frighten you, it’s probably because you aren’t doing anything that really threatens to limit big government. As I read this article, a sinking feeling started to develop in the pit of my stomach. Is this what happens when patriotic citizens and state legislators begin to actually challenge entrenched RINOs and upset the statist quo? Frankly, it’s more than a little scary.

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How to Out-Left the Left

A couple of days ago I appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Nullification, my new book.  Although the conversation was probably more civil than what would have unfolded had I been a leftist on many right-wing programs, I had my share of shocked and appalled callers.  I think I handled them pretty well.  WPR wrote to…

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Left-Liberal Columnist: Eek, Nullification!

Much as I’d like to think some people on the Left might reject knee-jerk nationalism, articles like this one are all too typical.  Let me paraphrase: nullification (which the poor guy can’t even define) and rebellion are wicked.  Cut it out.  Obey your overlords.  You are born to be ruled.  And forget that “question authority” thing…

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States’ Rights Are Not Wrong

A very long, but well-documented article on the history of nullification – and its current efforts in ….of all places …. the Huffington Post. Read it – it’s really good, and gives great ammo for discussing this issue with your friends on the left. We all have them. Admit it. (I even have a few…

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