Already Rep. Lynn Faces Attacks for Nullification Statements

Already the fear-mongering and unfounded claims of slavery support have been thrown at Rep. Susan Lynn for her recent statements regarding nullification. Read the following post for all the details, but here is a taste: Rep. Mike Turner, chairman of the House Democrats’ political caucus, said Tuesday Lynn’s comments harkened back to Civil War-era arguments.…

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NYTimes: 10th Amendment Really Just a Plot By Big Health Insurance

As it so often does, the New York Times gave much-deserved credit to its readership’s intelligence Monday, with an article describing the brewing battle over health care “reform” at the state level as the work of insidious insurance lobbyists, who have apparently been plotting for years to derail the ever-shifting corporatist giveaway known as ObamaCare.…

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Pelosi Dispels Tenth Amendment “Myths”

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This email from Nancy Pelosi to her supporters is the definition of Congressional doublespeak, rife with misleading statements like:

“Rather than creating a ‘government takeover of health care,’…America’s Affordable Health Choices Act…will expand enrollment in private insurance by an estimated 6 million Americans.”

Um, Nancy, mandating that all Americans buy a certain kind of insurance from certain government-approved providers is a “government takeover of health care.” It doesn’t matter if you then call those companies “private.”

That’s like saying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are actually private entities because they are owned by individual shareholders.

Does she really think we are this stupid?

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Constitutional Contempt

Listening to the Glenn Beck show last week, I was struck by an exchange between Glenn and one of his co-hosts. They were discussing the Monica Lewinsky debacle of the late nineties and paraphrased the national dialog at the time as something like this:

Republicans: President Clinton had an affair in the Oval Office.

Democrats: No, he didn’t.

Republicans: Yes, he did.

Democrats: No, he didn’t.

Republicans: Yes, he did. He just admitted it on national television.

Democrats: It doesn’t matter.

I’ve noticed the same thing happening today in the health care debate with regard to the Constitution.

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Limiting Power is Racist?

That’s what opponents of the Constitution would like you to believe – if you oppose massive government expansion, you must be some out-of-control racist nutcase.

Like in this video:

Josh Eboch has written a number of good articles on this particular election race of late:

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/10/27/the-left-vs-the-tenthers-on-getting-states-rights-wrong/

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/10/virginia-progressives-are-getting-nervous/

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/10/virginias-ken-cuccinelli-will-be-a-much-needed-friend-of-the-tenth-amendment/