Does it seem cold to anyone else right now? I’m sure the answer is yes. More signs that the sub zero temperatures have extended as far down as hell appeared today, or at least what I read in the today’s Huffington Post seemed equally shocking. In Tony Blankley’s latest piece for The Huffington Post he took a very complimentary tone in regards to the Tea Party movement- a recognition that the “Tea Party movement in so many ways seems to represent the 2.0 version of our movement.”
While “our movement” was a bit vague, one is beginning to see a pattern of thought at the Huffington Post, revolving around a vision that concurs with Tenth Amendment Center.
What followed was a section that read like something we would post here, solid thought on the 10th and 17th amendments. Below are the first few paragraphs and a link to the…Huffington Post…to read more:
by Tony Blankley – Columnist, author
Posted: January 27, 2010 12:03 PM
Repeal the 17th Amendment
As I was preparing to write a column on the ludicrous maligning of the Tea Party movement by liberals, Democrats and the mainstream media (which I hope to write next week, instead), I started thinking about one of the key objectives of the Tea Party people — the strict enforcement of the 10th Amendment (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”).
As an early 1960s vintage member of the then-new conservative movement, I remember us focusing on the 10th amendment during the 1964 Goldwater campaign. It has been a staple of conservative thought, and the continued dormancy of 10th amendment enforcement has been one of the failures of our now half-century-old movement.
But just as the Tea Party movement in so many ways seems to represent the 2.0 version of our movement, so I again thought about the 10th amendment anew. After about 10 seconds’ thought, it struck me that the best way to revive the 10th Amendment is to repeal the 17th Amendment… read the rest here