Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Coming American Civil War

Bob Robbins just forwarded this post at World Net Daily. According to WND lawmakers in eight states have proposed bills declaring state sovereignty due to "a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control.

"...The various sovereignty measures moving through state legislatures are designed to reassert state authority through a rollback of federal authority under the powers enumerated in the Constitution, with the states assuming the governance of the non-enumerated powers, as required by the Tenth Amendment.

"The state sovereignty measures, aimed largely at the perceived fiscal irresponsibility of Congress in the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have gained momentum with the $1 trillion deficit-spending economic stimulus package the Obama administration is currently pushing through Congress."

These are exciting developments. The devolution of power to the states could throw a major wrench into the plans of the liberal establishment.


steadyjohn said...

Yes, these are interesting developments. But let us not get carried away with the Civil War idea. (I know, it's just your title) Walter E. Williams wrote back in July 2008:
"One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees. A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence."
Covering The Usurpation Day by Day, Sincerely, Steadyjohn

Anonymous said...

The No Child Left Behind Act grossly federalized and inadequately funded education and it's never been worse.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act did little to protect the public as we saw in 2008 but it did drive business away.

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act unbalanced the trouble from credit card lenders to mortgage lenders, helping trigger the surge in home foreclosures.

Anonymous said...

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act


And who was it that worked on that bill for 6 years with his banking buddies? Which senator would benefit the most by the bill? And who decided that only consumer bankruptcy needed reform? Business chapter 11 was not touched.

Biden. Delaware who was hurt the most by bankruptcy because it is the hub of banking.

Then Biden was sold a piece of land from one of the banking buddies at lower than market value.

As far as no child left behind, you cannot throw money at teachers and make them better. Either they are teachers or they aren't. In my area we were handed a property tax increase to build a school voted for by non homeowners.

Sarbanes-Oxley was a records mandate in light of the massive records destroyed with Enron fraud. If having to keep records of your business to show you are not cooking the books is a bad thing then I think we did not need those unscrupulous business anyway.

What did destroy our economy was bleeding heart democrats who said everyone deserved a home and a loan whether they could pay for it or not. Then Maxine Waters and Barney Frank and his lover Moses repeatedly saying there was no problems so why fix anything. Obama being the friend of fanny freddy, their words, continued getting donations as they were going under.

And today we are heading right back to do the exact same thing. Free interest for 10 years or 2.99%for 5 years for those who have not paid their mortgage and are in foreclosure. Lowered principal as others in the neighborhood will continue regular rates and principal. A bad debt bank those of us who did pay their mortgage will also pay for those who did not.

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