Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last November's election results were a rebuke of the left's overstepping.  In retrospect, its good they overstepped.  Would they have continued at the normal bureaucratic pace, had the Tea Party not "rung the alarm bells", had some Washington fixtures not been sent packing, we might be further away from the republic we started out as, and closer to their dream of a socialist utopia.

Many on the Right (and a few on the Left) ran, won, and were sent to Washington with the goal of repealing Obamacare. They didn't repeal it.  If the Right had won the Senate...I wouldn't be writing this post...

Many, including smart people on the Right, said it could not be repealed (not enough votes in the Senate, and certainly not enough to override Obama's veto), so why talk about that?  Others, forced the vote in the House, and made their voices heard.

So what happens when Washington does what Washington wants regardless of the voice of the people? How can Washington be stopped?

The States.

Over half the States are suing the Federal Government to stop Obamacare (yes, the Federal Government is now spending our money to

Who would have ever thought... 

"...It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the State governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority. Projects of usurpation cannot be masked under pretenses so likely to escape the penetration of select bodies of men, as of the people at large. The legislatures will have better means of information. They can discover the danger at a distance; and possessing all the organs of civil power, and the confidence of the people, they can at once adopt a regular plan of opposition, in which they can combine all the resources of the community. They can readily communicate with each other in the different States, and unite their common forces for the protection of their common liberty..."   

 - Alexander Hamilton, December 26, 1787

Hamilton wrote that in Federalist 28.  The Federalist Papers were written by him, John Jay and James Madison - they were fighting for the ratification of the Constitution.  The CREATORS OF THE CONSTITUTION were telling the people, that the States were the check on the LIMITS of the Federal Government.

1 comment:

LL said...

The States are clearly the foil to an out-of-control federal government. Most liberals recoil to the 10th Amendment like vampires to a cross (hissing and screaming). Still, it's the law.

In an interesting way, moves by States to repeal ObamaCare and foolish gun control measures which disarm honest people and leave criminals heavily armed, are merely underscoring what the Founding Fathers knew might happen.