A few weeks back, I mentioned a resolution in the Texas Legislature that pretty much said: "Hey, federal government, get off of our lawn!" Which, in legal terms, means that some in Texas believe the federal government has become a monster never anticipated by the Constitution and it is the States that rightfully should have the vast majority of the power. (You'll hear people quote the Tenth Amendment which says that unless the Constitution expressly provides a power to the federal government, that power is possessed by the States.) Ron Paul believes it. Right wingers believe. Libertarians believe it. Heck, I believe it having preached it for years. (I wrote a boring, yet insightful, article on it back in 1997 during my DA days.) Rick Perry has stunningly (for him) decided that this is a pretty good horse to ride, and he has been everywhere today preaching the "State's Rights" message. He's been promoting the Resolution cited above and has rattled off "Tenth Amendment" in every other sentence. (He even made it to the Sean Hannity Radio Show.) Well, it all comes to a head tomorrow when a variety of anti-big government Tea Parties take place across the nation. Those in Texas are really jumping on this band wagon, and Gov. Perry is supporting them all -- if not taking the lead. (There will even be one in Decatur at the courthouse.) I just think it is too late. The federal government will always be a 500 pound gorilla and no "peaceful" revolution will ever change that. Too many people are apathetic. I care, I just think it's a hopeless cause. It may take a revolution, but it won't be at the ballot box. And I don't see that ever happening until a complete economic collapse has all of us raiding grocery stores before all the food is gone. Then we'll start from scratch again.
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