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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

10th Amendment Resolutions- Wastes of Time and Paper

To date, 38 states have introduced 10th amendment resolutions asserting state sovereignty and giving the Federal Government a "cease and desist" order. Only one problem, they aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Out of 8 states that have passed such a resolution, only 2, Alaska and Tennessee are the only two to have their Governors sign them. And NONE of them have the strength of law. They are non-binding resolutions only. All they are, and I'll admit to being caught up in it too, are attempts to pacify the people at home. They are merely stabs by the state politicians to keep their jobs and show their "independence".

It is all a crock of warmed up horse manure. If the politicians would like to truly tell the government how their constituents felt, they would make it STATE LAW. Not some worthlessly wordy non-binding resolution that no one will remember 2 years from now. The more I hear about these resolutions the more I want to punch congressmen in the forehead.

I'm telling you right now, the state that stands up and tells the Feds to butt out with a binding state law, I am moving there the next day. Fat chance of that, even Texas is too cowardly to actually stand up and kick the Feds in their asses.


Gramma 2 Many said...

Would there be room for all of us?
I'm tired, so tired. It is time to clean out every closet and burn all of the rubbish and start over.
When will we do it?

Joe said...

The punch in the head may be too high.

dmarks said...

And what about the ridiculous "minimum wage" laws? It just went up, which will mean thousands of people fired from their jobs.

However, it will be small businesses forced by the government to fire people, and they don't make headlines like when GM or Harley-Davidson does this.

Greywolfe said...

welcome dmarks. Yeah, the minimum wage laws are another example of the Federal Government sticking their noses in where they aren't needed and have no constitutional place. And like all other socialist laws they do as much or more damage than they help.

Joe, I'm thinking you are right. Probably need to kick them in the ass, as that is most usually the location of their grey matter.

Gramma 2 Many, I watched a video on the weathermen underground (william ayres' group) and I guess what really pisses me off is that I find myself in agreement with their desire for an overthrow of the government. However, my reasons and motivations are 180 degrees counter to their infantile desires for a socialist utopia. I want our constitution and freedoms back.

It's hateful to me that I have to contemplate the possibility that I will one day have to take up arms against my own government but that is exactly where I am.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Well, I sadly agree. But I do hope that the resolutions are a step in the right direction. We have to have hope don't we;) I've been watching cartoons lately to lessen the blow of reality. It sure can be fun! heheheheheh

Always On Watch said...

To use the 10th Amendment effectively, the attorney general of a particular state needs to be on the ball and force something that is binding via the state's supreme court.

Greywolfe said...

AOW, thanks for stopping in. In order for the Attourney General of a state to do something, they have to have a congressional mandate telling them to. Most have a very limit political views that extend only so far as the next election.

No, each state will have to make their 10th amendment assertions law if there is any hope of the states standing up to the government.

Greywolfe said...

Disa, I prefer bugs bunny. Uncut Warner Bros. cartoons are the best thing on the planet for a case of reality shock.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Yeah well GW:
I get enough of crushing reality each day for the moment. And Bugs Bunny is quite hilarious. I love Daffy Duck too.

Ducky's here said...

The only solution is to get rid of the cameras, the metal detectors, secret service ... all of it and allow concealed carry in the Senate chambers.

Ducky's here said...

Probably the worst aspect of this minimum wage law is that it doesn't help tipped workers, who are taking it on the chin right now.

They are among the most poorly paid and they get no relief. Time to introduce legislation to resolve this.

Ducky's here said...

I watched a video on the weathermen underground (william ayres' group) and I guess what really pisses me off is that I find myself in agreement with their desire for an overthrow of the government.


The Weather Underground documentary. That is a very good piece of work. You don't come away from that quite so certain.

Greywolfe said...

Ducky, Let's talk about your comments. And thanks for no drive by drivel. First, CC laws in Congress.... Oh the possibilities.

As for the notion that the worst part of minimum wage laws is who it leaves out is not the point. The point is, there is no Constitutional mandate that allows Congress to say how much people can make. It's extra-constitutional and therefore wrong. And does more harm than good besides. If you artificially inflate pay you have the necessity of at least one of two things happening: first, the very real possibility of artificially raising prices on goods and/or services, and secondly, the probability of a reduction in job growth due to loss of revenue from increased prices and decrease of profits overall.

The weathermen documentary was indeed a good piece of filmography, however, the only thing I came away with is a certainty that socialism is an extremely juvinile dream. It's never going to be possible to run a truly socialist nation effectively or efficiently without having a means of changing human nature.

That won't happen this side of Christ's second coming.

The only other thing I came away with is that sick feeling I get when I think that I have anything in common with people like ayers. Even if it's the idea that our government is corrupt and should be put down like so many rabid dogs.

We need a return to Constitutional purity. Before Congress, the President, and the Courts all started stealing powers from the States and taking them unto themselves.

Ducky's here said...

So many people who think the government is corrupt and unresponsive ... and they just fight amongst themselves.

Now, who does that benefit?

Greywolfe said...

The problem ducky, is that among the masses that see the government as corrupt, there are very different ideas as to how the government should act.

Case in point, our conversation above about the weathermen underground. I, like they, believe that the government should be overthrown and restarted. Unlike them, I want a return to strict Constitutional rule, whereas they want a socialist utopia.

It's the fundamental disagreement about the role of government that causes the fights, ducky. And until those that see socialism as the end all be all of governmental function grow up, it will always be the same.

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