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Tennessee Says: They Can’t Push Us Around Forever

October 22, 2009

dont_treadWow – just wow. I will be very curious to see if anything comes of this (here’s hoping)…

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They Can’t Push Us Around Forever
by State Rep. Susan Lynn (TN-57th)

The following is a letter from Tennessee to the other 49 State Legislatures

We send greetings from the Tennessee General Assembly. On June 23, 2009, House Joint Resolution 108, the State Sovereignty Resolution, was signed by Governor Phil Bredesen. The Resolution created a committee which has as its charge to:

  • Communicate the resolution to the legislatures of the several states,
  • Assure them that this State continues in the same esteem of their friendship,
  • Call for a joint working group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government, and
  • Seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.

It is for those purposes that this letter addresses your honorable body.

In 1776, our founding fathers declared our freedom in the magnificent Declaration of Independence; our guide to governance. They established a nation of free and independent states. Declaring that the purpose of our political system is to secure for its citizens’ their natural rights. The Constitution authorizes the national government to carry out seventeen enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8 and the powers of several of the ensuing amendments.

At the time of the Constitutional ratification process James Madison drafted the “Virginia Plan” to give Congress general legislative authority and to empower the national judiciary to hear any case that might cause friction among the states, to give the congress a veto over state laws, to empower the national government to use the military against the states, and to eliminate the states’ accustomed role in selecting members of Congress. Each one of these proposals was soundly defeated. In fact, Madison made many more attempts to authorize a national veto over state laws, and these were repeatedly defeated as well.

There are clear limits to the power of the federal government and clear realms of power for the states. However, the simple and clear expression of purpose, to secure our natural rights, has evolved into the modern expectation that the national government has an obligation to ensure our life, to create our liberty, and fund our pursuit of happiness.

The national government has become a complex system of programs whose purposes lie outside of the responsibilities of the enumerated powers and of securing our natural rights; programs that benefit some while others must pay.

Today, the federal government seeks to control the salaries of those employed by private business, to change the provisions of private of contracts, to nationalize banks, insurers and auto manufacturers, and to dictate to every person in the land what his or her medical choices will be.

Forcing property from employers to provide healthcare, legislating what individuals are and are not entitled to, and using the labor of some so that others can receive money that they did not earn goes far beyond securing natural rights, and the enumerated powers in the Constitution.

The role of our American government has been blurred, bent, and breached. The rights endowed to us by our creator must be restored.

To be sure, the People created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes only. The Constitutional ratifying structure was created so it would be clear that it was the People, and not the States, that were doing the ratifying.

The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people to the federal government, and also that which is absolutely necessary to advancing those powers specifically enumerated in the Constitution of the United States. The rest is to be handled by the state governments, or locally, by the people themselves.

The Constitution does not include a congressional power to override state laws. It does not give the judicial branch unlimited jurisdiction over all matters. It does not provide Congress with the power to legislate over everything. This is verified by the simple fact that attempts to make these principles part of the Constitution were soundly rejected by its signers.

With this in mind, any federal attempt to legislate beyond the Constitutional limits of Congress’ authority is a usurpation of state sovereignty – and unconstitutional.

Governments and political leaders are best held accountable to the will of the people when government is local. The people of a state know what is best for them; authorities, potentially thousands of miles away, governing their lives is opposed to the very notion of freedom.

We invite your state to join with us to form a joint working group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government and to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.

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Debtor’s Revolt!

September 9, 2009

I am free, no matter what rules surround me.  If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.  I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. 

~Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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Human history begins with man’s act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason. 

~Erich Fromm, Psychoanalysis and Religion

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As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. 

~Clarence Darrow

Gerald Celente: World Riots, Ghost Malls and Revolution

April 2, 2009

Every Generation Needs a New Revolution

January 7, 2009

The above video promotes the group Young Americans for Liberty. This new organization of young people seeking real change in America is having its first official event January 20, 2009 –

REAL CHANGE REQUIRES R3VOLUTION

Campuses nationwide will declare that one day of Obama is enough. It’s time for change..

For more information visit the Young Americans for Liberty web site.

In a separate effort (not associated with Young Americans for Liberty), kids younger than college age can also take a stand…

Add your video as a response to this! Let your kid tell the world on a nationally televised commercial that “It’s not their debt!”

I like both of these ideas a lot. Nothing will change until the people make it so. The younger generations need to be heard now because it is their future we are so recklessly gambling with today.

Celente Predicts The Collapse of ’09

December 19, 2008

Renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celente, CEO of Trends Research Institute, has a bleak outlook for the year ahead.

Celente has a history of accurate trend predictions behind him – he forecasted the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the decline of the dollar a year ago and gold’s rise in May. He also predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis and the fall of the Soviet Union.

So what do we have in store for us, according to Celente’s Institute? Here’s a glimpse…

 The Collapse of ’09: Markets will tumble and major businesses will fail.
 
The Greatest Depression: Worse than the1930’s Depression. Why?
 
Revolution: What will be the spark that ignites it? Who will fire the shot heard around the world?
 
Obamarama: High hopes, broken promises: Some victories, major failures.
 
Economic Slim-Fast: Like it or not, Americans will go on a spending diet and food diet.
 
Bush Gardens: Lawns out, Edible Landscaping in. Why Bush Gardens?
 
Whole Health Healing: 2009 marks a year of “attitude change” for the on-trend health aware.
 
Little People Squeeze: Politicians will put the financial squeeze on the already squeezed.
 
Regenerative Medicine: The time is ripe for stem cells to come out of the laboratory and into the clinic.
 
That’s Entertainment. Lifting spirits ­ and drinking them ­ will be big business and major pastimes during the Greatest Depression.
 
College Crash: Following the equity market meltdown, the real estate bust and the retail unraveling, comes the college crash.

Continue reading…

Prepare yourselves as best you can while you still can. Do it even if it makes you feel like you’re wearing a tin-foil hat. As my granny always said – better safe than sorry.