State’s Rights v Obama Administration

The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.”

This may end up being the single most important amendment in our lives at this moment, as His Anointedness attempts to do an end- around with respect to “offering” the states bailout money. If the Governors decline the money, the O’bama administration says that the respective Legislatures may override the Governors veto of the money.

If, however, the states do take the money, they will find the Federal government doing extensive oversight on these states, and intruding into state business in clear violation of the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, but then this has been a trend for some time, and it needs to cease now.

States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington, and perhaps there needs to be some failure and pain in this nation regarding the overspending of money, whether by an individual or a government.

After all, pain is a wonderful teacher- the lesson usually only needs to be experienced once to make an impression. There need to be consequences for actions taken, and a state that has been fiscally responsible should not have to take this money when so many unconstitutional strings are attached.

In Texas, two state lawmakers, Rep. Brandon Creighton, and state Sen. Robert Nichols introduced legislation in their respective chambers, asking the Federal Government to respect the rights of states, as defined by the Tenth Amendment. Will the Feds do so, or will they strong- arm the states, just so they can try to exert control? This is a dangerous game they play here.If the feds try this maneuver, many of these states will refuse, and that could lead to a confrontation over whose jurisdiction is pre eminent in this country.

The founders of this country put in the tenth amendment so some states, nervous that they would lose their autonomy in dealing with their people and the various needs with regard to ethnicity and religion, would sign on to the Constitution. Even as airlines and 24/7 news helps us grow together, we still find that it is not only the “buy locally” that makes sense here, but the “govern locally” also applies to the situations that come up in the day to day business that states do. I find it incredible that the Federal Government even wants to try to micro manage all the states this way. This is a plan that is a fast track to disaster for the feds, and it is an insult to all of our people in the states. The last thing we need is a mother- being coddled is not our nature.

We are Americans, we are independent, innovators, and explorers. We are inventors, and tinkerers- we find a way to make something out of what others thought was trash. This is what we are, and to stifle this by trying to coddle us from failure,  when it is failure that toughens us. It makes us more determined to get it right, and get it right now. This is nothing more than an attempt to kill the American spirit. There are some in government who are jealous of the independence of the American spirit, and they seek to quash it, quell it, tame it for their own uses.

It will not succeed. It should not even be tried.

Big Dog

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3 Responses to “State’s Rights v Obama Administration”

  1. Kris says:

    My thoughts exactly, good post. The states need to rise up and show the Fed. Gov’t. what we are all about as Americans. We need to show them that they can’t squash our spirit.

  2. Barbara says:

    I read on the Internet that Obama has soldiers training now in Georgia for riot/terrorists forces for people in the US who are conservatives and veterans. His goal is to employ 80,000 troops to squash us. This, even more strongly, shows me we are in the last days according to the bible. I think Obama and Homeland Security are pushing us so that we will riot and they can take over.

  3. Blake says:

    I have not heard that about the troops, but in Germany, prior to WWII, the Nazis used several “manufactured” incidents to help them secure control over the people. This wold be harder to do here in the U.S., but anything is possible when you do not know history.
    For years now, most liberal professors have minimized history in both the High school and university settings. What they haven’t dismissed, they have tried to revise, so as to appear that their liberal side was responsible foe all the good and the conservatives for all the bad.
    In the Ivy League schools of Yale,Harvard, Dartmouth- all have determined that history is not essential to a well rounded education. They have all gone to a pass/ fail grade system, because someone who received a C might have their feelings hurt by someone else receiving an A, so much like a t- ball team, everybody gets a trophy just for showing up.