At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Thursday, June 24, 2010

America's New War(s)

It's a war against the states.
"We're in the astounding period in our country's history where the federal government is at war with three states. The Interior Department will be suing the State of Louisiana over the oil moratorium, HHS will be suing the State of Virginia over the implementation of Obamacare, and the Justice Department will be suing the State of Arizona for having the audacity to duplicate federal law at the state level."-- Chris Stigall, June 23, 2010, KCMO-710 radio.  (h/t Crucis Court)
Time Magazine (CLICK HERE FOR LINK) published an article worth reading that discusses the financial state of most US States - bleeding red ink and virtually bankrupt. The only parallel that can be drawn is with America in the 1930's. Add to that increasing mandates of only partially funded federal programs that the States can't afford.

Illegal Aliens are a huge financial drain on many US States

This is not a war to defend the nation against a foreign invader. In fact the barack hussein obama administration encourages illegal aliens to invade and occupy the United States - because once given amnesty, they are more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate. The US Department of Labor is PAYING for an outreach program where ILLEGAL ALIENS are encouraged to turn in their employers for underpaying them. It's interesting because employing them is a felony...presumably the Labor Department will not refer employers for employing them to the Justice Department for prosecution. There is no hint of aiding the states hardest hit by the depredations of illegal aliens that the Federal Government refuses to apprehend.


Sandee said...

I live in California so you don't have to tell me about illegal aliens. We are overrun with them. You can go most places and not hear a word of English. Now this state is going to boycott Arizona. It's crazy. We've just handed over our country to illegals. Our governor estimates illegals cost this state five billion a year. FIVE BILLION. Good grief.

Have a terrific day. :)

WoFat said...

Somebody in our gummint is thinking every minute.

Libertarian Advocate said...

The states will ultimately win if they have the courage to tell the feds to F**K OFF with their mandates.

Hoping the Blind Will See said...

At some point in the not too distant future those recieiving federal benefits will out number those paying for those benefits. Illegal immigrants is just another 'constituency" being courted by the progressive elites in this country. Those recieving federal money through "compassionate" social programs will continue to vote for (and most likely elect) more politicians bent on 'growing' their liberal/progressive power base. That group will continue to grow, and the number of those supporting them will continue to shrink. Does anyone think that the "producers" will continue to do so forever with little or no upside? At some point one of two things is bound to happen. The group paying for the benefits will get fed up and fight back (literally), or they will just stop paying their taxes. In that case the "receivers" will get violent. Either way, Obama and the progressive agenda, pushed over the past 80+ years, will be the ultimate cause of a full blown class war. On which side will the national guard and the military stand when it occurs? Most likely divided - just like during the Civil War. Good grief. I wonder if it will happen during my lifetime?

Hoping the Blind Will See said...

maybe we're all jsut spinning our wheels. Maybe none of this really matters. I just came across this:

pretty scary stuff.

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