John Roberts was wrong on Obamacare
When the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare came down I was stunned by what Chief Justice Roberts had done and by his reasoning that the individual mandate was constitutional as long as the fine was considered a tax. I was led to believe that the man was an originalist, a man who would interpret the Constitution as written and understood by the Framers. He may | Read More »
Mark Levin has a new book coming out on August 13th that he will start discussing in-depth on July 10th. He’s been dropping hints and discussing how the solution lies outside of DC. He said, and I’ve written repeatedly, that Washington can’t fix Washington. As a believer in the power of federalism I’m making a prediction that Mark’s new book will discuss federalism, strategies for | Read More »
Dear Governor Haley
Dear Governor Haley, I am writing today about the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act recently passed by the SC House and your possible reluctance, per the Investors’ Business Daily article I’m referencing, to sign the bill should it reach your desk. As a graduate of the University of South Carolina from both the undergraduate and graduate schools and as someone whose parents still reside | Read More »
Why the IRS will never be brought to heel
John Marshall in the Supreme Court case, McCulloch v. Maryland: Daniel Webster, in arguing the case, said “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy.” What we are seeing from the eruption of the TEA Party IRS scandal is the taxing power, or the taxing authority’s power, being used to destroy the political opponents not just of the Democrat party but of | Read More »
MIA- Environmentalists abandon Mother Earth for Liberal Ideology
One would think based on their anti-human rhetoric that environmentalists would be natural allies of those seeking to eliminate illegal immigration and dramatically reduce legal immigration. You would be wrong. Environmentalists are on record supporting abortion and demanding that people reduce their consumption of resources in order to “save the planet”, so it only makes sense that they would oppose the immigration fueled growth of | Read More »
Show Me the Money!
Annual federal spending has grown to over $3 Trillion under Obama including the addition of nearly $800 Billion to the baseline every year thanks to the so-called stimulus. Does anyone have any idea on what we are spending all this money? The right thinking public is frustrated and alarmed by the massive federal budget, debt, and deficit but have idea where to direct our ire. | Read More »
Creating a stealth national gun registry or database
Supporters of the 2nd Amendment are rightly opposed to the federal government, or any government, creating and maintaining a national gun registry; fearing, perhaps rightly, that any such database will be the first step toward confiscation. Most people seem to believe that if Congress doesn’t authorize such a registry that one will never be created. I want to tell you how such a database can | Read More »
Rep. Womack (R-AR), not a conservative
I called my Rep. this week to ask that he not support Boehner for Speaker in the next Congress. Below is his response. I can tell now that this guy has to be watched as he seems to have the makings of a ‘moderate’ rather than a principled conservative. We can do much better than him in this CD. Thank you for taking the time | Read More »
Secession isn’t the answer, Federalism is. So says IBD.
And the chorus continues to grow. Investors Business Daily is the latest publication with an article on federalism.
THE FEDERALIST FIX: HOW AN OLD IDEA CAN CURE THE REPUBLICAN PAR
I’m getting excited by the increasing frequency with which articles on federalism are starting to appear. The latest is from Breitbart.
Return to Federalism…says National Review
As many of you know I’ve been preaching the gospel of federalism for a long time as a way, the way, for conservatives to reclaim control over their own lives and to shrink the Leviathan. Slowly that path is breaking into mainstream conservative thought. Jonah Goldberg writes about a return to federalism today at National Review and Hot Air even posted it under the headlines. | Read More »
A Modest Proposal Regarding Social Security
We have heard for decades from politicians on both sides that Social Security was untouchable, that is was the 3rd rail of politics. We’ve also been subjected to claims from the Democrats that the program is hugely popular and that to propose even modest reform would bring on the wrath of grandma and grandpa. We are regularly subjected to tales of desperate seniors forced to | Read More »
Obama says “No” to Obamacare cuts in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
Barack Obama, through his moronic mouthpiece Jay Carney, announced today that Obamacare isn’t on the table for cuts to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff because it saves money. It’s interesting, frustrating, and annoying that the federal government can take over part of the private sector, incur a large ongoing expense after doing so, and then make the claim that their takeover somehow saves money. Why | Read More »
The War is Lost – Time to establish a Red State Redoubt
Prior to the election I was rather sanguine about it because I honestly thought Romney would pull out a win. I did, however, think that it might be the last time a Republican would win the White House due, in part, to demographic changes driven by politics and not the American people. Since the election though I have become despondent and I have come to | Read More »
Forbes on Federalism
This is an excellent post on federalism by a leading financial magazine. Federalism, it seems, is finally getting the attention it deserves as a solution to our national challenges. Centralizing authority in a federal Leviathan which is no longer in any sense limited, has caused elections to grow more corrupt and increasingly contentious. Federalism lights the path to domestic tranquility.
Is Help on the Way?
We may be about to get a heavy hitter in the conservative movement to start the push for federalism and educate a wide audience about its potential…Mark Levin. I was listening to his Friday radio program and he said that we can no longer depend on or look to the federal government so solve our problems. He said he has no faith in the likes | Read More »
Dear Republican Governors, we need you.
With the unfortunate reelection of Barack Obama our chances of repealing Obamacare are close to zero. So now it is up to us and our state legislators and governors. When the states ratified the Constitution they didn’t agree to become subservient to the federal government. States still retain the rights and powers per the 10th Amendment even though those powers have been severely weakened from | Read More »
Todd Aikin is DONE
Todd Aikin just admitted not reporting his pension income for 10 years. The JA has put the last nail in his coffin and due to his selfishness and hubris has lost the MO senate seat. http://news.yahoo.com/mo-rep-akin-failed-report-state-pension-161955166–election.html
Will the GOP lose Indiana?
The WSJ is reporting that Richard Mourdock is currently trailing Joe Donnelly by three points in a state that Dick Lugar regularly won with 65%+ of the vote. They’re attributing this in large part to Lugar’s refusal to endorse or campaign for Mourdock. Is Dick Lugar really so much of a sore loser that he’d sacrifice the Senate seat to a Democrat? I hope the | Read More »
…responds to my post, “Can GOP Governors kill Obamacare?” No doubt coincidentally but it’s refreshing to see nevertheless.