American Spectator is on board
The need for federalism is finally starting to pick up steam.
The need for federalism is finally starting to pick up steam.
With the recent announcements by GOP governors Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, and Sam Brownback that thanks to the SC ruling they won’t immediately expand Medicaid we may have another opening to kill Obamacare. What would happen to Obamacare if all 26 states that were party to the lawsuit against PPACA were to refuse to implement exchanges and expand their Medicaid programs? Could they cause a | Read More »
Increasing support for Federalism.
Over the decades there have been numerous calls for term limits on members of Congress. Those calls usually rise and fall with Congress’ approval ratings. The latest call for term limits comes from the Florida legislature, a measure supported by Jim DeMint. The public’s support and demand for term limits is a sensible response to arrogant, insulated, out of touch, and condescending members of Congress whose | Read More »
Based on the vitriol being thrown around by supporters of the various GOP presidential candidates, it’s obvious that people are desperate to nominate and elect their candidate because they believe that only their candidate can save the nation from Obama. What this desperation tells me is that we have invested too much authority and too much power in the office of the president. In the | Read More »
I mentioned the Repeal Amendment in one of the comments in my previous diary. I finally dug it up. Enjoy. The Repeal Amendment has significant support but like most amendments has little chance of passing due to the high hurdles for passage of Amendments. New York Times Article. Forbes article by Randy Barnett who teaches constitutional law at the Georgetown Law Center and is author | Read More »
Previously I have recommended that the first step in reestablishing federalism is the implementation of the Federal Funds Act so that states can extricate themselves from the financial relationship with the federal government that promotes the bullying, bribery, and extortion of the states. The second step is for states to pass legislation, the Constitutional Review Act, which explicitly expresses their right to declare acts of | Read More »
Restoring federalism will not only require courageous and determined state elected officials it will also require states to enact legislation that severs the coercive funding relationship they all have with the federal government. For decades the federal government has used the carrot and stick of federal funding to force states to bend to its will. The federal government now collects and then redistributes money to | Read More »
I was going to write another Federalism article today but in researching the topic I found this great article by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) that I would recommend instead. The Congressman is the founder of the Congressional 10th Amendment task force. In the article Congressman Bishop mentions an issue, among a host of others, that I myself have considered at length to be the biggest obstacle | Read More »
I’ve been a reader and contributor here at Red State for many years and it never ceases to amaze me how much everyone has bought into the Liberal premise of federal supremacy; a premise that directly contradicts the Constitution and the Founders’ intent. Rarely is there an article or diary that challenges this premise, when in these increasingly lawless and extra-constitutional times a challenge is | Read More »
I work for Wal-Mart at the Home Office (HO) in Bentonville, AR and we were the target of a small union demonstration today. We had a bunch of Wall St. analysts in town for one of our annual updates and the UFCW got wind of the news so decided to show up. They bussed in two bus loads of people from out of town. There | Read More »
I just finished reading a snippet of a Eugene Robinson article in which he laments evil conservatives for wanting to deny federal aid to states to keep public employees on the payroll. He doesn’t seem to understand several points, a) it is not the federal government’s responsibility to fund state and local public services and public employees, b) it is not the responsibility of one | Read More »
I am subscriber to a trade magazine titled Inbound Logistics which is dedicated to all aspects of the logistics profession and industry. I just finished an article about a possible manufacturing renaissance in the US due to the rapidly increasing wage rates in China. One interesting paragraph states: “Global technology and energy company GE has put reshoring to work. In early 2011, GE moved production | Read More »
I was having dinner with my wife this evening and we were talking about Chuck Norris jokes and how funny they are without actually making fun of Chuck Norris and I mentioned that a similar joke was made about Rick Perry causing the recent earthquake by dismounting his horse. We thought it would be fun to see if we could start a line of Rick | Read More »
So, how much does our tax code cost? Every year around tax time multiple stories come out citing the number of hours Americans spend completing their taxes and how much this costs the economy. I don’t know that the activity costs the economy anything unless people are preparing their returns at work when they should be doing you know…work. But what is never discussed is | Read More »
For decades Social security was considered the 3rd rail of politics that one dared discuss only if one had no expectation or desire to be reelected. In the midst of the current debt limit debate the Democrats are once again screeching about how the GOP wants to throw grandma off a cliff, force seniors to eat dog food, and end all life on the planet in | Read More »
When it comes to the topic of secession those of us who broach it seriously are often in the receiving end of conservative scorn and liberal ridicule. But a serious look as the ideological division of the country can only lead one to conclude undeniably that the differences between the Left and the Right are unalterably irreconcilable. The Left is composed of countless special | Read More »
I’ve read a lot of comments from WI union members over the course of the last week and I find it surprising that so many of them seem not to understand the most damaging, to unions, of Walker’s proposed reforms. The unionistas almost exclusively complain about their loss of collective bargaining for everything but base salary and act as though this is their Armageddon. In | Read More »
Rep. Cantor started the YouCut website to solicit input from We the People on ways to cut the federal budget. The problem, however, is that it’s difficult to know what to suggest except in the broadest sense because We the People don’t know on what our government spends our money. I guarantee you that if the entire budget, excepting anything that impacts national security, were | Read More »
You’ve spent nearly a week now foaming at the mouth about heated political rhetoric supposedly coming from the Right and driving a crazy man to violence. You seek to blame this attack on us to your advantage. And in your desperation to recover lost ground among the electorate I can understand the attempt. What you can’t or won’t understand is that the violence you are | Read More »