It’s very sad, but the union of our fifty states needs to be dissolved. A great experiment indeed, but a failure in the end.
Each state in this country has its own constitution. Each individual state should be recognized as sovereign within itself. The ruling (referenced below) by Eric Holder’s Justice Department is but one example among thousands, of federal overreach. Utah has a governor, it has a legislature, and it has a people who have placed these people in power. For the federal government to say it will recognize same-sex ‘marriages’ while governor Gary Hebert says the state will not – while the issue runs through the courts – is ridiculous. Utah’s state constitution means absolutely nothing if the Justice Department action is allowed to stand. If the duly-elected governor of Utah says we will wait until the courts rule, who is the federal government to interfere? I know, the question seems almost ridiculous, as we’ve become numb to such things happening.
This union of states – while a great idea at the outset – has become nothing more than a system by which nearly all power is willingly handed over to a great federal bureaucracy which has become grossly inefficient, mind-bogglingly expensive, and an open door for tyrannical abuses of power. Wasteful, inefficient, abusive of power – it simply needs to be discarded.
What I would love to see is states reasserting their state constitutional rights by seceding from the union. Doing so is the only way to cut the head off the monster the federal government has become. The Affordable Care Act is only the most recent in a long train of abuses by the federal behemoth. Americans are certainly able to determine how they will receive their healthcare without the gross interference and threats of fines and punishment we’ve seen thrown at us lately. Approval rates of Congress are at historic lows and nearly everyone in this country realizes that the problems are not primarily on Main Street, but with the greedy and sick people, the scum – who somehow manage to find themselves at the top of the governance pyramid. This sick system can be ended if we have the will to end it.
All of the functions now so poorly performed by federal departments of education, transportation, treasury, energy, internal revenue, and even defense could be performed much more inexpensively and in a much better fashion by the states.
Once each state is on its own, regional alliances, trade agreements, export agreements and a host of other cooperative agreements could be reached with their neighboring states. Several states might even decide to merge and pool all their resources, but in the end, we’d simply have a larger, independent state that does not answer to the federal monster. Once enough states reasserted their rights, the cash would stop flowing to Washington and the beast would wither and die. Money is the life support of such a corrupt system and when the money stops flowing, the monster will cease to be.
Taxes collected by each state would stay in that state. Under the present arrangement, many states send far more money to Washington than they receive back in funds for roads, education, etc. I think all of you would agree with me that locally-controlled is always better than federally-controlled. Always.
If we stick with the status quo, we are headed for a guaranteed train wreck. This union will be dissolved anyway by the forces of economics and by the gross abuses of power by those in leadership. It’s simply a fact. It will happen and probably very soon. Why not try to salvage what remains by jumping the tracks now and getting back to the founders’ original idea of what a republic of states should look like?
I’m not a traitor, nor am I treasonous in my thinking. I’m only saying states need to assert their duty, a duty given to us by each of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
I’m all done voting in any national elections or voting to send a man or woman to Washington, D.C. to represent me. I’ll continue to vote for governor and for state legislators and judges and for local authorities, but I’m done being part of the problem. We seem to think that if we can wait four more years, we can get our man in there and he’ll straighten things out. It never happens. Things go from bad to much worse on a daily basis regardless of which party is in control. Had Mitt Romney been elected president, some of the symptoms might not be so malignant, but the disease – an all-powerful and corrupt federal government – would persist. This thing has a lot of inertia and as you know, a pile of dung rolling down a hill only tends to pick up speed as it descends. In the mid-1700s, the founders’ ideas on governance were brilliant. In 2014, the only epitaph which can be hung outside of Washington, D.C. is EPIC FAIL.
And I’m not proposing violence as a means to get things fixed. It can all be done without any shots being fired. As I look back at American history, the confederacy had the right idea back in the 1800s and Abraham Lincoln’s name is mud in my book, as he held something together which was a gross violation of the rights of each independent state. When self-determination is lost, all is lost. You can’t force states into a union any more than you can force a man and a woman into marriage. You can do it, but it simply will not produce the same effects as a union formed by the expression of the free will of the parties
Barack Hussein Obama is the closest thing to a despotic king this republic has ever seen. His brazen willingness to set aside determinations by Congress and the court system is unprecedented and it’s a disgusting stench in the nostrils of a freedom-loving people. All three branches of government are rotten and they stink horribly. We are not subjects, we are not a peasant mob to be ruled over. We are a sovereign people with God-given rights who are no longer properly represented by our representatives.
I love America – I always have. It troubles me greatly to see such a great concept of self government fail so miserably. The founders did all they could to give us a system which would militate against the corrupting influences of fallen man, but in the end, pride, greed and corruption have won the day. We are dealing with human nature here and human nature will not change. I don’t know if the founders ever envisioned a nation of some 330 million people living together under one roof, but I think from a management and administrative perspective, that is simply too damn big. I believe it’s time to break this thing into some more sane, more manageable bite-size chunks.
I believe we can still have all the blessings of our republic and have them in even greater number. Sure, it will be a big task for states to learn how to manage their own affairs and to learn how to cooperate with their neighboring states, but it can be done and I cannot see any other way of preserving the bulk of what the founders foresaw.
And think about this; leeches like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi will be forced to get real jobs. Michelle Obama will be forced to pay for her own Hawaiian vacations and her husband will be forced to pay for his own golf outings. And Air Force One? Scrap it or sell it to Delta or Northwest. Or better yet, fly it around to the newly-freed states as a museum and a reminder of the opulence once bestowed upon the select few who became vicious lords over us.
The darkest days of this republic’s history are now upon us. Things have never been worse – not during the Civil War, not during the Great Depression and not during any of the world wars we’ve been involved in. I’m not alone in my reasoning and I hope the ideas of secession from the union start to gain some traction and people once again get a vision of how excellent a good system of government can be. Things can only improve from here and the sooner we start, the easier it will be.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, 1775
Obama Administration: Feds will recognize same-sex ‘marriages’ in Utah as valid
However, following the announcement, the National Organization for Marriage likewise issued a statement condemning the Obama administration for its actions.
“The Justice Department’s edict today expressly contradicts the determination of Utah’s governor and attorney general, and represents one of the most significant overreaches of federal authority imaginable,” President Brian Brown stated. “Furthermore, Attorney General Eric Holder is now doing the very thing that the Supreme Court in Windsor v. United States held the federal government could not do: use a definition of marriage for federal law purposes that did not respect the policy choices made by the individual states. This determination should be reversed if the State of Utah’s sovereignty—or really any state’s–is to be upheld and respected.”
“It is outrageous that the Justice Department would move so brazenly and publicly to undermine Utah’s standing constitutional provision regulating marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” he said. “It is the right of states to determine marriage, and the voters and legislature of Utah have done just that.”