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Erasing the Borders

Posted by foundersfreedom on June 18, 2010

Here’s a copy of my post at Eastside 912 Project.


It has become apparent that Washington is hell-bent to erase borders – state and national.  Why?  It gives them all the power. Pure and simple.

Let’s look just at the last few weeks.
1. Arizona.  Just looking to do the job the Feds can’t, or rather won’t, passes legislation that simply states that it’s illegal to be in Arizona illegally. 

Now, the President, through the very department that should be doing the deportations of the illegals, is going to sue Arizona. 

2. Louisiana: Gov. Bobby Jindal blew his chance to take a stand for his state when he didn’t do what he felt necessary to stop the oil from reaching his shores. The federal govt. said no.

What part of  “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” does he, and apparently most in politics, not understand? Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution maeks it quite clear that the Feds have few and enumerated authorities. Anything else is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Art. 1 Sec. 8 says:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

What have we become?  There will be long-term damage done to the Gulf coast, jobs and revenue will be lost for years, yet the governor wouldn’t step across that self-imposed line between the federal govt and the sovereign states that make up the federal union.

To understand more about state sovereignty, we must go back to the intent of the Constitution written by the Founding Fathers.

A friend and I have been having regular discussions on this subject and how best to present it in a form that makes sense to people that haven’t really been paying attention up until now. To be honest, I HAVE been paying attention for a couple decades, but paying attention to the never-ending D vs. R battles every two years, instead of the important stuff.  Stuff like Natural Rights being stolen, state sovereignty being erased, and the tenth  amendment being nullified by corrupt and power-hungry politicians.

Now we’re running to catch up. Time is short, especially with a President who has no love for capitalism, American tradition, or personal responsibility – all foundational for our way of life.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting videos and articles that we all need to familiarize ourselves with if we have a prayer of retaining our Representative Republic.  It was for good reason that Ben Franklin said, when asked what type of government they had given us, “It’s a republic…if you can keep it.”

Start by reading the Tenth Amendment and other articles at the Tenth Amendment Center  .

If we don’t learn our history and how we got where we are, we will not make it back.  Yes, we need to go back – a reversal of the progressive plan. 

Keep coming back for more info.


One Response to “Erasing the Borders”

  1. cmblake6 said

    Excellent statement. Love it!

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