The Constitution is a tool by which we the people can fight the expansion of the system of crony capitalism which infects this country currently. A restoration of the rule of law, of the Constitution (what a concept), is key to reigning in the corporate/crony state. The first step would be revisiting the modern interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause. That’s where we begin.
“What the president has done here is outrageous, it is illegal, and it is unconstitutional.”
Amen to that.
They call themselves “Truckers ride for the Constitution.” And they seem pretty POed. It seems that independent trucking contractors are being run out of business by new regulations which allow the big trucking firms to consolidate. That’s one of the reasons for the convoy.
Richard Stengel is going to take an oath to hold up the Constitution if he is confirmed. I am willing to bet that this oath will mean nothing to him.
Reagan got a number of things right. But he got a bunch wrong too. (Who doesn’t?) The gun laws Reagan signed into law while California governor were aimed at disarming a group which on this point were merely executing their rights under the Constitution. The Reagan gun laws empowered a police establishment with a new tool to put people behind bars.
Apparently Congress no longer has to appropriate money for the federal government to spend it.
These are not the lunatic rantings of some guy in the wilds of Idaho. They come from a widely respected writer who has spent over 50 years writing about speech (and jazz) in the world’s preeminent journals.
It is unfortunate that Mr. Snowden popped up in Hong Kong, skipped over to Moscow, and has found refuge in arms of America’s rivals. But what was one to expect? Initially reports were that he wanted to head to Iceland but for all of Reykjavik’s recent bucking of the current world economic system, it remains a member of NATO with a large US base on the island.
So Snowden went where he wouldn’t be handed over and this has allowed his critics, the defenders of wide ranging warrantless spying on American citizens, who potentially are libel for any breaches of constitutional law, to call him a traitor.
Now is the time to stand up. We have a window of opportunity here to beat back the statists and Rand Paul is doing his part. Kudos to him.
In 30 years I think it is very possible that people will consider the junior Paul a political genius.
Of course the big time lefties have done plenty of damage too.