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Tag Archives: Constitution

Bow to your Federal masters, States must comply with laws/taxes or feel the wrath of Washington DC

Over the past 100 years the US Constitution has been continually undermined by interests in Washington DC. Our once fairly simple and straightforward system has been utterly corrupted by a century of lawyering and power consolidation.

When I was in college studying political science one of the issues which came up generally was how hard our system made it to implement “programs.” I remember one of my professors waxing on about France and how great it was that the education minister in Paris once bragged that he knew the exact page students were studying across the country at any given time and on any given date. I thought it sounded horrifying. But I was (probably) in the minority.

But even as “difficult” as our system is/was it didn’t seem to me to be holding back the planners. Every year government grew. There were new regulations, there were new declarations from on high. Consolidation of power was unrelenting. And this was before September 11th.

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Gallup Poll: Americans feel less free, feel the government is more corrupt than 7 years ago

This is a trend which began in earnest under Mr. Bush and which then began to snowball under Mr. Obama. And most people don’t even know anything about the NDAA (which Obama signed which allows him to jail US citizens without trial, attorney, or even notification of abduction). They just feel it. They know that the NSA lurks online, somewhere and everywhere. They stand with hands up in the radiation machines at the airport. They witness the increased police checkpoints. They see the president disregard the rule of law to pursue naked political ends. They feel the loss of dignity. People feel the loss of freedom and of their liberty.

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Small government means legal pot, but… “Republicans Demand that the Feds Impose Pot Prohibition on States that have Opted Out”

This is what drives me crazy about at least some Republicans. Even Ted Cruz, supposedly someone who is for a smaller government and for reining in the power of bloated federal agencies thinks somehow that Washington has the obligation to enforce drug laws which are arguably unconstitutional in the first place. How can one be for limited government, for the Constitution, if one is for the incredibly expensive and often terribly unjust Drug War?

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