Originally blogged 11-8-12. Wow!
Divided States of America
The statists have won by divide and conquer. For the past three two term administrations we have transitioned from a center right country to a European styled liberal nation. Whether it was Clinton’s new kind of Democrat, Bush’s compassionate conservatism or Obama’s wealth distribution. This rose by any other name ends the same. The result is that in a generation we have evolved into a kind of tribal nation made up of millions with their hands out.
We have allowed the term “states’ rights” to be smeared and distorted into code words for segregationist policies or racism. States’ rights simply means that individual states should retain authority over all matters not expressly delegated to the federal government in Article I of the Constitution. Most of the worst excesses of big government can be traced to a disregard for states’ rights, which means a disregard for the…
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