Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Secession and the money hole

It's summer time, and the blogging is intermittent...

But I did notice that the New York Times had an interesting opinion piece on current secession movements in America called "Splitsville." Of course the statist author writes: " The men who wrote the Constitution feared secession, and didn’t allow states to leave the collective fold."

Not explicitly. More importantly, we celebrate the Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence which says it is the right of the people to alter or abolish government, and that includes secession. Even the centralists who wrote the Constitution (whose date of ratification is barely noticed) had to add the 10th Amendment explicitly says: "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."

But nitpicking over constitutional law is really irrelevant when the constitution proves itself daily to be a failed experiment, one which lets special financial, corporate, labor union, welfare constituent, military and governmental interests write our laws to their advantage, destroying the economy and impoverishing those who do not receive its largess, so that many who would prefer to work are forced into the welfare constituency. Government collapse is just a matter of time, as recent debt limit quarrels illustrate. GREECE WE'RE HOT ON YOUR TAIL.

Of course, that certainty may make secessionists a little too lackadaisical - it does me!

Funny The Onion video on the topic of government waste of money below.

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