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From ace correspondent Mark Breton:
Texas and Nebraska's state governments are resisting the ObamaOverhaul. Nebraska has at least three state senators working on resolutions asserting Nebraska's sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. Texas Governor Rick Perry has stated that he will invoke states' rights to resist the president's healthcare plan, believing other states will follow.
Over the next few years we are going to be hearing a lot about "states' rights." With the federal government doing all it can to make us hold hands and sing "Kumbaya" -- without God or Jesus being mentioned, of course -- someone has to remind Washington that Nancy Pelosi was not appointed czarina of the whole freaking country. Someone has to throw a speed bump in front of the careening Greyhound Bus of State that is joyriding, burning through our kid's college funds. Considering the Constitution has the 10th amendment, it makes sense that it will be the state governments that cry foul.
Now there are some liberals who would want you to immediately think of states' rights as a code word for "hanging black people," but it isn't, and we shouldn't. It is a completely legal way for the states to protect their citizens from untoward federal demands. The states are sovereign entities with the power to act. The problem is that they were bought off by the federal government with pretty roads and promises of rainbows and free lunches.
These things looked like worms but they were actually massive hooks, set to create dependencies and centralize power. It's time the states broke free of federal welfare, or we are all going to be on welfare before we know it.
I was on welfare as a kid and it sucks. So does the government cheese. The editor and I do not see eye to eye on this. I am, of course, talking about the cheese. -Mark Breton