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State of Revolution

March 26, 2009
Taki’s Magazine

The national movement for state sovereignty

If there’s one thing worse than urban elites at the New York Times, LA Times or the Washington Post who sneer at the mere hint of grassroots conservatism or populism, it’s Midwestern and Southern “fly over country” journalists who strive to emulate them. In a column entitled “New states’ rights fight emerges,” Brian Hicks of Charleston, South Carolina’s the Post & Courier wrote:

For a bunch of guys obsessed with 19th century history, our esteemed state lawmakers sure haven’t learned much from it.

Because the last time they got all uppity and started mouthing off about states’ rights, we got our butts kicked.

Right now, the General Assembly is considering a resolution to warn the federal government not to overstep its bounds by imposing too many laws on the state. They quote the U.S. Constitution and their new favorite amendment, the 10th, to remind President Barack Obama that ‘powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

Here we go again. Next thing you know, they’ll be shooting at the Park Service guys out at Fort Sumter.

Ah yes. How silly.

The story continues …..

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