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Breaking News: Power to the People! Repeal Amendment Gaining Strength

November 28, 2010
James Simpson

The great fear of all dictators is provoking rebellion before they are ready to handle it. So the Democrats, our Nation’s aspiring despots, have become refined experts at offering soothing, even encouraging, but always deceptive rhetoric about their sleazy, underhanded power grabs. Supported by a largely complicit mass media, they have brought our country to the breaking point.

But throughout history, the American people have repeatedly shown an amazing capacity for finding innovative solutions, often at the very last minute, to seemingly intractable crises. This fact of the indomitable, resourceful and defiant American spirit literally terrifies the left, and with good reason. They are now outed.

First we got the Tea Party, a genuine, spontaneous, grassroots revolution that rose up in less than a year to become the most dynamic, influential political movement in America. It gave us the stunning defeats of Democrat politicians in New Jersey, Virginia and even the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts. See my tribute to Ted at right.

Finally, the Tea Party should be credited with the November 2010 election results in the U.S. House of Representatives and the state legislatures, where Republicans now hold the largest number since 1928. But we all know that even these gains are not enough, at least not yet, to stop the leftist juggernaut—led by the most radical President and facilitated by the most corrupt Congress in U.S. history. So Communists, er, Democrats, meet your nemesis, those damned innovative Americans, again

The Daily Caller headline (November 24, 2010) says it all. Yet another unanticipated fastball has been hurled directly at the radical left’s destructive agenda.

It is called the Repeal Amendment. Brainchild of Georgetown Constitutional Law Professor Randy Barnett, the proposal has gotten legs with the help of Florida attorney Marianne Moran, Executive Director of

The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations. Virginia Representative Eric Cantor, slated to be Majority Leader in the upcoming Congress, has gotten behind the movement, as has Virginia’s governor, and lieutenant governor, leaders in the state legislature and Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Cantor articulates the justification well:

Washington has grown far too large and has become far too intrusive, reaching into nearly every aspect of our lives. In just the past few years, Washington has assumed more control over our economy and the private sector through excessive regulations and unprecedented mandates. Our liberty and freedom has lessened as the size and scope of the federal government has exploded. Massive expenditures like the stimulus, unconstitutional mandates like the takeover of health care, and intrusions into the private sector like the auto-bailouts have threatened the very core of the American free market.

Yeah, that about says it, although I would add the outrageous, blatantly corrupt misappropriation of trillions of taxpayer dollars for personal and political gain this administration and Congress have wantonly engaged in. These people need jail.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rwolf permalink
    November 28, 2010 1:23 pm

    “The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations.”

    If this constitutional amendment is passed, it is foreseeable Citizens and Corporations would leave states that don’t repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations that adversely affect them to states that did. Corporations would focus investing in the states that had the most favorable laws to profit their corporations. States not repealing, submitting to unfavorable federal legislation and regulations would increasing lose corporations and investors; that would adversely affect those States’ economic base, employment and result in lost tax revenues. The value of industrial and other real estate would decrease in those states.

    Risk of Constitutional Convention: If a Convention were held, no one can be certain where it might lead. U.S. and Foreign Corporations would play a heavy role from behind the scenes, influencing the outcome of the Convention. Historically what corporations want to accomplish has not been in the best interests of ordinary Citizens.

  2. November 28, 2010 11:45 am

    Oh yeah, rah, rah, rah. This sounds like a really good idea on the surface. But this is very dangerous. It sets the stage for a full blown Constitutional convention and my bet is that it’s just another sideways attempt to get US there. Once that happens you can bet every power that’s been trying to destroy America will leap on the opportunity to destroy ALL our freedom under some “good for US” disguise with full force. People better BEWARE. Guard and protect our Constitution and DON’T BE FOOLED into allowing anything to get or take us into a Constitutional Convention.

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