The View From 1776

Do States Still Have Constitutional Rights?

Melanie Wooten raises some important questions.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/28 at 06:05 PM
  1. Too bad real history isn't taught in our schools anymore. Most people I talk to have no idea of how we lost our Republic and moved to democracy with a powerful centralized government that drives business out of the U.S. and soon wealthy people.

    I have a friend who travels the "upper circles" of society and knows what people are doing in that circle. He is seeing more and more people with net worth of 30 million and more buying a 2nd home in another country they can move to if things deteriorate here. For now, it is a "vacation home" that the caretakers maintain.

    We have three candidates running that have apparently no idea of how bad things are in this nation and how close to a depression we may be if they make any mistakes in this attempt to get things going again following and in the middle of a collapse of the consumer spending tied to the end of easy money from home equity.
    Posted by JanPBurr  on  03/29  at  10:03 AM
  2. Alas, I fear Ms. Wooten's observations are all too true. However, I would like to add that the ruling elite, although admittedly corrupt, do not exclusively bear the blame for the nation's decay. The first three words of The Constitution of the United States are "We the people...." Historically, the citizens of the U.S. have been the greatest check on governmental abuses. It is interesting to ponder how the country's founding fathers might react to the state of the nation today. I do not think that they would be as surprised by the governmental abuses as the people's passive acceptance of them. Have "we the people" become satisfied with the government's dole of "bread and circuses" to the point that we have surrendered our will and responsibilities in governing the nation? I hope for a turn of the tide, but it seems that the erosion of States rights is also an erosion of the people's rights. My fear is that tyranny may indeed be the will of the people. My hope is that we have succumbed to laziness and ignorance and can yet amend our ways.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/31  at  10:13 PM
  3. Hiding from personal value & nresponsibility, in a collectivist group, makes all other foibles possible.

    It takes many forms including racism, gender, political, etc.

    Who ever speaks for the only true alternative, individual value and personal responsibility! Don't ask the Revs. Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, etc. They don't have a clue, - except in their Bible, - which they never read! tsk-tsk

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas
    a follower of The Lion of Judah
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  04/05  at  09:52 AM
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