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Re: “And take Texas with you

It's not about wealth redistribution, folks, it's about wealth creation. It's about production. Somebody has to produce in order for anything to be redistributed.

I know this is a liberal rag, but seriously, come on folks. Let's think about some fundamental concepts.

And to you people (like Spunkrat) that think the Constitution was supposed to define a strong, all powerful central government need to put down your agenda and just read some real history and the actual documents themselves.

To quote Madison from Federalist 45:
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.

The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security. As the former periods will probably bear a small proportion to the latter, the State governments will here enjoy another advantage over the federal government. The more adequate, indeed, the federal powers may be rendered to the national defense, the less frequent will be those scenes of danger which might favor their ascendancy over the governments of the particular States."

Now, does THAT sound consistent with Federal Health Reform or Climate Change or Wall Street Reform or any other damn thing since 1933 when we lost our collective Constitutional minds. Gimme a break people. You all are OFF YOUR ROCKERS!!!

The REASON that it was set up this way is that they feared many things from an all powerful Federal State...like loss of liberty and financial insolvency. Wow...think Patriot Act and a true Federal debt (including unfunded parts of Medicare and Social Security) of $65 TRILLION -- yes TRILLION.

Our Founders are rolling their graves and people like you guys are responsible. We can have civil war now or later, but once the hyperinflation kicks in as a result of massive monetary inflation and people can't afford bread with their slight govt check, we will see a civil war. Now, when THAT happens, you unarmed libs will go by another name...SHEEP......

Posted by An Austrian Economist on 07/23/2010 at 5:53 PM

 

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