04 July 2013

This time, nobody cares.

Mostly Cajun points out that pretty much every single complaint listed in the Declaration of Independence is happening right now:

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

By confiscating huge amounts of money in the form of Federal taxes and coffering them in Washington, the federal government can cause states to pass the laws it desires by the simple expedient of withholding tax dollars if state laws do not line up with Federal wishes.  How to you think that the entire nation ‘decided’ that a blood alcohol content of 0.08 was the limit for driving under the influence?  Or seatbelts are mandatory?  If states didn’t pass the laws, then they lost Federal highway dollars.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

Late-night sessions of Congress, anyone?

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

State governments like Arizona try to get a handle on the illegal immigrant problem only to have their laws struck down.

RTWT.  And what are we doing about it this time...?

Yeah, exactly.

1 comment:

  1. The saddest part being that not only does "most" of America not care anymore, the majority wouldn't even realize that half this post is taken directly FROM the Declaration of Independence!


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