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The Antifederalists Were Right

May 29, 2010 2 comments

The Antifederalists Were Right
Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | September 27, 2006 | Gary Galles

Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 6:40:40 AM by RogerFGay

September 27 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first of the Antifederalist Papers in 1789. The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution’s proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them. In many ways, the group has been misnamed. Federalism refers to the system of decentralized government. This group defended states rights — the very essence of federalism — against the Federalists, who would have been more accurately described as Nationalists. Nonetheless, what the so-called Antifederalists predicted would be the results of the Constitution turned out to be true in most every respect.

The Antifederalists warned us that the cost Americans would bear in both liberty and resources for the government that would evolve under the Constitution would rise sharply. That is why their objections led to the Bill of Rights, to limit that tendency (though with far too little success that has survived to the present).

Antifederalists opposed the Constitution on the grounds that its checks on federal power would be undermined by expansive interpretations of promoting the “general welfare” (which would be claimed for every law) and the “all laws necessary and proper” clause (which would be used to override limits on delegated federal powers), creating a federal government with unwarranted and undelegated powers that were bound to be abused.

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Hey Grimes, what’s up dude? by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

May 29, 2010 2 comments
28 May 10: For me, Gary Lynn Grimes symbolizes the young men and women who gave (and continue to give) their lives in one unnecessary war after another. A republication of this tribute is a tradition at FlyoverPress.com. — the(ex)gunny, 419

Hey Grimes, what’s up dude?

by

Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act IV, Scene 3

19 Nov 02

Hey Grimes, what’s up? How are things going for you up there in Valhalla? With Memorial Day coming, I thought I’d drop you a line. I don’t talk about it much, but there has not been a single day in over 32 years that I haven’t thought about you.

I remember the first time we met. It was in Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton. At the ripe old age of 24, I was a good deal older than average. You’ve heard of the generation gap? Well, I was the gap. I had little in common with the guys of my rank, with whom I was allowed to socialize. But, although you were still very young, you were different–an enthusiastic, bubbling, peached faced kid from Amarillo, TX. Remember our big plans for me to teach you to ride bulls and bareback horses when we got back to the world? Boy, what a couple of dreamers!

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Mutiny in the making at Ft. Drum?

May 29, 2010 2 comments

Mutiny in the making at Ft. Drum?
North Country Public Radio ^ | March 11, 2010 | David Sommerstein

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 12:13:05 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine’s fascinating cover story this month profiles a growing militia-style group on the right called Oath Keepers. The twist is that Oathkeepers are largely active-duty members of the military who are preparing to disobey their Commander-in-Chief.

The story features Lee Pray (not his real last name), a private based at Fort Drum:

In Pray’s estimate, it might not be long (months, perhaps a year) before President Obama finds some pretext—a pandemic, a natural disaster, a terror attack—to impose martial law, ban interstate travel, and begin detaining citizens en masse. One of his fellow Oath Keepers, a former infantryman, advised me to prepare a “bug out” bag with 39 items including gas masks, ammo, and water purification tablets, so that I’d be ready to go “when the shit hits the fan.”

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Missouri Lawmakers’ Bill to Assert Their Sovereignty and disregard Federal Laws

May 29, 2010 3 comments

Missouri Lawmakers’ Bill to Assert Their Sovereignty and disregard Federal Laws

Posted: 28 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

This is great, and Missouri isn’t the only State doing this. What this bill will do is tell the Federal Government that citizens of Missouri will NOT be bound by any law the Federal Government makes which is unconstitutional (like Obamacare, for example). It would allow Federal taxes to be drawn into the State’s Treasury and given to the Federal Government based on how well the Feds perform based on Constitutional issues. This could even go so far as to exempt Guns made and sold in Missouri from being under any Federal Controls or Regulations.

Some other things this bill would do, in addition to what’s listed above:

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Dick Morris Calls for Grand Jury to Look into Sestak Job Offer; Could be “Impeachable Offense”

May 29, 2010 1 comment

Dick Morris Calls for Grand Jury to Look into Sestak Job Offer; Could be “Impeachable Offense”
Freedom’s Lighthouse ^ | May 29, 2010 | Brian

Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:05:24 AM by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Dick Morris on “Hannity” where they discussed the Sestak Job Offer Scandal. Hannity made the point that the unpaid position the White House claims they had Bill Clinton offer to Sestak was not a very high position. But Morris disagreed, saying it was a significant post, and would be grounds for impeachment.

This aired before Byron York came out with the news that Sestak would not have even been eligible for appointment to the Intel Presidential Advisory Board because he has a Federal job as a member of Congress.

Morris argued that a Grand Jury should be empaneled to look into the case, because this “could be an impeachable offense.”

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Gunny G: “Chesty” Puller’s Cousin, Georgie…

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Patton speech in Los Angeles 1945 and death. (Narrated by Ronald Reagan)
Youtube ^ | 1945 | Movietone News

Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:07:51 AM by Virginia Ridgerunner

Patton giving one of his last public speeches in Los Angeles, 1945, before he returned to Europe and died after a freak automobile accident.

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Alter Bathes Obama in Heavenly Light!

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Alter Bathes Obama in Heavenly Light!
Slate ^ | 5/28/2010 | Timothy Noah

Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:34:34 AM by Incorrigible

I never noticed this particular column before but it popped up in my newscatcher RSS feeds this morning.

The Obama Messiah Watch by Tim Noah at Slate is apparently keeping tabs on the media and it’s portrayal of Obama as the second coming.

This time he calls out Jonathan Alter’s new book “The Promise” which details President Obama’s first year. There’s more information at the link but here is a passage from that book:

“Rabbi David Saperstein, reading from Psalms in English and Hebrew, noticed from the altar that the good men and women of the congregation that day, including the Bidens and other dignitaries, had not yet stood. Finally Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Church asked that everyone rise. At that moment Saperstein saw something from his angle of vision: “If I had seen it in a movie I would have groaned and said, ‘Give me a break. That’s so trite.'” A beam of morning light shown [sic] through the stained-glass windows and illuminated the president-elect’s face. Several of the clergy and choir on the altar who also saw it marveled afterward about the presence of the Divine.”

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