Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Old times dar am not forgotten"

3 Comments:

Blogger Mohawk on the Dartmouth said...

Strange, in history class I was taught that Democrats started the Confederacy. Also, mostly Democrats were against the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

The only parallel between the Republican Party and the Confederacy are the argument of States' Rights. Even so, I haven't heard any Republicans calling for us to secede from The Union.

9:48 AM  
Blogger knobboy said...

Other than the name, not quite sure what the Democratic party of 150 years ago, or 45 years ago, has to do with the current version, but what the hell?

And once again, Google comes through.

See, Zach Wamp.

See, Rick Perry.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Mohawk on the Dartmouth said...

I hadn't heard of Zach Wamp. From what I read from the article, he still thinks we can make this right at the ballot box in 2010 & 2012. I wouldn't charge him with seditiion for that comment.

As for Perry, he's a Neo-Con who is only where he is because of George W. Bush, and an incompetent Democratic opposition.

Unlike most states, Texas joined the Union as a sovereign nation. We weren't just a territory aquired in the Louisiana Purchase.

Keep in mind, Perry's comments came out when the Healthcare Legislation was being debated.

Perry did indirectly suggest secession, but here's why:

THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTS

That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:

Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.

As you can see, if any state, not just Texas, is treated unfairly (i.e. Cornhusker Kickback), Texas does have the legal right to secede. The Federal Government is violating the US Constitution's 10th Amendment with the Healthcare Law, because The US Constitution doesn't specify the powers of the Federal Government to include healthcare. Since healthcare isn't even mentioned in the US Constitution, we have to refer to the 10th Amendment:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

This is why state healthcare programs like the ones in Hawaii and Massachusetts are constitutional, while a federal healthcare program isn't.

3:00 PM  

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