Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shrieking Shriekers Turn Up The Volume

You know I'm still chuckling over this Human Events piece John Cole linked in this thread.

State governors—looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by the Obama “stimulus” plan—are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time.
In the first five weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has acted so rashly that at least 11 states have decided that his brand of “hope” equates to an intolerable expansion of the federal government’s authority over the states. These states—“Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California…Georgia,” South Carolina, and Texas—“have all introduced bills and resolutions” reminding Obama that the 10th Amendment protects the rights of the states, which are the rights of the people, by limting the power of the federal government. These resolutions call on Obama to “cease and desist” from his reckless government expansion and also indicate that federal laws and regulations implemented in violation of the 10th Amendment can be nullified by the states.

Whoa! Eleven states have introduced legislation? The states have done what? OK I know what the author intended to for us to understand. As others have pointed out some of the states have Democratic majorities and the GOP'ers have a few nuts willing to saw off the branch they are standing on. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that legislation was introduced to impeach GWB more than once. We all know how far it got--even with a Democratic majority in Congress.

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