Thursday, February 5, 2009

And so it Begins.

If I'm not mistaken one of the lynch pins of the Democrat party's most recent electoral success was that for the last 8 years or so the Republicans had succeeded in intimidating the voting public by fear mongering about the war on terror. The Patriot Act was a usurpation of power blaa blaa blaa...... Gitmo, blaa blaa blaa.....

And yet now that the Democrats control both Houses of Congress and the White House they want to pass a fiscal monstrosity by calling it a "stimulus package." I am finding it hard to disabuse myself of the notion that I'm being fear mongered into accepting a crap sandwich that's being sold as Dr. Feelgood's magic Elixer.

Some of those in the all so well informed media and inside political circles have, much to their own chagrin, acknowledged that the new Messiah isn't exactly getting his way, or that the magic of the momment is fading faster than a drunken stupor induced quickie Las Vegas wedding.

It not as if our new President doesn't have his hands full as it is. Now it seems there are some new pressures soon to come to bare from an entirely unexpected quarter. There had been some whispers about it but now the cat is out of the bag.

That most ugly of spectors, at least for Democrats any way, has arisen. That old bugaboo that strikes fear into the heart of any good pandering Democrat - Federalism. It seems that just this week a Resolution was introduced in the New Hampshire House asserting of all things that New Hampshire is a free and independent State and that specificly, any law enforcement measures enacted by the Federal Government that are outside the bounds placed upon it by the Constitution can be considered null and void. That the Federal Government has no right to enfore laws within the State of New Hampshire that is does not have the authority to inact in the first place.

Now I can't personally atest to the makeup of the New Hampshire State Legislature nor the resolutions chances of passage there. But word of it having been introduced there will no doubt spread to other states that just may be considered more fertile ground in which to grow. A wide swath between the gulf coast and the Canadian border comes to mind.

For those who might be want to read the resolution for themselves, I would refer you to some of Pat Dollard's excellent work.

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