Fabulous speech by the fabulous Constitutional Scholar Publius Huldah, on Nullification. This is from just a couple of days ago, in Raleigh NC. The video is in four roughly ten-minute segments, so it's pretty easy to watch in small snippets of time.
In my email inbox this morning was yet another in a long string of emails over the last few years of a similar theme. This one's subject line was "Draft Dr. Ben Carson for President!"
Dr. Carson - from what we have all seen of him - is a fine, brilliant, honorable man. But he is NOT a proper candidate for President; he has NO understanding of the Constitutional limitations on government!
Please read his articles, and listen to his interviews. He shows, again and again, that while his heart is in the right place, he does not know WHY the Constitution limits the power and purview of the federal government.
Folks, please just STOP jumping on one bandwagon after another and THINK for a bit. We need to elect people who understand the Constitution -- WHY it was written the way it was, WHY we will ALL be better off without DC's nose in everything we do, why a powerful central government as we have now HURTS THE POOR and PREVENTS them from getting ahead, hurts the environment, prevents access to medical care both physically and financially, and so much more.
Spread the principles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and find people in your own towns and states who also understand those and who can run for local office.
DC is the very LAST place where we will see change -- because the change has to come from WE, the PEOPLE, first. And our power is most easily demonstrated locally. Change your town; change your county; change your state. THEN we will see change in DC. But not through "drafting" for national office people who don't understand the Constitutional limitations of government.
“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.”
~James Garfield, 1876 - America’s Centennial
If Congress is a mirror, NONE of us should be accepting of what we see.
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. they are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
Alexander Hamilton, “The Farmer Refuted”, February 5, 1775.
Today we have a new web site map and counter. The former one (that I really liked) was only up a month -- and showed visits from 25 states and 7 countries -- but interfered with my ability to edit the site at all.
In theory, this new one does NOT interfere with site functions. Pass the word around and let's surpass that 25/7 count!
We have set a date for the guided tour of the Forefather's Monument on Allerton Street in Plymouth, MA.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, starting at 11 AM. Price is $30 per person.
We will meet our tour guide, BettyAnn, at the Visitor's Center. We will get two tours for our time and our money: the Monument, and a working cranberry bog. She will choose which one we see first, depending on various factors. We will likely be done with everything by 3PM.
General tour info:
Anyone who wishes to form carpools, please use the comment areas and if need be I will get people in touch with each other.
Bring-along snacks would be appropriate, and there are plenty of eateries in Plymouth once we are done.
Amateur (in the original meaning) Constitutional scholar and Libertarian.