The Other McCain

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The Bigger Picture

Posted on | March 18, 2010 | 20 Comments

by Smitty

Via Moonbattery, we have a sobering summary of 14 months of Constitutional demolition:.

If it looks like our separation of powers is collapsing towards an autocratic Executive, you may be perceptive.

Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello admits the truth:
Why is the Federal government behaving so indiscriminately? Because it has the Federal Reserve, that’s why. Money is extracted from the people and goes right to DC. The States are too fiscally weak since 1913.

Now, what historical events come to mind when one ponders this atrocious Congress?

Bring it on, sad, sorry Speaker. Your Yamamoto moment awaits. You may serve your ‘Emperor’, assault the United States, and even achieve something you can dishonestly call a victory. Our task is to make this the greatest political Pyrrhic victory in US history. It shall be your albatross.

As we move towards November, keep in mind that voting the bums out is necessary, but not sufficient. If there isn’t structural change, a movement of political power away from DC and a restoration of State’s rights, then you may have bought some time. But that’s all.

The Federal government has no business managing individual birth, education, housing, employment, health care, or retirement. Striking the 16th Amendment would also rid you of the Federal eminent domain over your wallet.

Not to distract from the task at hand, mind you: I’ll be checking in with Jon Voight on Saturday. I’ll leave tomorrow’s Virginia greeting of BHO to Dan Riehl. We’ve got to make ObamaCare hurt for Pelosi and Reid like it will hurt for the rest of the country, should it survive to become law.

Update: So here is Boehner:

Boehner believes that abortion will be the key complication for on-the-fence Democrats in the final hours. “I’ve always thought that this would be the issue,” he says. “This is public funding for abortion. They know it can’t be fixed. There just aren’t the votes in the Senate.” He says he respects pro-life congressman Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) for holding firm, but cautions that he “never thought that Stupak could hold ten to twelve votes.”

My Independent but left-leaning office mate today was harshly critical of people in office offering obstruction for the sake of personal gain. No accusation here, Mr. Boehner, but you’d up your game considerably if you were using the C-word (Constitution, not an adjective directed at Madame Speaker). Preserving the Constitution is a goal only slightly less noble than preserving human life.

Update II: via email,

Featured speakers at the Washington, D.C. Rally on Saturday will include:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (MN)
Congressman Tom Price (GA)
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC)
Actor & Conservative John Voight
Dr. Milton Wolf, Barack Obama’s second cousin who opposes Obamacare
Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
Jim Martin, 60 Plus
Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity
Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
Kathryn Serkes, Doctor Patient Medical Association
Mark Skoda, Memphis Tea Party
Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express
Jennifer Hulsey, American Grassroots Coalition
FreedomWorks Representative
Ben Cunningham, Founder of the Tennessee Tax Revolt