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States Rights

Portrait of John C. Calhoun

Portrait of John C. Calhoun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a lot of discussion about State’s Rights and whether so many of the policies and regulations that are being proposed on the Federal Scale are in violation of the States Rights. Personally I think that many of them are, but one of the worst cases is the Federal Involvement in our schools. I think that a large portion of our educators, legislators, and laypeople are unaware that legally the federal government has no right to force any standards upon the schools. They may suggest, offer money for the policies that they want implemented, but they have no legal authority to force states to follow these standards.

How much influence do we want a federal government to have? When do we stop letting them force by bullying and threatening the schools in order to get policies in place that go totally against our moral values and common sense? We have in power an administration that uses bullying, threats, and even suing states in order to force their will upon the people of this country. How far do they go before it becomes treasonous? When you are in the process of destroying the very thing that you took an oath to protect, when does it become a violation? I am not saying that this leadership should be tried for treason, I am saying when are the people of this country and leaders in the separate states going to wake up and realize that what is being done to them is in violation of the Constitution and that they do have other options that to just answer the lawsuits in court and depend upon a Federal Court that may be just a guilty of violating their own oath of office.

Our founders intent was for the States to trump the Federal, for the Federal to be an arm of the State to promote the welfare of the States and the people. We have let it be turned around where the States are an aterthought and only seem to enjoy rights granted to them by the Federal Government and those are constantly being ignored or whittled away if they don’t fit the desires of whomever is in power at the time.

Excerpt from:


 John C. CalhounUnion and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun [1811]

If it be possible still to doubt that the several States retained their sovereignty and independence unimpaired, strong additional arguments might be drawn from various other portions of the instrument—especially from the third article, section third, which declares, that— “treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” It might be easily shown that— “the United States” —mean here—as they do everywhere in the constitution—the several States in their confederated character—that treason against them, is treason against their joint sovereignty—and, of course, as much treason against each State, as the act would be against any one of them, in its individual and separate character. But I forbear. Enough has already been said to place the question beyond controversy. Read the entire discourse at Online Library of Liberty!

Debunking the Common Core “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Narrative…. via The Bell News

11 responses

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  2. Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    Excellent post and a must read for all.
    In the history of the United States, I do not believe that the urgent need existed as much as it does today for the education of the masses. So many Americans are ignorant to the rights of the state and of the people.

    January 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    • Thanks D, God bless you my friend!

      January 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm

  3. The MAD Jewess

    I will have to read more later, I am so sick with the dang OBAMA-flu.
    But, I will come back and read.

    January 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    • I will keep you in my prayers MJ, God bless you my friend!

      January 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm

  4. The MAD Jewess

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    January 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    • I will be back soon MJ, have had a lot going on. Will check it out, I know that anything that you do is beautiful. Thanks for the links!

      January 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      • The MAD Jewess

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        January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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    January 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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  7. Thank you for the link Tim Shey and God bless you!

    January 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm


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