Oh I love Texas and so should you! This is the 21st century version of the shot that will be heard around the world. Governor Rick Perry has eloquently stated the position of Texas and its association with the United States of America as outlined in our glorious constitution.
If I run for Governor of Colorado I will be right by Rick Perry’s side on this issue. Along with rebuilding trust between citizens and state representatives I will run on a 21st century government framework which will be a return to the 18th century values that created the greatest framework for government the world has ever seen. If we want to continue our success in America we must look back at our founding framework. We must reset our value systems to meet the challenges of today. The biggest challenge is the institutionalized undermining of our history and constitution.
Governor Perry is simply stating something that should be common knowledge but unfortunately is not; the states are constitutionally responsible for running their states. Federal extortion through tax policy is unconstitutional. For example, where in the constitution does it endorse taking tax dollars from Texans or citizens of Colorado to give to special interests in Michigan?
Many large government and left leaning political pundits point to the general welfare clause in our constitution to confiscate personal property (money) to give to their political friends as payoffs but we know better. Our founders were masters of the English language and words meant things. In the constitution it defines the federal role quite clearly; “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
The people that assault the constitution also ignore the tenth amendment hoping it will go unnoticed but again we know better and so does Governor Perry. The word promote is used specifically by the founders because their intent was a federal government that would be a support mechanism for the individual states, not a doctorial authority. Their belief was in order for states to prosper, a strong defense, legal system, and single point of negotiation for foreign trade and treaties was best served as a unified country. That is why the words establish, provide, insure, and secure are used in the way they are. It clearly demonstrates their intention. If they intended for the system we have drifted toward today they would have said provide for the welfare of the citizens of all of the states. But they didn’t. They were expecting that the federal government in their responsibilities to protect the nation and establish a justice system would promote the general welfare of all. So laws would be introduced that would create a framework that would serve the general welfare of all of the citizens of each state.
Today the federal government is implementing programs that take individual property (money) from one group to promote the “welfare” of another group. These programs are specific and not even in line with the general welfare clause. Not to mention the extortion that the federal government uses to get states to comply with their programs. The federal government takes property (money) from individual citizens of a state and then requires specific actions in order to get their own money back to pave a road or educate a child, or bailout a car company. It has gone so far beyond the constitutional scope that it has to be stopped. It is time for the states to take their true role given to them by the tenth amendment. We need to stop feeding the federal government with the money that enables them to stomp on our freedom.
So again; God Bless Texas, God Bless Governor Rick Perry! We are going back to the future with the great state of Texas taking the lead. It is a path we should all follow right into prosperity…