Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Empire keeps a rollin'

Well, here we go again.

Once again, a pol runs on the ticket of "change", yet nothing changes. Not for the better anyway.

Obama is trying to fire up more bush wars and ramp up the attacks/occupations of a bunch of little places in the middle east that are simply not capable of being a threat to the American public in any meaningful way.

Meanwhile, at home, his "change" consists of nationalizing a large segment of the automotive industry, already held captive by a union that rewards sloth and incompetence while deliberately ignoring and suppressing innovation.

As he and his puppet masters continue the plunder, a small but growing number of people are talking state secession.

I consider this a step in the right direction. In fact, it's an issue that I would even be willing to vote on, even knowing that voting is in itself an act of aggression. I can justify it to myself as returning fire. Whether you can or not is up to you. I can't judge another on this issue, as it's a very difficult subject.

I think secession is the answer, of course, but I take it much further than simply one State breaking off from a larger one. Sure, that's a good idea in that it decentralizes and by implication disempowers the Federation, but it still produces yet another state.

And yes, I know that by definition this would actually be a sovereign state reasserting it's sovereignty. But truth and definition often differ, and this is one of those cases. These United States became The United State(s) with the imposition of Imperial rule on or about June 23, 1865. This became 'law' with the passage of the seventeenth amendment in 1913. This amendment "reformed" senatorial elections by absolutely bypassing the State representation that was one of the core tenets of federalism. It states, in an oblique but absolute way, that the State government is NOT to be represented to the Federal government. Which is to say, the States are NOT RELEVANT to the operation or existence of the federation.

Secession would be one good way to let them know that Sovereign State isn't just a catch phrase for a province. And perhaps the newly formed state could be further seceeded from, right down to the man.