Hat tip to this British MEP for telling it like it is:
The House of Commons has always seemed more rowdy, confrontational, and less congenial than our Congress. Glad to see some of that being taken to the anti-democratic European Parliament. Even in our federal system, a key concept is that the the states entered the Union with their sovereignty intact. The idea that the federal government could tell a state that it couldn’t or shouldn’t have elections is unthinkable. We’d burn down Washington if they tried to thwart elections. Apparently dual sovereignty isn’t a concept European lawmakers understand.
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Federalism, as understood at the founding, does not exist here either. Hell, it doesn’t even exist as understood at the time the fourteenth amendment was ratified.
“Weâ€™d burn down Washington if they tried to thwart elections.”
Bull. Americans are to damn passive. No matter what the government does the overwhelming majority goes along with it and is willing to go through it “for our own good”.
There are sometime I don’t belive these people are worthy of being free. There so willing to give it up. If the fed decided to cancel state election we would be angy but no one would do a goddamn thing about it. And you know thats true.
I agree with what Shawn said in #2 – the overwhelming majority of us Americans now just goes along with whatever the government says is necessary, for whatever reasons the government offers.
Look at the TSA agents at the airports now – they get to either irradiate us and take pictures of our naked bodies with pricey scanning machines that were paid for by our tax dollars, or fondle us in a way that would be considered a sexual assault anywhere else. Not a single act of terrorism has been prevented by these intrusive procedures, but yet enough people are apparently acquiescing to these newfangled violations of their fourth amendment rights.
Meanwhile, I’ll bet that the next act of Islamic terrorism committed on American soil will not even involve airplanes or airports. Even if the attack fails to kill or hurt a single American, a time will likely arrive soon afterward when another one of out civil rights will likely start getting violated routinely “for everybody’s safety” by our own government, and many of us will start making petty rationalizations for this, too.
Ronnie hit it. If the Wacky TSA Molestation Adventure business can’t get any more than us fringe-dwellers pissed off, it’s over. The country is so pussified there’s just no coming back.
“you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill
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