Donnay's husband here, great interview on AJ's show, and I've just re-read through this thread, great points, but...
Nice to make your acquaintance... and thank you very much.
I understand your points re: secession, however, is that not the inevitable end anyway?
No it is not inevitable, nor was it in 1860. The exercise of the 9th and 10th amendments by the state's at the behest of their people to reign in federal power, is precisely why they were included in the Constitution, to rein in federal power by state-control. When the people realize that it was the false flag at Ft. Sumter that started the civil war... FFs started most other wars as well. Once this is realized, then that particular move by the globalists will no longer be effective.
Do you honestly think that the fedgov and it's globalist jockeys are going to just throw up their hands and say, "by all means, you are so right, we are in violation of the 10th Amendment, please, arrest us and depose us from power"?
The federal government has no 10th amendment power, nor is it its responsibility to police itself with regard to the Constitution generally... and the 9th and 10th amendments specifically. This is precisely why by constitutional design the vast majority of power is retained by the states and the people, who have the responsibility to exercise their power when the general government fails in it's duties, or oversteps its bounds...
This was precisely the argument being waged when John Adams stated...
"The government turns every contingency
into an excuse for enhancing power in itself."
The question should be, are the states and the people strong enough in their resolve, to do what is right and necessary to stop this Corporate/socialist global juggernaut, masquerading as our federal agent, will they stand and fight, together, remaining true, to the contract we have between us and not break and run toward the ruin of civil war?
Perhaps "secession" is the wrong word, maybe "crack up" is more what I am anticipating, much like what happened to the USSR in 1990.
This is the plan, but it isn't the plan of the founders... it is the desire of the globalists to break the Union into 10 "federal regions"... "In order to bring government closer to the people." Right?!... Not constitutional government, but a top-down globalist feudal government. This has been one plan that has been in the works by the globalist planners for decades... and out of the chaos of multiple secessions across this broad country, should they occur, would be playing right into the elitists hands. Just like the Soviets.
My point to you, and the one I just made to donnay, is the fedgov does not follow any other part of the constitution. Why would they be bound by the 10th, any more than they have been bound by any of the other parts of the bill of rights?
As I stated above, it is up to the states to follow the 9th and 10th amendments and have the testicular fortitude to stick by their guns, no matter what. As I explained in another thread, the reason why New Hampshire's resolution failed is because they were making two moves at once. Like in a game of chess, in one move, you have put the opponents claim to power in jeopardy, you must declare it by saying "check," and await his response. This is what the Sovereignty Resolution is, and must be understood and declared by majority vote of both houses of each state legislature independent of one another. Once this is done, then comes the 10th Amendment State Sovereignty Act, "checkmate!" This is the document in which you enumerate those unconstitutional federal mandates that you will not enforce, and that you will withhold funds to the federal government in those amounts, to boot until the feds cease and desist.
Most people do not realize that it is the 50 states from which the federal government gets all of its money and all of its manpower for armies and bureaucracies in such, in effect without the states the federal government has to no power.
The recent "banker bail out" and "economic stimulus" bills have given the globalists, on their face, almost $2 trillion with which to wage war against the American people. In the second phase of the sovereignty move, which is where we were with this movement back in 1995, when the Feds attacked by blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, and then taking to the airwaves against "the vast right wing conspiracy," bringing to bear the media, the Southern poverty Law Center, the ACLU, and the president and his "wife" to demonize the Patriot movement... they successfully changed the mood toward the 10th amendment, lawful militias, Patriot groups, and the Constitution as well.
In 1994 when the first 10th amendment resolution was passed, there were lawful state sanctioned militias in 48 of the 50 states, today, there's about a dozen. It takes three quarters of the states giving 10th Amendment warning, and then implementing the Sovereignty Act, to throw the bums out, and still maintain the contract... it must be understood that all amendments to the Constitution from the 13th amendment on will be overhauled or scrapped. This includes the "changeling" amendment number 13 which in February of 1865 replaced the original fully ratified 13th amendment, that most folk don't even know about. All of these amendments, were specifically designed to increase federal power at the expense of the states and the people. Three quarters of the states can do this with nothing more than a stroke of the pen. The original 13th amendment would be then reinstated.
Each one of the later amendments, 1865 on, would be searched for any constitutionality in them. I have done much research on this over the last 15 years, and it is amazing how little constitutionality there is in them, when examined under the light of the Constitution's original intent. This will all occur when we accept our power and cease being the divided federal states of America, and truly become the Constitutional United States of America!
JTCoyoté"If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms
renounce or give up any natural right... The right to freedom
being the gift of God -- it is not in the power of man to alienate
this gift and voluntarily become a slave." ~Samuel Adams
--The Father of the American Rebellion
and War for Independence