Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cause for optimism?

There is a trend afoot - a trend that may actually signal a pendulum swing towards a return to Constitutional principles.

Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a joint resolution declaring Alaska's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution – and now 36 other states have introduced similar resolutions as part of a growing resistance to the federal government.
36 states? 36 states are showing some spine after nearly 150 years of acquiescing to Federal supremacy? Now THAT'S something!

What remains to be seen is whether this is simply legislative grandstanding by cynical politicians who want to give the appearance of representing the interests of the people while at the same time remaining true to their one all-important constituency: themselves.

If it is legit, it's a breakthrough of huge importance. HUGE! It it's legit, it could be the start of actual reform in Washington, as the federal government has the choice of either stepping up to the plate and honoring the wishes of the states, or......

Never mind. What was I thinking?