Now that many in the liberty movement have had a chance to ponder the outcome of the recent Federal election, let me give you a few additional ideas to ponder.
- The original emphasis of the Roanoke Tea Party was always on state action to thwart the federal government’s power grabs.
- Our thought process was that the Federal government is so far gone that it will be difficult to affect meaningful change. What we have seen since 2010 in Washington constantly reinforces that fact.
- That only the states have the power and the Constitutional authority to stand up to the Federal Government.
- There is a procedure that can be used to fight Federal government called nullification. While many people shy away from that word, it is a viable and effective means of fighting against federal overreach.
- The Commonwealth of Virginia has used nullification and nullification like actions as recently as this last General Assembly session.
- Getting more friendly state level officials in office is more “doable” for grass roots organizations
- The coming 2013 race or governor is a good way to unite various grassroots groups. I don’t know of a grassroots activist who would pick Bill Bolling over Ken Cuccinelli for Governor.
While many don’t much like the concept of nullification, I would remind those reading these words that if President Obama were to win this November, he will have four more years in the White House and he will not have to worry about a re-election campaign.
If that scenario were to happen, this is the most likely outcome:
- Obama will likely accelerate the fundamental transformation of the United States by usurping more and more power into the Executive Branch
- Congress, if Obama wins, will likely not have the votes to stop him
- Even if they did, Republican House and Senate leadership has proven unwilling to stand up to the President in any meaningful way
Not to mention that if Obamacare is not struck down by the Supreme Court, are we just going to just meekly accept the mandates and government control of this federal abomination?
We are going to have to accept the fact that we are in a war for the soul of this nation. If the Republicans in Washington, who are as often as not part of the problem, are not going to fight to save the Constitution and the Republic, it will come down to the states and the people to do it.
This isn’t going to be easy, but in the words of Patrick Henry.
“Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Hear more about nullification and other actions we can take at the state level at our next meeting on July 5th. The meeting will be at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood and begins at 6:30 PM.