Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Posted by philmon at Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Well they know something else now. They know we REALLY don't think the Federal Government has any business forcing us to buy a product (or pay a fine) just to exist as an American.
They know it 71%-29%.
Our Capitol City was named after Thomas Jefferson. Lewis and Clark embarked from here to discover points beyond without any health insurance at all. Or food stamps. They didn't have to license their boat or even pay taxes on it every year. They carried guns with them and used them without a permit. Harry Truman, for whom the buck stopped ... from here. A place called "Independence". We also have towns named "Useful" and "Freedom" and "Liberty".
Now of course the left pundits will tell you that voters were confused, or that the Dems weren't motivated to vote on it, that it doesn't really represent what the people want ... or, if you're that dude from California, that it doesn't matter because the Federal Government can pretty much do whatever it wants. (hence 71%-29% is meaningless but Obama's 52.5%-47.5% win was a "landslide" and a mandate for "Change").
Now a lot of people think the Tea Party is about a lot of stuff that it's not about. They've been fed the lines over and over that it's about racism, hating a black president, theocracy, ignorance, uneducated people who don't know what's good for them, people duped by big business and moneyed interests ... "astroturf".
Bastiat and Hayek if you really want to understand what made America different, and why that's a good thing.
I hope people in the other 17 states that have similar initiatives to Missouri Proposition C will take heart. The so-called "supremacy" clause aside, this sends a powerful message to Washington. And what Congress passes, Congress can repeal. They are subject to the Constitution and to us, not us to them and just screw the Constitution because it means whatever they need it to mean today to enact their agenda.