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The Path to Saving the
Republic: Just Say ´No´

American Thinker, by Michael Finch

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 1/31/2013 9:43:02 AM

Our nation is in crisis. The Obama administration is centralizing power at a level unmatched in American history with grave consequences for our future liberty and freedom. (Snip) So, is there a way to restore the Republic? There is good news; the first salvos have already been fired in the battle to save America. And no, they weren´t fired from anywhere in Washington D.C., from members of Congress or from Republican Party headquarters. The shots being fired, the first movements in a war to save our republican form of government are coming from the most unheralded of places.

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A very good explanation and history of nullification by the states.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10, 1/31/2013 9:51:35 AM     (No. 9150261)

We may not be able to elect a president we like but we should make sure we vote for our local and state leaders. the low info voters stay home for these elections

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/31/2013 9:52:41 AM     (No. 9150265)

Might want to move to Must Read. This is too important to eventually lose after 25 more posts are made today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot, 1/31/2013 10:26:44 AM     (No. 9150344)

FTA:

It is ironic, but we, and rightly so, call out the Left for its manner of shutting out debate through name calling. You raise an issue and you are a bigot, racist, homophobe, Islamophobe, you name it. But the Right, in discussing this issue does the same, hence the ridiculous "neo-confederate" charge over the issue of nullification. With all due respect to the great legal scholars on the right today, I won´t turn a deaf ear to the words and writings of Jefferson and Madison. Not under our present conditions.


It´s about time to have a legitimate discussion about nullification. It may very well be the only thing that saves the republic.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 1/31/2013 11:04:17 AM     (No. 9150445)

The refusal to set up state run insurance exchanges ( Va and Tenn, among others) is a start.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Melody, 1/31/2013 11:21:42 AM     (No. 9150500)

Besides opposition to Obamacare, the author mentions that ´´Democratic Governor of Montana claims that any Federal government ban on the right to bear arms will not take hold in his State...´´ The other side won´t take this lying down.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lavalette, 1/31/2013 11:42:30 AM     (No. 9150545)

It is obvious that the original design of the Constitution´s federal system was to create a balance of power between the state and national governments, and it is obvious that one effect of the civil war was to tip that balance and put us on a slow course (not so slow anymore) toward consolidation of all power in Washington and all Washington power in a god-man President/Dictator.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/31/2013 11:54:39 AM     (No. 9150577)

That is EXACTLY what the House of Representatives should do. Just say NO to funding any of the WH policies and actions that increase spending. and if they are UnConstitutional, go to court.

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