Today’s America is in desperate need of revolution. Revolt. Uprising. And that uprising need not be one of bullets and bombs. It needs to be individual Americans, en masse, who are finally tired of – and finally finished with – the status quo. Who are tired of the power that central government has amassed. Tired of centralized power that controls virtually every facet of their individual lives, liberties, and properties.
Needed: Individual Americans who are ready, willing, and able – with nothing more than their votes, their voices, and their overwhelming numbers – to take back their own lives and restore the limited government which is their birthright.
In this revolution, we hold the high moral ground – our enemy the high physical ground. We have the numbers; they have the top of the hill. We have more troops; they have more powerful weapons.
We hold the high moral ground because we are right. I don’t necessarily mean we are “morally” right. I mean we are Constitutionally right. We are historically right. We are “American” right. The enemy has not managed to amend the Constitution of the United States to allow this virtual monopoly on power. Their government is one achieved by coup. The one we fight for is the only legitimate government of the United States. It’s the one in the Constitution.
Our enemy holds the high physical ground because currently, they own the government. They’ve usurped the courts. They’ve usurped the legislature. They’ve usurped the executive. All the mechanisms designed by the United States Constitution to protect the people from government are dug in at the top of Capitol Hill raining the massive firepower of U.S. government down on the heads of those very people.
Our numbers are greater. The people of the United States are ready for change. Even most grassroots, working class liberals are ready to be done working one-third of their every workweek for the government. They are as done as conservatives with government telling them not only that they have to buy health insurance, but also what insurance to buy. And certainly conservatives are done with overreaching government.
But still – even with our overwhelming numbers – a mere handful of the political elite own the top of this hill. They are winning this battle and ultimately, unless we can find a weapon that deals a knock-out blow, they will win this war. Because they have something that we sorely lack – unity. Pro-choice minorities, feminist minorities, racist minorities, gay minorities, transgender minorities – all rallied around one unifying cry. “Fundamentally transform America!” For they all know that if their unified coup is successful, their own cause is successful.
Missouri’s Senate Continuing Resolution, the two-step petition approach to the State Powers Amendment, offers such a standard around which our troops can rally. It takes nothing from the federalists and – in fact – brings an important tool to their toolbox. It takes nothing from the nullifiers and – in fact – brings an important tool to their toolbox. It takes nothing from the Convention of States Project and – in fact – brings an important tool to their toolbox.
Whatever your minority faction – pro-life, free markets, agenda 21, lower or fairer taxes, whatever – this tool brings an important new weapon to your battle! And if we take THIS hill together, your cause is furthered as a result of our unified advance.
The State Powers Amendment is unity. Loud and clear. Bold and forthright. Honest and overt. As loudly as our unified enemy says, “Our war is against the United States of America”, with this we say, “Our war is for a United States of America.” United! States! United! People! One! United! Battle! Take that hill, brothers and sisters!
American Federalism, a definition.
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” (Emphasis added) James Madison, Federalist 45