Monday, January 24, 2005

Enough moping- back to work.

Okay, my feelings of fear and loathing have subsided, and I have decided that there is nothing to be gained by pretending that I am somehow doing anyone service by waiting for the blue state expulsion. It'll never come, anyway (dammit). How can we advance the cause of (actual) liberty while out of power in all three branches of government?

Take a lesson from the South- assert states rights.

Let's be honest- states rights were nothing more than a desperate attempt by the minority to stave off the will of the majority. It was about power, and nothing more. Never mind that the cause of states rights was used in the 50s and 60s to slow the march of civil rights. Never mind that states rights was used in the 90s to thwart the Gun Free School Zone Act and the Violence Against Women Act. In the new century, let's use the doctrine to undo the PATRIOT Act, No Child Left Behind, and same sex marriage.

I always thought that the Feds should have more power than, say, Minnesota. I also know that in politics, what matters is power. Right now, we don't that much power. So screw it- use the tools at our disposal to effectuate change. File suit, challenge their actions, and use the intellectually specious doctrine that conservatives used for years to prevent progress- only now, we'll be using it to stop the damage.

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