If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that I’ve been having a continuing online discussion about Texas Sovereignty and the recent signs that Texans remember their independence HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE. HERE, and HERE. The trail of thought through them all seems to be (a) Texas was a Republic before it was a state, (b) Texans remember that and value that as part of their heritage, (c) some Texans wouldn’t mind being independent again if the Obama Administration is so hell-bent on spending us into obilivion, and (d) this is currently impossible according to an 1868 Supreme Court decision that says while the U.S. Constitution is operant, the Union is perpetual.
And if the Constitution is in need of an amendment, that means the Union, perhaps, may not be so perpetual:
In response to an unprecedented expansion of federal power, citizens have held hundreds of “tea party” rallies around the country, and various states are considering “sovereignty resolutions” invoking the Constitution’s Ninth and Tenth Amendments. For example, Michigan’s proposal urges “the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States.”
Personally, I’d love to see the IRS done away with and a “Flat Tax” implemented. It’s working very well in the Russian Federation, and people would know exactly how much they’re paying in taxes.
And they’d be outraged, I’m sure . . .