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State Sovereignty a distant memory

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

More of the free press is reporting the risks of our increasing debt. In a recent Clarion article, the most optimistic experts give us until 2020, when 80 percent of the taxes collected will go toward Social Security, Medicare, other benefits and interest on the debt. For decades this Nation has not lived within its means. We have created one economic bubble after another. From President Reagan to President Obama both parties have grown the debt. We hear about future balanced budgets, they never develop.

Most citizens ignore what is occurring. We are diverted with political games and amusements; we keep our head in the sand. Does the future hold tyranny or anarchy? Is there any other choice?

The founders of this great nation understood the fear of a standing army. In the 2008 "Heller" Supreme Court case the four dissenting justices stated:

"The Second Amendment was adopted to protect the right of the people of each of the several States to maintain a well-regulated militia. It was a response to concerns raised during the ratification of the Constitution that the power of Congress to disarm the state militias and create a national standing army posed an intolerable threat to individual liberty and to the sovereignty of the several States."

State Sovereignty is a distant memory. Every State is tied to the federal cash flow. The National standing armies continue to expand. Homeland security has one of the largest growing expenditures. What are they preparing for? Are "we the people" willing to give up our freedoms and liberties because we fear Islamic terrorist? I fear my government far more.

If you recognize your responsibility, for the future, join your local citizen's militia. Together we can protect our community. Do we have until 2020?

Ray Southwell

Nikiski



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