Reply to: The Devolution of American Media: In Madison Take-No-Prisoners Politics Gives Way to “Power Shopping”
Interesting perspective. I'm sure Sly appreciates it. BTW I found your piece at www.MadisonRadio.com which is a slinging ground for Madison radio folks and old timers.
Reply to: Despite Super PACs Finding Limited Success in 2012, Money in Politics Will Escalate
To compete with buying influence is with an organized counter-movement that works BETWEEN elections. We need an easier, more robust way to participate, solve problems, and hold politicians accountable. www.at10us.com
Reply to: Michigan Passes "Right to Work" Containing Verbatim Language from ALEC Model Bill
We are no longer a democracy when bills pass without public approval or vote. This was already denied in public vote, reworded by our Dictator (I mean, eh-hem, Governor and his minions) and passed without public polls. Michigan is falling apart, the government is corrupt, what will they do next?
Reply to: Will GOP Governors Really Try "Nullifying" Obamacare?
Sir, I think you don't understand the whole philosophy behind Nullification. When you consider that we have natural rights and that we are sovereign individuals, you will ultimately come to the conclusion that nullification is a completely legitimate exercise of rights that can't be taken away from us.
If our rights are inalienable, how could one then simply say that a "right" doesn't exist because the Supreme Court said so? How could we have a written Constitution that is supposed to be the law of the land, but then expect that only a small group of lawyers in black robes are the only ones that can interpret it? If that happened to be the case, then our rights couldn't be thought of as inalienable and the powers of the government would be whatever the Supreme Court deemed them to be.. no matter what the actual Constitution said.
Does it make sense to allow the Federal Gov't to be the sole arbiter of what its powers are? Of course not. Then who is going to let it know when it's crossing the line? The states and the people within them, both of which are sovereign.
Please learn more on the topic of nullification before writing something so erroneous. Thomas E. Woods, Jr's book, Nullification, would be a great start.
Reply to: ALEC's So-Called "Right to Work" Bill as Political Revenge in Michigan
I appreciate your analysis of ALEC but I'm troubled by how little this article actually discusses the law in question