Let’s jump right on in, shall we?
Yesterday, President Obama came to town to pitch health care reform in St. Charles.
Opponents to reform staged their own rally to rally support for…um, well…to rally support for not doing anything to reform health care.
Basically, the St. Louis metropolitan area was awash in rallyfication.
This bitch caught some of the rally against rallying support for health care reform on the news and I was struck by a certain theme of state sovereignty.
See, Missouri has a 10th Amendment movement afoot that seeks to establish state sovereignty and one of the key issues supporters are using to make their push is health care reform.
Now, now…I know that you know that I know that you know that the 10th Amendment does not grant absolute sovereignty to states in the union. That would make the union part of the Republic a wee bit fucked. Rather, it grants states the right to control shit that the federal government does not control or regulate. Like most of the Constitution, it lacks specificity…that is a good thing, since we the people don’t want to be limited by the specific definitions of 1790’s American society. But ‘tis that lack of specificity that has some Missourians attempting to break from the union without breaking from the union because they profess to love the union they are declaring sovereignty from.
Trust me, you haven’t lived until you’ve witnessed a sovereignty event that puts forth an argument about how Missouri is our own sovereign government/state/area answerable to no one and no government...and that ends with everyone in attendance pledging allegiance to the United States of America.
Yep, it’s really something to behold.
Oh, and these sovereignty folks love to issue non-binding resolutions.
Confession - a bitch finds issuing a resolution that holds no legal power to announce that Missouri doesn’t have to do anything the federal government mandates strange as hell if the foundation of the sovereignty argument is that the 10th Amendment grants Missouri the right to not do anything the federal government mandates.
But, what the hell…go forth and resolve without legal ramification to not do anything the federal government mandates.
It’s not as if Missouri state government has anything else to deal with.
It’s enough to make a body long to establish sovereignty from other Missourians.
***logs off pondering the establishment of the Kingdom of Bitchitude in South City***
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