435 National Representatives; 100 National Senators

October 9, 2010 by
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So I live in, and ran for the U.S. House seat in, Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District. However, it occurs to me that if elected, I would not have been a representative merely of the 5th District; just as Jim Cooper is not merely my representative. Under today’s political culture – which in no way resembles the nation of our founding – we are not a nation of 50 sovereign states with a common federal government; rather we are The National State of America, with 50 sub-territories.

 

Under this system, where every single day congress is passing new blanket legislation, often in disregard for the laws and constitutions of the several States, we have lost our States sovereignty. We do not recognize the states as 50 unique and separate entities as we have historically been. Our Founders gave us a very weak federal government, whose only purpose was to provide a national defense, make sure the states would always be fair to one another, and provide a few services for convenience to all citizens. Otherwise, each state was its own entity, and all states were bound together by this limited agreement. It is a near-flawless system. If one state has prohibitive laws you don’t like, you move to a state which does not. If the taxes are too high in New York, you can move to Florida. If the government of Michigan becomes too invasive for your taste, you can move to Kansas. It is very important to remember that the States created the federal government; the federal government did not create the States.

 

So, fast forward to 2010: the federal government has mandated to ALL the States how much water a toilet can use per flush, what light bulbs you can or cannot use, the lowest amount of money you can pay a person per hour for gainful employment, and worse yet, a mandate to all residents of every single state that they must have healthcare provided. These, of course, are only a few out of thousands of regulations the federal government has no business, and no legal authority, to mandate to the states.

 

Friends, we are out of control. And that is why I declare that we are now a National State, with 435 National Representatives and 100 National Senators. Until we turn this ship around, and get the power back into the hands of the States and out of Washington, all representatives and senators represent all of us, not merely their district or state.

 

So, how do we do it? It’s a very simple solution, however, that does not mean it will be easy.

 

We need legislators in Washington who understand the purpose, intent, and structure of our founding, and who have the integrity and fortitude to stick with it whether it is popular or not. We need people who, like myself, would rather serve only two years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then be voted out because of standing for what’s right, than serve for 40 years by making deals. We need people who are willing to fight for what is right.

 

We also need people at the state level who are willing to tell the federal government to go pound sand when they pass legislation that is outside their constitutional bounds. We need states to start simply refusing to follow mandates by the federal government when they are illegal. If the federal government won’t give our state highway funds because we refuse to tighten our DUI limitations to .08%, then we need to refuse to send our federal tax dollars to Washington. Seriously, what are they going to do, attack us? Kick us out of the Union? Kidnap some of our citizens and hold them hostage for ransom? What are they going to do?

 

This is not a joke, my friends, and it’s not for the faint of heart. This is not your nation, it is not my nation, and it is neither our parents nor our children’s nation; this is GOD’S nation! You don’t even belong to you! (You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 1 Cor. 6:19-20) God made us for His purpose, this nation for His purpose. Some of us are being called to protect it from the heathens and godless communists who are attacking it. ALL of us have been born here, in this place at this time, for a reason; a reason that is far beyond what we can imagine. I truly believe we are living in a time that will be looked at decades from now as a turning point in American history; a reawakening: a time when we choose either to continue on the brink of destruction, about to collapse from corruption from within; or choose to focus on God, turn back to our Divinely inspired founding, and for the first time in nearly a century, continue the march towards the vision our Founders started. The course we choose is up to us.

 

Or, maybe we get it wrong in 2012: maybe we don’t elect conservatives who are ready for the fight and full of integrity, while seeking God’s will for their own lives and His nation. Maybe we lose everything, and become a socialist/Marxist nation where mediocrity and irresponsibility are rewarded; where personal responsibility and success are punished. Maybe we become the nation that Ronald Reagan warned of when he said …one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

 

The choice is ours.

 

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