@jakartaman – ya freaked me out. I saw the icon of the knight templar – Thought I might have been posting in my sleep.
 July 10, 2015 at 12:28pm
Well said… right past the BS and straight to the heart of the conflict. The Federalists v the Anti-federalists. “The Beast” – the dream of Alexander Hamiliton.
 July 9, 2015 at 10:21pm
So you see the flag of individual freedom and states rights as the same as the flag of a murderous governing system masquerading as a religion? Get off the pharmaceuticals dude. The joking is over, this is no longer funny. We are headed for a totalitarian state. If that is what you want, fine, it is time this country split.
 July 9, 2015 at 3:12pm
Slap – sheila jax lee? What a whackadoodle! She’s nuttier than an outhouse at a peanut festival.
 July 9, 2015 at 2:19pm
UPDATE: for 2014 that number has fallen to $.54 on the dollar. This according to the IRS.
 July 9, 2015 at 2:14pm
Ratiocinative – according to the Tax Foundation (2011), Texans receive $.94 per every dollars (36th) paid to the Federalies. Unless you are using common core math, that means the US is dependent on Texas. Broke – Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Texans don’t cotton to being dependent on anything. I don’t mean the prog sanctuaries like Houston, Austin, and San Antonio either.
 July 7, 2015 at 6:09pm
vanswear – we are pretty much on the same page. I would add severe punishment for any company employing illegals in any form or fashion. Where we part is where you don’t see that the progs benefit much more than conservatives. There are some RHINOs who push for “immigration reform” because some of their puppet masters benefit financially from cheap labor. Progs benefit because they increase their voting block by the millions. So to an extent you are right that the slime is in both parties, but it is the progs who are doing this. A true conservative puts law above all else, except God. It’s how we roll. It IS freedom.
 July 7, 2015 at 2:39pm
vanswear – see’ns how we are all too stupid (according to you), why don’t you tell us how to solve this… and I don’t mean deportation. Deportation implies the ants are already in the kitchen. The law has already been broken.
 July 7, 2015 at 2:25pm
Now that was funny. I don’t care who ya are….
 July 7, 2015 at 2:08pm
vanswear – good idea. I am for doing away with deportation of murdering immigrants. We’ll just fire up Ol’ Sparky and smoke ‘em. Texas has an express lane we can utilize.
 July 1, 2015 at 12:14pm
Simple – this is not law this is a supreme court decision. Article 3 of the Constitution states the jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court. The decision they handed down does not fall under their jurisdiction… oh, but wait, I forgot we don’t follow the Constitution anymore…never mind. Long live the black robes. Good grief.
July 1, 2015 at 8:00am
Publius – deflection. I clearly said that I was arguing about the principles of governance, that is why I said, “…I wish to God slavery never entered our shores for all the souls black and white which lived under it…”
 July 1, 2015 at 7:23am
Publius – It sucks because we are talking about human beings, but slavery, at the time was legal, the south, as a whole, wanted slavery to slowly go away. Some greedy planter may not have, but that is a different discussion. Point being is that slavery was an effect of the principle at stake. Slavery was the last straw. Slavery was not defended to have it last in perpetuity. Slavery was defended for fear of the outcome of releasing 4 million human beings at once with little ability to survive in a free world. The north used it as a political football to punish the south. Was slavery a cause? Was it the only cause? Not by a long shot.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:36pm
Publius – your recorded history must consist of one page.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:24pm
 June 30, 2015 at 10:16pm
Publius – slavery was in the declaration of states succeeding because of a few reasons. One of which was that the north tried to cause slave rebellions (Jim Brown, et al.) promoting murder and rape of their masters. Along with this the South witnessed earlier in the 19th century the freeing of African slaves in what is now Haiti (1809 I think). The result – white genocide. Every white Englishman was slaughtered. The south feared the same outcome. You cannot sit in your 2015 armchair and evaluate life 150 years ago. It is not possible.
I wish to God slavery never entered our shores for all the souls black and white which lived under it. (which was less than 3% of slavery world wide at the time). Then we could argue how the north wanted to live under a strong central government (federalist) while the south wanted to live the life promised in the Constitution of the United States.
 June 30, 2015 at 9:54pm
Publius – You are guilty of cherry picking the declarations of succession. How about the other 75% of the declaration of Georgia. Here is a brief example, (Georgia) “The material prosperity of the North was greatly dependent on the Federal Government; that of the South not at all. In the first years of the Republic the navigating, commercial, and manufacturing interests of the North began to seek profit and aggrandizement at the expense of the agricultural interests. Even the owners of fishing smacks sought and obtained bounties for pursuing their own business (which yet continue), and $500,000 is now paid them annually out of the Treasury.” Slavery was a stain on the country not just the south alone. The sectional difference was the Federalist (Hamilton) vs the original Republicans (the anti-federalist). The section difference exists today. The progs vs the conservatives. Same game – different team names.
 June 30, 2015 at 12:19pm
I would add to your reading list the Webster Hayne debate. It outlines the causes of the WNA. Of all the representatives that gave speeches during this debate (both north and south) only once was slavery brought up. (By Mr. Webster). The vast majority of the speeches revolved around “internal improvement” and why, according to the Southern states, that was unconstitutional. Not trying to be a smart $$$, just found these speeches very enlightening.
[-2] June 19, 2015 at 1:08pm
brewskis – I don’t know the promises of the Third Reich. My problem is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Offense to the symbol of the cross because of bad priests, etc. If we get rid of any institution with lofty principles, for members who are bad actors, then we would have nothing left. To get rid of the federal government because of crooked politicians comes to mind… hmm I sound like a Confederate. I would support and defend the Constitution…just as not as it has been mutilated.
A brother to all men – Z
[-1] June 19, 2015 at 11:33am
getoffmylawncommie – that is not why the south wanted to leave the USA. I agree with RaydocX that slavery is pure evil. Slavery was used as a political football to gin up hatred between the sections. Both the North and South had their hands dirty with slavery, along with the rest of the world, at the time.