Comment by Judith Baker

States Rights by Judith Baker

 Yes, songs, poetry and art sometimes spread faster and penetrate more deeply than other means.  Look at the video “Kuni 2012” as a great example.  I read this article today:See Chucks column at:

 “I can’t stress enough that our liberties will be won or lost at the State level. All of the evil machinations that spew forth from that Cesspool By The Potomac would have absolutely no bearing upon or authority over our lives without the approbation of our State leaders.If our states had governors like Patrick Henry and State legislators and senators like Samuel Adams today, Washington, D.C., would not be the obnoxious bully that it is. And let’s face it: some states are better positioned to reclaim their lawful jurisdictional authority than other states. Furthermore,I am personally convinced that all it would take would be for three or four states to draw their “line in the sand” and a host–maybe even a majority–of other states would quickly follow suit. And I further believe that my home State of Montana is uniquely poised to be one of those states. The problem in Montana, however, is similar to that of most states:the “good-old-boy,” “politics-as-usual,”“scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours” politicians are ensconced in the State political infrastructure. And it’s going to take some political dynamite to blast them out! And that dynamite is a courageous constitutionalist (or better yet, a host of courageous constitutionalists) who is not afraid to take on these arrogant elitists and restore the principles of liberty to their states. In short, the status quo has to go!”

 This article gave me some hope in that in the national political scene I feel like I have little influence.  But we can make a difference in our cities and states.  States can influence the national government.




7 responses to “Comment by Judith Baker

  1. Seems like all we hear about is the federal government and yet they are in a frozen state in terms of getting anything done. I like the idea of generating more change on the state level as the people have more direct access to those leaders. I just wonder if that can be accomplished with the way the system is set up.

  2. Vicki Sue McKinnis

    How I do wish we could find hope of having influence.

  3. Well, I am going to my caucus meeting this Thursday. Utah is the last state to vote in the National elections but maybe I can make a difference in the state elections. I never hear about the occupy movement any more. Is it still going?

  4. The occupy movement is still alive but the media is busy with contraception. My daughter is attending a large protest against the Monsanto Corp in Davis, Ca. on Sat. with participants from Northern, Ca. Our country is controlled by the media and we all know who controls them, but the protesters must carry on.

  5. Yes….I would be there against Monsanto if I could. I can’t believe they have a patent on life. That is just wrong.

  6. Okay, Don…get out your markers. I think we need to make some posters for April! (watch the link to the video in this article Koni 2010)

  7. Occupy is alive, well and growing stronger. They’re forming grass roots groups behind the scenes to work towards change. They’re communicating nationwide using social media and word of mouth and holding General assembly meetings throughout the towns using consensus to make decisions. Here in our town, Nevada City, we just got an ordinance passed that we don’t recognize corporations or organizations as people per Citizens United. We’ll take it the Grass Valley council next and they just put it before the assembly in California the other day. Our foreclosure defense group is helping people get the information they need to deal with their issues and are gathering evidence to try to get a moratorium on foreclosures on our county. Look up Occupy, anytown usa to see what’s going on.

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