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: http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=4471
“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.