‘A Glimmer, And Then A Gleam Of Light!’*
Jeff Goldstein has argued for a long time that the restoration of our freedoms and liberties…
…starts, I should think, with some brave governor somewhere — or better still, a coalition of such people — who tell the feds to get stuffed, and return their money if it comes conditionally, while in exchange keeping their own state tax revenues.
The struggle for American Independence began in the towns, counties and colonies of British America and eventually ‘went national’, as it were. I see no reason why this is not the way to proceed again. If enough people in enough areas scattered across the fruited plain rose-up and resisted the relentless onslaught of the Totalitarians who are arbitrarily running the national government, we would stand a better chance of achieving victory because rebellions against Tyrants are only successful when they are deeply rooted in the local.
Perhaps, as Jeff reports in another posting of his, we are witnessing a major move in this direction…
From ABC15 in Arizona, we learn:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday ordered state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy. After the order was issued, supporters of the program and the DREAM Act took to the streets of Phoenix in protest. Video from Air15 showed the protesters carrying signs and walking down Central Avenue toward the State Capitol.
In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
Precisely what we at [Protein Wisdom] have been calling for when we speak of the next stage of the TEA Party revolution: a governor (or coalition of governors) willing to assert the authority of the office and represent the interests of the citizens of his or her state, even if doing so means defying the edicts of an imperial executive, and overreaching administrative state, and what has become a rogue, PC-ridden, politicized Court whose current CJ is more concerned with respecting bad precedent and presenting a face of moderation and bipartisanship than he is in following either the Constitution of a coherent interpretive strategy.
If Brewer and those in her state keep their resolve, they will find that many more people support their efforts than all the shrieking from the media — which will present only the outrage and emotionalism on which progressivism fuels its messaging — would hope to suggest.
We’re behind you, Governor
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm —
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere’s Ride