Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Robert Palmer, a constitutional, conservative candidate for a Michigan Senate seat, wrote this exceptional essay.  Mr. Palmer will be receiving the official endorsement of the Independence Caucus http://www.icaucus.ning.com/, a grassroots action group that vetts and endorses candidates in order to unseat incumbents that are beholden to big money interest groups.  His ideas ideas on how to fix Michigan are exactly what this state needs.

Liberty, Slavery, and State Sovereignty

In his book “The Law” Frederic Bastiat defines the law; “It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense”. 1 You might note that the word ‘defense’ is primary to the ‘individual’ and their right to make sure they are secure in those things the individual directly controls, their life, liberty and property. Every man, woman and child is “endowed with certain unalienable Rights,”2 according to the founding document of this Nation, the ‘Articles of Incorporation of the United States of America’, which is known today as the Declaration of Independence. This contract is one that can not be broken or the whole concept of a ‘United States’ fails.

While it is commonly taught that the ‘United States Constitution’ is the founding National document nothing could be farther from the truth. The “Contract between the States” that binds them together is the Declaration of Independence. The ‘Law that comes from that contract’ is the United States Constitution. Why is this important? The Declaration of Independence is concerned with the concept of ‘personal’ liberty which is to be monitored by the States for the sake of the individual. The States “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”3 then advise and control the Federal Government. At least that is the way it was until recent history. Read the entire article here:  http://tinyurl.com/ppk42x
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