I do believe I smell one of those 'Constitutional crises' coming down the lane...
The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not place any limits on how the states can be taxed, so funding could essentially be cut off and
taxes still demanded - legally. Now, knowing the good Sooners as I do, having sent many an hour sitting in truck stops talking to the locals, that's
not going to go over very well, nor will it ease the worries of the good citizens
in other so-called 'red states'. The last time something
akin to this was tried, it found its way into our history books under the heading "The Civil War" (or, as some people prefer to call it, "The War
Of Northern Aggression").
Regardless of what you call it, the result was the same. Untold masses of people from both sides killed, many women and children raped and tortured,
vast swatches of our great country burned to the ground or pillaged into ruin, and hatred and dissent that still echoes today.
This is sadly but one fuse of many that are rapidly burning their way toward a powderkeg of civil uprising. The ongoing melee that originated as Prop
8 in California, the states' budget crises, the crumbling economy, a continuing flow of unfunded mandates to the states and the citizenry, continued
pressure to accept the NAU agenda, foreign trade agreements that leave us out in the cold, and now demand for sovereignty form the states in return
for cash make up only a partial list.
Oklahoma was at the forefront of the pressure from several states to stop the North American Highway System that was recently put on indefinite hold.
I see this as a payback for interference with the plans of the NAU. Oklahoma has also tightened down drastically on illegal immigration, which places
the Federal Government in a sticky situation. Their foreign trade agreements (most of which were never ratified by the Senate and are therefore
worthless... of course, Mexico doesn't see it that way) demand more open borders, and the actions of one state are threatening that agreement (did I
mention I love OK?
As to the English as our official language, it is a travesty IMHO that we never specified such. Perhaps it was because we really are a nation of
immigrants, the first country to open its borders to those oppressed peoples from anywhere else. I am glad we are a nation of diversity, but at the
same time, it is foolhardy and absolutely ridiculous to expect the citizenry of a country to make excessive allowances for someone new. These
allowances I speak of?
- Being forced to learn a new language in our own country.
- Being ridiculed by immigrants because of our lifestyle and customs (including our language). You asked to come here; we didn't ask you to come
- Being forced to spend more on documentation to allow for someone else who wasn't a citizen 6 months ago (and many who are not now) and is tpoo
lazy and shiftless to learn the language.
- Being threatened with actual legislation which makes SPANISH the official language! (Yes, that has been introduced, although it died quickly
before it got inside the committee room door good... thankfully.)
- Being faced with the likelihood of having those not even here legally nor citizens voting for our leaders. Do I get to vote in Mexican elections?
- Being forced to pay higher and higher taxation to allow people who are not even a citizen and many who have already broken the law by coming here
illegally to receive financial aid when they have never paid a dime into the system they now turn to for support.
- Being threatened physically by illegal immigrants who are crossing the border.
- Being beset with higher crime rates by illegal immigrants who are illegal because their record won't allow them to be legal.
- Having our towns and neighborhoods infiltrated by drugs and the shady characters that deal them, all of whom are apparently immune to the same laws
we are required to obey by virtue of their illegal immigrant status.
- Being subjected to higher and higher scrutiny, in large part due to the concern that OTM (Other Than Mexican) immigrants can cross as easily as
illegal Mexican immigrants.
- Losing our jobs and our livelihoods to those illegal workers who will shortcut the Minimum Wage laws and work illegally for less than we need to
live legally and work under illegal conditions we are forbidden by law to work under.
- Being called racist because we want a level playing field.
Now if saying all that makes me an evil person, then so be it. As I once told a fellow trucker during a similar debate: "You can't level a table by
placing it on its edge."
English is MY declared 'official' language. Federal bureaucracy be damned!
Originally posted by DrMattMaddix
All of those titles like...
. Etc. ad nausium... should be thrown out as well.
Agreed, but I had to point out: I am a Redneck. I am an American. I am most definitely NOT