Tuesday, April 14, 2009

American Tea Party Anthem by Lloyd Marcus (with the words)

April 15th. Join a Tea Party:

UPDATE: Roundup story of Tax Day tea parties.

Texas Governor Backs Resolution Reaffirming Texas' Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment

The text of the 10th Amendment (last Amendment in the Bill of Rights):
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Amazing concept!

Governor Perry:
“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”
Read more about it here.

See the news conference here:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Today's score: SEALs 3, Pirates 0

The dramatic rescue over the weekend of Richard Phillips, the American merchant captain held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia, has captured my imagination and is proving to be one of those occasional stories I just can't read or hear often enough. Bob Greene's take on it is included in the above link.