Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Conservative Philosophy: The 10th Amendment

This came from the comments on another post, but I thought it was pertinent to many of the arguments that are being given against federalism/statism.  But mostly, it's why many conservatives are against federal bloat.
ALL of those wants and needs are to be provided by the [various] state and/or the individual. It is one of the reason we have states. It is to keep things dynamic, not static. As in not static by giving the federal government powers that are not enumerated in the Constitution.  The federal government is NOT supposed to be the countries "infrastructure". The states build their own infrastructure. The states build their own bridges and create their own curriculum for the education of the children.

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