What others are saying: 10th Amendment Legislation = Racism?

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Well, we knew it would happen eventually... and actually, it turns out, it has already happened when the "racism" accusation was uttered last year in Georgia. But we'll get back to that in a minute. Those folks over at CNN have issued a report in the Politics section about the rise in 10th amendment legislation around the country. Don't get too excited because the useful idiots interviewed for the piece overall strongly denied the strength of states' sovereignty.

After the Georgia Senate's move in April 2009 for sovereignty, Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman wrote that this push has a "particularly nasty legacy." "It helped precipitate the Civil War, and in the 1950s and early '60s it was cited by Southern states claiming the right to ignore Supreme Court rulings ordering the end of segregation," he wrote.

Not only does Bookman play the racism card, he asserts that those of us concerned about constitutional powers are on the "fringe." Wow...

"You have to question the judgment of those who would have any truck whatsoever with such nonsense and who would jeopardize the reputation of the Georgia Senate to lend aid and comfort to such radical causes and fringe groups."

Virginia gets no mention in the article, but our state's work is just getting started. Stay tuned for more updates on the Healthcare Freedom Act (and related Senate bills) and the Firearms Freedom Act.... they are still moving through committee and should make Senate and/or House floors soon! It's an exciting time in the Commonwealth.