Last night grass roots activists and elected officials gathered together in Topeka to honor the 10th Amendment. The sold-out event was highlighted with some amazing speakers and the message that we can regain control of our country was repeated over and over.
Here are some of the main points I pulled from the speeches:
- The 10th Amendment is the gateway to pushing back the overreaching federal government. The Federal Government isn't going to follow the 10th Amendment (why would the federal government, including the Supreme Court, voluntarily give up their power?), the states are going to have to stand up for themselves.
- When enough people stand up against unconstitutional federal laws, and enough states pass pro-10th Amendment laws, the federal government will have to comply. They don't have enough manpower to fight against everyone. (LA has more marijuana stores than Starbucks, in defiance of federal laws. Whether or not you condone pot distribution it's an example of the state exercising their right to regulate its own commerce)
- Aaron Jack, Kansas Securities Commissioner, described the Economic Freedom Amendment. Kansas lawmakers are trying to pass a constitutional amendment protecting Kansan's property from the federal government (more on that to come). The battle to protect our rights, and our state's rights has many fronts: voting and elections, energy, the 2nd Amendment, healthcare, TSA, property rights. Several states have begun fighting those battles, but it's going to take more. We, as citizens, have to support our legislators and push them to fight harder.
- We can't allow ourselves to be pigeon-holed into "polite opinions"; acceptable to the mainstream. It's why we lost the last two presidential elections. It's time to put all the CHIPS on the table and take a significant long-lasting stand. Focusing on state and local elections and staying in contact with those 5 CHIPS officials is the greatest way we can ensure our natural rights are secured by the adherence to the 10th Amendment.