The Federal Leviathan is Not Sovereign, We The People Are
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “It’s your body, your life. It is your
property. You own your own intellectual property. You own the fruits of your own labor. You are sovereign, in other words. An entity, like the federal government, can’t be sovereign, not in the same sense that an individual can.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Caller Aaron: What if the states added that — they say these Southern and Southeastern states frequently are the benefactor of all this extra federal funding where they pay in a dollar and get $1.05, $1.10, whatever more than they pay. To what degree are these unfunded federal mandates forced upon the states where they have to pay them? What if the states simply said: We’re not going to fund you anymore and we’re not sending your tax dollars. We’re not going to be your tax collector. We’re not going to fund you. We don’t agree with what you’re doing. Pretty much go pound sand.
Mike: Then you would not be a state in the federal union any longer.
Caller Aaron: That would be a terrible thing now, wouldn’t it?
Mike: Well, that is fully within the power of any state or any sovereign people. Remember that the way I understand it and the way the founding generation, most of them understood it, although there was a feud between John Adams and John Taylor. It was mostly Taylor’s misunderstanding Adams, because Adams said: No, we can have two sovereignties and the national sovereignty is superior to the local sovereignty. Taylor told him no. Taylor was so animated… (Transcript continues for Founders Pass members, not a member? Sign up now for .17 cents per day!)
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As a matter of fact, there’s one of those pamphlets that I’m going to try to resurrect and get into the digital age and reprint. Judge Upshur explained it. Bledsoe explains it in Is Davis a Traitor? It just doesn’t seem to me, after I’ve read a bit about it, that it’s that hard to understand.
When we simplify it like this, it ought to make it easier to explain to more people. If you can explain this, then I think you can get people thinking: Well, why do they get away with doing X? Those are all good questions.
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