In Virginia, among other places…
Tazwell county, in addition to passing their Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution, the county also passed a Militia Resolution. This resolution formalizes the creation, and maintenance of a defacto civilian militia in the county of Tazewell.
Full article, HERE.
And then there is this-
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins made the vow during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week in which the panel unanimously agreed to declare the county a Second Amendment Constitutional County.
Full article, HERE.
And a friend posted this in one of our chats, and I think it is dead on the money, not only for Virginia, but for the US in general, considering the ‘articles of impeachment’ dropped today…
Bold is mine.
The Progressive left–at least for the moment–espouses majority rule and a living constitution that says what they want it to say.
They have forgotten or never understood the term “Tyranny of the Majority.” Worse, they never recognized that we are a heterogeneous population that, as a result of the Great Compromise of 1788, instituted via the Senate, the Electoral College, and the Constitutional Amendment process, a government of Minority Consent that requires super-majority support on resolving significant issues.
Twice this nation has tried simple majority rule with disastrous consequences. The first time was actions in the 1840’s and 50’s that led to the Civil War and 600,000 casualties. The second time was the cultural revolution sparked by opposition to LBJ’s prosecution of the Vietnam War supported by a simple ~52% majority. It took the South a 100 years to recover economically, and we are still awash in repercussions from 1960’s rebellious activities that, for example, led to the Progressive Left taking control of the Democrat Party, Universities, and the MSM.
I just read the Articles of Impeachment: flowery language from the Constitution quoting the right of the House to impeach and the list of impeachable offenses. But the logical connection of Trump’s activities to the impeachable offenses is accomplished only through sleight of hand at best and abuse of House power at worst. They have not established that Trump took bribes. They ignored multiple instances of former Presidents pressuring foreign governments for political advantage here at home. And as for ignoring House subpoenas, the Congress and the President are two coequal branches of government. Without a court order–third branch intervention–the House is exceeding its Constitutional authority in attempting to subordinate the President to its authority. The Federalist Papers make it clear that a parliamentary system was rejected.
The Progressive left in ignoring ex post facto laws, in redefining words and phrases in the Constitution, and in conducting a sham impeachment is challenging the right for unprecedented political dominance. Unfortunately, they have deluded themselves that the Right will only grumble before capitulating. Just as things simmered politically in the 1840’s/50’s, things are simmering now. This is evidenced among other things by the emergence of Fox News, of Conservative Think Tanks, and the current political polarization. It will get worse if the left does not exercise restraint and self-control.
Soap box, ballot box, and we’re down to the bullet box the way things are going… sigh…