"The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support."
Mr. Bowman applies this withdrawal of support to the growth of the State sovereignty movement. He asks the same question we have stated in this space many times, "Do the [people] not realize that they are merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that these federal funds could not be given them without having first been taken from them?"
The national solution to this problem would be to get Congress to end the Federal Reserve, the Infernal Revenue Service, and repealed the Sixteenth Amendment -- but we might as well expect to see pigs fly (outside of a monument in Cincinnati). The easier solution is secession. Once a State refused to allow the Feds to collect their taxes at the expense of its people and businesses, other States would have to follow suit, if for no other reason than that failure to do so would spark an exodus to the "free" State.
The State sovereignty resolutions are a license from the State legislatures to themselves to resist Federal authority where it is not Constitutionally warranted. Failure to assert our own sovereignty, then, is an admission that we prefer servitude to freedom.
Virtual buckeye to Gabe McGranahan, a leading State sovereignty activist in Ohio.