Evidence that dissolving the Union may become all the rage

Having picked fights with nearly every other GOP candidate for governor, John Oxendine has decided to poach on the territory of states’ rightist Ray McBerry.

Oxendine today endorsed not just the sentiments of Texas Gov. Rick “Secessionist” Perry, but a advocated a fundamental rollback of federal power.

Said Oxendine:

If governor, I would support legislation which puts Georgia on record as affirming our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States and which would serve as notice and demand the federal government, as our agent, cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.

Additionally, I would support legislation which states all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.

State sovereignty has previously been an issue copyrighted by McBerry, who ran against Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006, drawing on the support of flaggers and other Confederate enthusiasts.

McBerry has heard the Oxendine footsteps. Here’s what he posted on his Facebook page early this morning:

“Ray McBerry is wondering if other Georgians realize that John Oxendine is just another do-nothing Republican who likes to talk about our values in order to garner votes.”

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April 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

Art 3, Sec 2, Constitution for the United States of America:
The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;–to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;–to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;–to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;–to controversies between two or more states;–between a state and citizens of another state;–between citizens of different states;–between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

We have spent 206 years with a Supreme Court and inferior tribunals determining which laws are permissible under the Constitution. If Mr. Oxendine wishes to alter the manner we have to check the constitutionality of federal laws and regulations, he should check Article Three and the two centuries of precedence we have thrived under it.


April 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

Article 3? The GOP doesn’t care about article 3…as far as they are concerned only Articles 1, 2 and the 10th amendment are part of the “real” constitution.


April 28th, 2009
4:23 pm

I’ve always thought our only real hope was to have the Governor crawl on her hands and knees and beg Elizabeth, Second of that Name to take us back.
Notice the section cited makes no reference to relations between States and Sovereigns. Play ball!


April 28th, 2009
4:32 pm

Wow, so he couldn’t even be original and come up with his OWN publicity stunt? He had to borrow one that had already made its owner look like a fool. Great call, Mr. Oxendine. Next tell us about how you’re gonna take your ball and go home.

Frank Derrickson

April 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

I thought this was what the Civil War was about. After 1964 it was clear that the states couldn’t just leave the union and that the federal law superseded state law. At the very least I thought these questions were settled by 1868 with the adoption of the 14th Ammendment.

Will Jones - Atlanta

April 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

Don’t exactly know why the stunts he pulled with the state cars (plural) didn’t get him recalled as “Factory Defective.” Of course Matt Towery had a run in elected politics too so it just goes to show how powerful the Georgia farm team of the Roman Anti-Christ Gay Old Perverts has been “pulling the wool” over good people’s eyes.

Now its time for the good and decent people of Georgia to throw them all on the ash heap of history as permanent has-beens.

Cleland for Governor – He answered the Call and took the Oath and still has his honor. Let’s elect a man of integrity as governor in Georgia for a change.


April 28th, 2009
5:03 pm

Funny – for years, Republicans have been proposing more and more offenses be classified as federal crimes – even offenses which had always been the province of the states to prosecute. The GOP members of Congress would vote for these measures, to show that they were “tough on crime”. Anyone from either party who questioned the need to make these offenses federal was labeled “soft on crime”. One recent example was the Bush administration invoking federal law to override state “medical marijuana” laws.

Now, “conservatives” are changing their tune, telling us that the federal government is overreaching its constitutional powers because the top marginal tax rate might go back up to where it was for most of the 1990s. What really bothers them is that they lost badly in the last two national elections, and they disagree with the policies which a majority of Americans endorse.

I’ve been assuming that Georgia was a “safe seat” for the GOP to hold on to in the 2010 election, but if Oxendine is the nominee, they just might blow it….

La tyrannie des les Républicaines me rend malade. Je veux la liberté, la fraternité et l'égalité pour les Etats-Unis

April 28th, 2009
5:26 pm

Enter your comments here


April 28th, 2009
6:33 pm

Translation of the above for those of you who don’t read french:

“The tyranny of the Republicans makes me sick. I want freedom, fraternity and equality for the United States.”

Just a friendly help. :-)

GOP lost int space

April 28th, 2009
10:25 pm

working people what has the state GOP done for you in the last 5 years? This pure confederated GOP now. They have one one record and they keep playing that out of date tune called Tax cut.
GOP can not live on Tax cut along. What about high speed rail green Jobs that pay 50k a year. Help the people of Georgia with thet credit card rates. As the party of no say yes to help the working class.
When the DEM’S were in control this state was booming. GOP take over almost 10% job lost rate. Oxendine do you and the state a favor go home and play wwith your dog!


April 28th, 2009
10:46 pm

So you lose an election and suddenly representative democracy is over? What unpatriotic traitors! I don’t ever want to hear the GOP tell me they’re the “true Americans” or the “party of values.” Shamless.

The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

April 29th, 2009
5:43 am

Dumberthananoxendine is a stumpbroke moron. Dumber than Perdoofus for gawd’s sake.

Trash for trash.


April 29th, 2009
8:24 am


Dimwit Junction

April 29th, 2009
10:51 am

Georgia, please secede. Take SC, Ala, Miss and Texas with you. All states that receive more federal $ than they contribute.

Will Jones - Atlanta

April 29th, 2009
10:53 am

Adittohead: Presuming the ordinary use of the term you chose, did you know your leader, Rush Limbaugh, is a draft-dodging pederast? Do “birds of feather flock together” in your case, or were you unaware? I’ve spoken with others of his followers who share the “proclivity” he’s able to feed in the Dominican Republic, “a hotbed of child prostitution.” Are all Limbaugh’s fans also pederasts?

On his short-lived TV show he told the world that “the Roman Catholic Church is the rock-ribbed backbone of American moral values,” during the run-up to the pedophile priest scandal. Do you agree with him on that point, as well?

What do you find attractive about him? Why would you associate yourself with him?

Just curious.


April 29th, 2009
12:33 pm

All so reminiscent of George Wallace. This is also the “agenda” supported by such organizations as the Council of Conservative Citizens (the old White Citizens Council redux), the League of the South, and others of that ilk. So has the GOP, with there extreme-right “friends,” become – not the party of “No!” – but the party of “ots;” that is, bigots, zealots and idiots?

Will Jones - Atlanta

April 29th, 2009
1:07 pm

In Ancient Israel “zealots” believed it was “un-Jewish” to submit to a monarch who was not a Jew. Rome occupied Ancient Israel and finally attempted to exterminate the Jews by their own DeHarbe’s catechism’s instruction, after crucifying tens of thousands of Jews unwilling to “admit” that Caesar was god: the definition of sedition under codified Roman law.

Similarly “bigot” also has an original meaning that is commendable: From dictionary.com

Word History: Bigots may have more in common with God than one might think. Legend has it that Rollo, the first duke of Normandy, refused to kiss the foot of the French king Charles III, uttering the phrase bi got, his borrowing of the assumed Old English equivalent of our expression by God.

It is this spirit which surfaced in the later Norman/Huguenot movement against sending money to Rome and tolerating its pedophile priesthood which resulted in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. The survivors of that slaughter became the backbone of the American South…and, with Roman Catholics leaving the Romish church when they moved inland below the Mason-Dixon, the Vatican knew they needed to push their followers into the North and destroy the Southern Protestant, Huguenot, Jeffersonian “remnant” which was then flourishing globally with King Cotton and great lumber, et al.

America’s Founders were “whigs,” from “whiggamore,” a name applied to Scottish and British who believed it improper to submit to a Roman Catholic monarch.

This is how “American Exceptionalism” manifested in world history: a “nation of priests,” each individual sovereign: not submission on earth to pontiff or prince. Only “Annuit Coeptis,” by Creed, guides true Americans.

This is “the volcano” which was “ignited under the thrones of Europe” by Our Revolution’s “Light from the West.”

And look how many fascist will call the above revealed truth, idiotic. The original meaning of “idiot,” in Greek, is also commendable. Look it up.

Bottom line: America is G-d’s gift to humanity. The Creed and Constitution are all each of us needs to secure Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…but it hinges on The People’s vigilance and pursuit of Righteousness.

Treason must not be allowed to prosper.

Any politician who is not working to promote Truth and Justice is not American.

Bush did 9/11. The Gay Old Perverts helped him get away with it and “Sirens and Lights” Oxendine, turning a state car into his personal clown car is part of it. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

May this talk of his be one more “final” nail in his political coffin. My Oath is to the Constitution. The corruption in Washington Mr. Jefferson identified in his Letter of Protest resulted in the Roman conquest of the South during the Civil War. Treasonous Rome and it Rockefeller/Bush Fifth Column is now “on the ropes” and promoting illegal immigration and corrupt carpetbaggers to keep them alive in Our Land.

Any who come to the electorate affiliated with their Gay Old Pervert political front must be rejected forthwith…Oxendine, Handel, Johnson, Deal…and all the rest.

Time for Yellow Dog in Georgia again.

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May 4th, 2009
12:42 pm

Wow, I’m reading through these comments and thinking to myself that this Yankee descendant of the burners of Atlanta is seriously impressed by all the smart folks there in Georgia with everything that’s being said, and then I get to “Will Jones” and am once again reminded why those of us outside the South look at some of you in complete amazement. What a whack job.

Tom in Texas

May 4th, 2009
3:00 pm

@ Dimwit (very appropriate moniker btw):

Actually, Texas pays more to the feds than they receive. Georgia recieves a penny more per dollar than they pay in taxes. And the highest ratio received (6 times what they pay, or three times any state) is DC.


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