Which is doubly unfortunate given that Oklahoma--as evidenced in Delaware Curmudgeon's recent post-- has just served notice to the Feds that under the authority of the Tenth Amendment
THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims 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.
THAT this serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.
So there are obviously libertarian-leaning folks out there in Okie-land. We just have to figure out a way for them to be able to vote their conscience and their true political beliefs.
Ironically, as a Libertarian who opposes big government, I find myself wondering about a constitutional amendment guaranteeing universal ballot access standards.
On the other hand, the Demopublicans would probably skew the language on that to forever keep Libertarians, Greens, Constitutionalists, Socialists, and Naderites out of the running, so never mind.