Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was likely to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.
“Mending Wall” by Robert Frost.
Borders are walls. They separate one country, and people, from another. A border is a line, from one point in the world to another. There are borders on the sea as well as the land. When you cross the line you leave the law of one country, and enter the rule of another. When borders are respected, there is peace. Where there is dispute over a border, nations will go to war. This is the way of the world, for chimpanzees, lions and men. A nation of men has borders, as does a pack of chimps or a pride of lions, and we will all fight to defend them.
After World War One a lot of well meaning people decided the whole idea of nations and borders and wars was obsolete. Nationhood had led to slaughter and chaos. A better way was needed, and the dream of one world government came to be. First came the League of Nations, and now we have the United Nations, and the European Union. All designed to tame the scourge of nationalism and war. All artificial concepts, dreamed up in some faculty lounge, and forced down the throats of people for a century now.
That dream is dead. Brexit and Trump are just for openers. Globalism has no constituency. Perhaps in the salons of Paris or the beer halls of Berlin it lives on, but it’s dying, and it’s happening very quickly. This was a powerful dream, and there are people who won’t let it go, but their cause is lost, their day come, and gone.
There are borders in this country, between the sovereign States. American progressives oppose these borders, just as they oppose international ones. For a hundred years they have sought to submerge the States into the federal government, to make them mere local administrators of federal rule. But just as globalism is dying, so are the forces of centralization in this country. Power will be returned to the States, and the people.
It begins in Nashville on July 11th, 2017.
Obama has been so wrong, and his timing so off, about so many things, it boggles the mind. Here’s his current wisdom on the Electoral College, “The Electoral College is a vestige, a carry over from an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on States.”
Yes, Barack, that earlier version included the provisions of Article V, which give the States the power to exercise control over the federal government. And Article V is about to be used, for the first time in our history. I wonder, Barry, back when you were teaching Constitutional Law, did you spend much time on Article V?