- Saturday, 08 January 2011 19:00
- Written by Mark Kreslins
I'm a regular listener to the Jason Lewis show, broadcast nightly on XM Radio from 6-9 pm. On January 6, 2011 during his second hour, Lewis proposed a radical yet very Constitutional solution to the mess Washington DC has created...a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that simply states; "It is the right of any sovereign State to dissolve its compact with the Union upon the consent of the citizens of that State."
Imagine for a moment the impact this would have on Washington DC. Not that any State would ever actually dissolve it's compact, but the mere threat that if Washington DC refuses to live within the limits placed on it by the Constitution, it would be free to leave. And because it's an Amendment to the Constitution, there would be no civil war, no bloodshed, just an acknowledgment that a sovereign State has rights. This is the essence of Federalism, a doctrine the majority of the Founders wholeheartedly agreed with.
What say you?