Al Sharpton: Federalism Is Racism

According to Al Sharpton, the tea party movement is racist because the tea party movement believes in states’ rights.

Yeah, how dare tea partiers advocate for something that is actually in the Constitution. The 10th amendment is pretty clear. Those powers not specifically delegated to the federal government, or denied it, by the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people. Thus, some of us who are still silly enough to believe that the Constitution is the law, believe that the federal government ought not to exceed its Constitutional mandate.

Now, people such as Sharpton are fond of tying states rights to the segregationist movements and the South in the civil war, but states rights as an issue has nothing specific to do with racism. Believing that the federal government doesn’t have the authority to institute an insurance mandate is not racism. Believing that the federal government has no business regulating things that are not interstate commerce is not racism.

What’s shocking is the level of ignorance about how our government was actually intended to work it takes for someone like Sharpton to make a comment like this.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • HG

    It’s not just ignorance Rob, it flat out deceit intended to agitate a segment of the population sensitized to a single word.

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      Sharpton, the racist and race baiter, believes that his constituency consists of Pavlovian dogs.

  • JustRuss

    Until the white man is enslaved there can never be equality.

    • $8194357

      Gramasci said the prolitariate of classical communism would be replaced in cultural marxism by creating a ‘New Comunist man’ from the injustice the blackman had incured here as the ‘whiteman’ was indeed guilty of slavery. This is the basis of both social justice marxism and black liberation theoligy.

  • $8194357

    “The 10th amendment is pretty clear. Those powers not specifically delegated to the federal government, or denied it, by the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people. Thus, some of us who are still silly enough to believe that the Constitution is the law, believe that the federal government ought not to exceed its Constitutional mandate”

    The general welfare clause as used today was warned about by Jefferson as he stated that if folks allowed the general welfare clause to give more power to the federal government than those specificaly given it to limit it, then the whole of the rest of the document would become worthless or meaningless. It was written to specificatly limit the central power of DC..

  • ec99

    The way you deal with the stupidity of Al and Jesse is by turning off the cameras and mics.

  • Bat One

    Perhaps someone should ask Tawana Brawley what she thinks.

  • 2hotel9

    So, Brother Al has finally come right out and said he is against the existing United States government. OK, Al, whatever.

  • VocalYokel

    Al could be the poster boy (I imagine that is racist!) for racism…

    • 2hotel9

      Al, and Jesse, is one of the biggest racist a$$holes on the planet, that is a fact.

  • banjo kid

    Sharpton is the top racist in the USA bar none , when he passes away we will all be better off. AL is racism ,

  • SigFan

    Sharpton is nothing but a race-baiting poverty pimp. Every time I see his mug on TV or hear his voice on the radio I know he is going to spout some seriously deranged BS before he even gets around to making his point.

    • $8194357

      Whoopi talking to Trump the other day put her in the running to replace him tho. No shortage of replacements, IMO. Trump released his birth certificate the very next day I heard..Hee hee

  • sbark

    hmmm……no moderate Left Wingers chimeing in on one of the “rightous brothers” comments……

    …………. do they just let the radical radical left speak for them ? Have they given full absolute control and command to that element?

    Or is the moderate left a myth do different than moderate Islam?

    • $8194357

      The socialized medicine/abortion funding showed me all I need to know about so called Blue dog or centrist moderate Democrats…They went the way of the dinasour along time back. Maybe during Johnsons war on poverty and the first money greasing the social justice scam so many trillions ago..

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