Courage in Missouri

The GOP controlled state legislature in Missouri has taken a fiscal stand, refusing to accept the bribe money from Washington to extend unemployment benefits.

According to the National Council of State Legislatures, Missouri is the only state to have thus far refused the money.

This is where real reform will occur; in the statehouses, not in Washington. Washington is built entirely on a golden foundation, and asking the Federal government to stop spending is rather like asking a fish to stop swimming; it is the medium in which it exists. What is needed is for state governments to reassert their authority, even if it means losing some of the cash that Washington so kindly took from them and then doles back. We must rebalance the Republic. Federalism must return. The states were never intended to be yes-men to the ever growing monster on the Potomac. The states created the U.S., and the states are the ultimate hope of restoring it.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the brave Republicans who refused to prostitute themselves and their state! They are - and will - take terrible abuse for this. We need more men and women with such courage!