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The Dam of the Constitution



The Constitution is like a dam, a dam that holds back the waters of chaos and forces that seek the enslavement of men.

Like a dam, it is virtually impregnable to most things, like explosions or battering rams. As the forces of the water increase, physics make the dam harder and more resistant to destruction.

The only weakness however, is when a tiny crack appears. The water then can seem inside the dam and break it from within. This seepage is more powerful than any explosion or force and can undermine and eventually weaken the dam to where the forces overcome and destroy the dam.

The weakening of the 10th amendment this week is like that. Will society dramatically change overnight because of gay marriage? Not at all. Will it matter if the history of the confederacy is wiped clean by hysteria? Of course not.

But the chaos will seep in and expand the crack certainly, the same as the water under the dam. Eventually the erosion of constitutional protections is the most serious threat of all we face as Americans -– more serious than Obama or ISIS. The 10th Amendment secures individual liberty by leaving power in the hands of the States. Without that, the Federal government can gradually become more tyrannical and make more demands upon the American electorate.

This is the water behind the dam.

We all are in grave danger, both gay and straight, white and black, redneck and leftist.

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Thomas Purcell is a syndicated columnist, author and host of the popular radio show Liberty Never Sleeps.

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