Does Alabama Have “A Republican Form Of Government”? Can Western Civilization Be Preserved?

The United States shall guarantee
to every State in this Union a

Republican Form of Government,
and shall

protect each of them against Invasion

Constitution of the United States, Article IV, Section

What kind of government does my state,
, have? 
This is a question that has darted into my head
unbidden at odd moments when I was momentarily
crisis-free and had nothing urgently demanding my
In particular I have wondered if I and my fellow
Alabamians truly live in

a "Republic"
guaranteed by the Constitution. 
The answer never came, but unbeknownst to me help
was on the way.

The weekend of February 6-8

Michael Hart

convened in Baltimore a

to address the astonishingly germane
question of "Preserving Western Civilization." 
Some dozen speakers were there to address the
problem of

Western decline
from the

of their specialties. 

The ubiquitous

Peter Brimelow

was on hand to explain the large contribution
immigration is making to the problem. 
Anyone reading this page will know of Peter`s

patriotic efforts
in the field of immigration,
especially his landmark book
Alien Nation, as
well as his invention and continued production of this
Pat Buchanan
has rightly called
indispensable website"
on immigration matters.) 
Remarkably all this work is done while Peter
continues to function as a financial journalist. 
Peter especially emphasized the danger posed by
the possibility that

Mr. Obama
will attempt to implement a
"hate speech"

It is always exciting to hear what

Philippe Rushton
to say. 
Rushton, together with

Arthur Jensen
Berkeley, are the premier workers in the field of IQ and
its measurement. 
In June of 2005 they scored a major coup when

broke through the barrier of political correctness

and published the essence of their work in the American
Psychological Association`s quarterly journal
Psychology, Public Policy,
and Law.
Their paper was titled
Thirty Years of
Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability.
at this writing neither has been lynched. 
(One can only hope that this is more than just a
delay while their academic nemeses hunt for a
suitable rope

Rushton and Jensen used ten independent
approaches to scientifically examine the evidence of
heritability of IQ in individuals,
and concluded that it was probably 80 percent heritable,
with the other 20 percent due to environment. 
Finally, they adopted
Jensen`s "default
that the black-white gap is
explainable in the same ratio.

At the Baltimore conference, Rushton
explained the heritability of

world IQ differences
, with
emphasis on the evolving use of modern medical imaging
techniques to determine brain size, and how brain size,
whether measured with a tape measure, by the

size of a hat worn
, or by an MRI scan, correlates
remarkably (and some might say surprisingly) well with

Lino Graglia is the

A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law
at the prestigious
University of Texas Law School. 
He talked about the great problem of granting
citizenship to anyone born in this country. 
Such newborns are popularly called
"anchor babies"
and under present rules even an illegal alien mother,
just this side of the

Rio Grande
for the past 24 hours, can give birth to
an infant who is a brand-new American citizen. 
This rule is a great contributor to the explosion
of the Hispanic population in the country.

Graglia argued that
the present rule is

based on an erroneous interpretation of the 14th
which declares that
"All persons born or naturalized within the United
States and

subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United
I have added the emphasis, because these are the
words that he argues are critical to the interpretation
of the amendment. 
He set out in detail why anchor babies are not
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and
hence are not automatically citizens at birth.

During the Q and A, I queued up behind
the microphone. 
When I reached the front of the line I had a
question that was a little off the subject, but the
professor was as a captive standing on the podium, and I
had possession of the microphone, so I asked my question

"Does Alabama
have a republican form of government as guaranteed by
the Constitution?"

Prof. Graglia responded with a brief
Shakespearean soliloquy. 
let`s see. 
You elect your legislature. 
And then there was George Wallace, who called up
Alabama National Guard

stood in the schoolhouse door
Of course

Judge Johnson
had some
things to say
about what happened, and Kennedy
nationalized the Guard and took it away from him…."

I had walked back to my seat, but when
he finished I said:
"Well ok, but what`s the answer, yes or no?"
 A pause, but then


The whole room laughed in merriment. I
joined them, but of course this is a serious matter, and
I think that Graglia is certainly right. 
Here in Alabama, for example, if we want to
adjust slightly a school zone line we have to get
permission from the U.S.
.  In
other words some faceless, nameless, unelected
bureaucrat in Washington has to grant us permission. 

This doesn`t sound much like a
sovereign republic to me. 
And the question is equally applicable to the
other states.

The last speaker was
Lawrence Auster,
noted blogger and 
author of
The Path to National Suicide
and Huddled Clichés. 
He discussed the threat of Islam to the West  
He believes  
that our absolute commitment to
non-discrimination is a great liability, and he proposes
a sharp turn away from it. 
In a clever and compelling stroke, he assumed the
role of the American president making an incredibly
shocking speech to the nation. 
In this speech, he proposed enacting
constitutional amendments and statutes needed to allow

discrimination against Muslims
, on the ground that

belief in the Koran
, which commands them to kill
infidels, i.e., us, is

incompatible with our culture
Having made the necessary changes to our legal
structure, he would then


from the country. 

Auster admitted that for such a
proposal to be accepted, we would have to be on a planet
different from the one we inhabit today. 

Michael Hart put the period to the
conference and summed up the threat to the West, giving
words of encouragement. 
Earlier he had given the argument for preserving
our civilization, and pointed to the obvious when he
said that essentially all the elements of civilization

come from Westerners.

He might well have added that there is
no reason to expect that civilization can be maintained
without the predominant influence of the West.

Hugh McInnish
him] is a consulting engineer and publisher of