The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
— U.S. Constitution, Tenth Amendment
Following the Constitution, much of the baloney we see in Washington DC today is 100% unconstitutional. According to one report I read, 25 states are looking into ways to block the Federales from further eroding our rights as citizens and/or as States. Congress incrementally passing legislation which often bestows upon the Federales new powers never contemplated by our Founders, and in doing so they usurp our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I often wonder where we start in terms of stopping further losses of freedoms: education, gun laws, personal property laws, laws governing so-called “interstate commerce”, laws restricting how private land is used, ie drilling for oil, EPA, OSHA, unemployment, Social Security… you name it. All of these new laws and future visions of laws undeniably restrict States rights and our personal freedoms.
My interpretation of the 10th Amendment, prevents the Federal government from using its power to change laws governing just a few of the rights enumerated above. And admittedly, some of the items noted need a national approach, but where do we draw the line.
Now with Obama, the goal posts are moving dramatically in favor of Federal rights in total opposition to the 10th Amendment which reserves to the States or to the citizens of this Country all rights and priviledges not specifically spelled out in the Constituion as being within the Federal Government’s purview.
We must oppose any usurpation of rights that have not already be stolen from the States or us citizens. I would start my protest and letter writing campaign against any form of national healthcare… This is an area the Federales should never be involved… next gun laws, property rights, and interstate commerce… to stop the growing insidious tide. I must say at this point, I don’t even consider the impact taxes on our freedoms. Unless we get control of the issue of State’s rights, taxes are not worth mentioning because the Feds need every dime they can get as they incrementally steal our liberties.
And as I study trends and ponder where this is leading, I could foresee a day when a State like Texas considers seceeding from the Union… of course they are the only State that joined the Union with the proviso they could legally seceed if they deemed it necessary to protect what many Texans consider their rights to be TEXANS. Think I am kidding about this growing secession movement read these articles: