We are constantly told that people illegally entering the country are undocumented immigrants and DC has jurisdiction over ALL matters concerning immigration. This is not the case.
We know that the enumeration in the Constitution of specific powers delegated to the federal government is the cornerstone of American political theory and of the constitutional Republic erected by the Founders in 1787.
There is nothing in the Constitution, including the supremacy clause, which prohibits States from interpreting the Constitution for themselves. In fact, the supremacy clause requires the federal and state judiciary to do just that.
Instead of interpreting the Constitution through the lens of a progressive â€œliving breathingâ€ framework, which quickly devolves into pragmatic justification for expanding powers, we must understand the Constitution through the eyes of its creators.
Unless we turn things around, we can no longer claim to be the Constitutional Republic that our founders gave to us and that generations of proud Americans fought to protect.
Part of Jeffersonâ€™s defense of the sovereignty of the several states concerns the right implicit in that status to legislate in matters that â€œconcern themselves alone.â€
Federal Health Insurance Mandates: Why You Canâ€™t Oppose them and Support Federal Marijuana Bans at the Same Time.
As a schoolboy, I pledged allegiance daily to a flag, a fuzzy image susceptible to reinterpretation over time. And this matters quite a bit because….
Under the National Popular Vote, without the checks and balances of the Electoral College system, it would be much easier for a president to become the type of leader Cicero warned against.
If the denial to the federal government of any undelegated power is indeed a truism, then why has that entity repeatedly exercised authority for powers it was never given by the states?
There is no loophole that can allow international interests to trump the U.S. Constitution, but the treaty must be made in pursuance of our Constitution, just as all laws that Congress makes must be in pursuance of the Constitution.