The founders believed in distributed government. They expressed the idea that wherever possible, problems and disputes should be addressed locally.Details
On its way to the Governor’s desk, the bill states that “federal laws and regulations do not apply to personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that is manufactured in Tennessee and remains in Tennessee.”Details
The “Enumerated Powers Act” would force Congress to cite its Constitutional authority for every law it passes. When we last reported to you in late July this bill had 52 co-sponsors in the House, and had just been introduced in the Senate by Tom Coburn, gaining a whopping 22 co-sponsors almost immediately.Details
Following the rules.
We’re all asked (well…told, actually) that we need to do this each and every day.
The federal government tells us what to do more often that we even pay attention to.Â We’re told that we need to give them money, we need to submit to patdowns at airports, we need to allow them to read our emails, and on and on and on.
Remember, we’re not asked.Â We’re not asked if we want them to do these things and we’re not asked to comply.Â We’re told.Â And if we don’t comply, they’ll start pulling out the guns pretty quickly.
But doesn’t this make us second-class citizens?Details
Politicians already exercise the (unconstitutional) power to tell us what we can drink, what we can smoke, how much we should earn, what many products should cost and much more.
Now, they want to tell us what kind of light bulb we should be “allowed” to use in the privacy of our own homes.Details
When considering the 10th Amendment, it’s essential to understand its purpose. In reading it, one sees quite clearly that its effect is to limit the powers of the federal government to those specifically listed in the Constitution – and give the rest to “the States, respectively, or to the People.”
But why is this a good thing?Details