I propose the United States of America change its name to the Federalized States of America, or better yet the Coerced States of America. We should either make this change or return to a literal reading of the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.Details
â€œFor far too long elected officials and unelected bureaucrats at the federal level have passively forgotten or actively neglected the Tenth Amendment that guarantees rights not enumerated in the Constitution be left to the individual states,â€ said Rep. Emmer. â€œThe willful disregard of the Tenth Amendment in relation to a citizenâ€™s right to bear arms isnâ€™t the only constitutional infringement that we should be worried about, but it is one that has been singled out by the new administration.â€Details
by William E. Morris, DelawareOnline.com
The infamous $700 billion bailout is a symbol of the incompetence of big government. It results from previous government actions that have caused a recession, and threaten a depression. The bail-out to the risk we already had of severe inflation and a financial catastrophe.
What if we started over to design a government from scratch a government that really worked for us?Details
by Clarence B. Carson, Fee.org
Several developments have contributed to making the meaning of federalism obscure. Some are old, some recent. Some may be more or less innocent; others are destructive of federalism itself. One of these that may be more or less innocent is the habit of referring to the United States government as the â€œfederal government.â€
Whether it is innocent or not, it does tend to confuse the unwary. These United States have a federal system of government. The system embraces both the general government and those of the states. Thus, both the United States government and the state government are correctly alluded to as â€œfederalâ€ governments.Details
by Gary Galles
After a bitter and divisive election, Democrats have regained the presidency and widened their control of Congress. Now they are making the usual political victorsâ€™ calls for unity. But unfortunately, Americansâ€™ often diametrically opposed preferences for what they want government to do guarantees disunity under our current approach to governance.
Opposing desires (you want â€œAâ€ but I want â€œnot Aâ€) mean that no national approach or plan can form the basis of unity. Instead, only returning to our Constitutionâ€™s forgotten federalism, especially the 10th Amendment, can reconcile them with national unity.Details