by Dr. Christopher Duncan I thought so myself. That is until I found out that this bill died. It is called the Enumerated Powers Act, so named because it refers to the 10th Amendment which limits the federal government’s powers to things specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
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from DownsizeDC.org 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.
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 [...]
This legislation, from Representative John Shadegg (R-AZ), would make Congress far more likely to follow the 9th and 10th Amendments: