Our Constitution created a federal government with only enumerated powers. All powers not listed were reserved to the states and people.
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by Sheldon Richman, Foundation for Economic Education “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.” We might think those wordsâ€”or words to the same effectâ€”are in the U.S. Constitution. But they are not. They [...]
Legislators in Indiana have introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 0037: “A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled, and the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives [...]
by Susan Lynn, 57th District Rep., Tennessee State sovereignty is a big deal to state legislators; hopefully, it is to you as well. It is what keeps the federal government from over stepping its constitutional bounds. Today many state legislators, including some in Tennessee, have decided it is time to affirm state sovereignty under the [...]
by Alan Keyes, Loyal to Liberty I’m pleased to see the growing movement in State legislatures around the country to remind Americans of the existence and import of the 10th amendment to the Constitution. It reads simply “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, [...]
Bailouts of the failing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are not only unwarranted and unwise – but the existence of both these quasi-government/private organizations is unconstitutional from the very beginning. When looking at the constitutionality of government programs, it’s not necessary to be a law student, or an “expert” of any kind.Â The founding fathers [...]
On a daily basis, the federal government oversteps its authority – it’s domestic and foreign policies are almost entirely filled with activities that the founding fathers would’ve resisted to the death.But yet, we just sit and watch.
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.
Although the founders wrote the US Constitution to limit the powers of the federal government, politicians from both sides of the aisle take the position that their power is far beyond what was ever imagined. And now, John McCain’s new advisor, Michael Goldfarb, is making the claim that the executive branch has “near dictatorial powers”
Laurence Vance at the Mises institute has an excellent post on the immorality of forced government-to-government foreign aid – with a focus on the tragedy in Myanmar. Here’s an excerpt:
by Ivan Eland More memos recently have surfaced that were written early in the Bush administration by John C. Yoo from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel — the man who gave us the administration’s horrifyingly narrow definition of torture. As difficult as it is to believe, the recently released memos are even scarier [...]