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.Details
James Madison: â€œWith respect to the words â€œgeneral welfare,â€ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.â€Details
On May 5, 2009, fourteen influential Senators and Representatives from eight states recently organized and made a Joint Announcement of passage of their respective statesâ€™ rights resolutions. The Announcement invites governors and state representatives throughout the nation to join them in furthering the statesâ€™ rights movement on a coordinated, multi-state level of participation.Details
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is at it again. Recently, an editorial by Jay Bookman, Georgia Senate endorses radical idea, was published in response to the state senate passing SR 632. Bookmanâ€™s commentary is full of slander, not only of the resolution, but of our senate itself. In short, he equates this resolution to nearly firing on Fort Sumter!
Nothing could be further from the truth.Details
While even sympathetic observers will admit that the current 10th amendment revival is a reaction to the new Democratic president, resolution sponsors are making special efforts to point out the constitutional, not partisan, intention of their efforts. Says Republican Michigan state Rep. Paul Opsommer, â€œSome Democrats feel it is an attack on Obama until I explain I also introduced it last yearâ€¦ This is about the rights of the states and the people, not anything to do with Republicans or Democrats.â€ Primary sponsor of the pending Kentucky state sovereignty resolution, Rep. John Will Stacy, is a Democrat.Details