St. George Tuckerâ€™s View of the Constitution of the United States was the first extended, systematic commentary on the Constitution after it had been ratified by the people of the several states and amended by the Bill of Rights.
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When we look at the source of the problem, most every problem in America today stems from a failure to respect and understand sovereignty: national, state, local and individual.
Past rulings indicate that judges are, as Jefferson warned, simply people too; with political ambitions and a willingness to apply arbitrary opinions over rule-of-law. In fact, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, the most recent Supreme Court appointee, publicly argued the merits of rulings based on social justice over rule-of-law. Can an idea be any more dangerous to liberty than that?
Individuals from both sides of the debate are making some constitutional assertions that have no basis in fact. One of these is the claim that in adopting the Constitution, the States â€œsurrenderedâ€ some of their sovereign powers to the federal government.
In order to repair the damage done to the Unionâ€”and restore liberty– we must first correct the breaches in the truth…
Sam Adams, on the anniversary of his birthday, wisdom on state sovereignty.
My original motivation in this effort was not to promote partisan politics. It was not an emotional effort to â€œstrike a blow for freedomâ€, nor was it a revengeful effort to put the Federal Government â€œin its placeâ€. It was and still is a matter of SURVIVAL.
As Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky resolutions of 1798 â€“ the people of this country are not united on a principle of unlimited submission to their general government.
The Sovereigns of each State have never ceded to the Federal government any power not granted to it by the US Constitution
The very recent revival of the Tenth Amendment on both popular and political landscapes has underscored the ever-present demarcation between liberty and statism. It has also brought to light an interesting demarcation within the group of liberty-minded anti-statists.