Yielding to a rebellion by states that refused to pay for it, the Obama administration is moving to scale back a federal law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that was designed to tighten security requirements for driver’s licenses, Homeland Security Department and congressional officials said.
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The compass that has guided us for 222 years, that has kept America the land of the free and the hope of the world, is the United States Constitution.
If it ain’t broke you shouldn’t fix it. But in this case – if the federal Highway Trust Fund is going broke, the best thing may be to let it stay that way and put states back in control.
An important first step will be remembering that the Constitution is more than just words. It has separated us from other countries and it is the document that makes us great.
The war on drugs is not about drugs, it is about state sovereignty. Once the federal government gets us to concede the principle that the states cannot be trusted with their own sovereignty– to do what is right –then, on principle, the federal government will gain the ability to legislate other things against our sovereignty as well.
I believe that as much power as possible should be placed in the entities that are closest to the people and I believe this also was an important principle to our founding fathers, which is why they attempted to make this concept clear in the Tenth Amendment to our countryâ€™s Constitution.
For many, the question of American secession was settled once-and-for-all by Abraham Lincoln’s military victory against the South. Not so, writes Kirkpatrick Sale, author and director of the Mulberry Institute, a pro-secession think tank: “Of course, it is true that the particular secession of 1861-65 did not succeed, but that didn’t make it illegal or even unwise. It made it a failure, that’s all. The victory by a superior military might is not the same thing as the creation of a superior constitutional right.”
â€œHCR 1028 will not have to go to the governorâ€”and with its passage today, it will go straight to President Obama and Congress. We are telling them loud and clear to end all federal mandates that are beyond the scope of powers specifically outlined in the Constitution,â€ said Brogdon, R-Owasso.
Where the Constitution needs to be changed, it should be amended through the process provided in the Constitution, not through a judicial edict.
On 05-07-09, Montel Williams, host of the new radio show “Montel Across America” on AirAmerica, interviewed the Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin on state sovereignty, the 10th Amendment, Secession, enumerated powers, and more.