In America, our liberties our ostensibly protected by the U.S. Constitution and particularly the Bill of Rights. How much has the drug war compromised our Constitutional rights? Let us consider a countdown, starting with the Tenth Amendment and moving to First.Details
by Dr. Archie Jones, The American Vision
No fundamental provision of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights is more neglectedâ€”or thoroughly violatedâ€”today than the Tenth Amendment. It is violated in spirit and in practice. Its violation is advocated implicitly and explicitly: in the teaching of American history and government, in legal theory, in what passes for â€œConstitutional Law,â€ and in the functioning of everyday American politics and government.
Our Constitutionâ€”as the very words of the Tenth Amendment make clearâ€”was intended to be a delegated powers document. The states which formed and ratified the Constitution were free and independent statesâ€”nationsâ€”which delegated certain authority and powers to the new central or national government created by the Constitution. They delegatedâ€”and manifestly intended to delegateâ€”only those powers stated in the Constitution: and no more. They forbade themselves certain other powers which they also stated in Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution.Details
by State Rep. Dick Harwood, Idaho-St. Maries
It might seem strange that the Legislature is considering action to declare Idaho’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. State sovereignty should be a given.
Yet, it isn’t. “Change” is the latest buzzword in politics; that’s what President Obama campaigned for when he ran for office and since he took office in January. He wants “change” in the political climate in Washington and “change” in how business is conducted.Details
On March 5th, 2009, legislators in Mississippi introduced House Concurrent Resolution 69 (HC0069) to “reinforce the fundamental principle and authority of State Sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution…”
Here’s the full text of the resolution:Details
The Tenth Amendment Centerâ€™s Michael Boldin recently appeared on the OneRadioNetwork – to talk about the 10th Amendment – its real meaning and the founders intentions, the growing State Sovereignty movement, the Tenth Amendment Center, and the need for limited government. The interview is about 24 minutes, and you can listen by clicking the link…Details
Legislators in South Dakota have introduced House Concurrent Resolution 1013Â (h/t R Rivers):
“A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION,Â Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates.”
Although just introduced, this resolution seems to have quite a bit of legislative support – with nearly 43 Representatives and 17 Senators Signing on.Details