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.
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In modern times, the federal governmentâ€™s enumerated powers have been construed so broadly that one may be pardoned for asking if anything really has been reserved.
According to the theory of popular sovereignty, the people were presumed to retain all powers not expressly delegated away.
One of the enumerated powers cited by advocates of the modern monster-state is the Commerce Power. This derives primarily from two sources…
Our Constitution created a federal government with only enumerated powers. All powers not listed were reserved to the states and people.
The purpose of law is to protect the rights of individuals against the excesses of the state. An oppressive judicial system punishes individuals by taking away their freedoms, starting with the right to vote.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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…” Steven Palazzo is the principle author of the resolution along with 29 additional authors – find status updates here. Here’s the full text of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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