Sunday, January 12, 2014

For the Sake of the 10th Amendment, and the American Republic

The DC Clothesline,  by Norton Nowlin

When will the 50 sovereign American States begin to collectively assert their authority under the 10th Amendment to curtail the unlawful power claimed by the federal government to legislate extra-constitutional regulatory laws to control the lives of the American people? The 10th Amendment simply declares the following vital entitlement of the States or the People:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The U.S. Supreme Court, in 1941, was direly flippant enough to declare the 10th Amendment a truism, which means trite but true, in that laws legislated by Congress which are predicated upon powers not granted to the federal government “might” be allowed. This, to me, is like declaring the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion a truism, and saying that a law “might” be passed by Congress, and signed by the Executive branch, which would directly infringe upon the Peoples’ freedom of religion. The 10th Amendment is still a part of the Bill of Rights, is it not?

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