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Kharmin Favors the Tenth Amendment!

From the US Constitution, the tenth amendment rounds out the original “Bill of Rights”. Simply put,

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.

I was reminded of this important part of our American history by reviewing some famous quotes over at the Heritage Foundation web site. It got me to thinking: how can the federal government take over any private industry (banks, auto manufacturers, health care) when such action is not sanctioned by our Constitution?

Not only does the administration want to impinge upon my freedoms, but it wants to tax me for these privileges which it legally does not possess!

Maybe if our president spent more time actually, you know, governing and not on the talk-show circuits… well, then again maybe that would be worse?

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3 comments to Kharmin Favors the Tenth Amendment!

  • That “Interstate Commerce” clause in the first Article has been expanded to mean, basically, “the federal government can do whatever it wants with anything that can even potentially take place in multiple states.”

  • Surprisingly large amount of info on the Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commerce_clause

  • I see your point; however, the clause to which you refer is in Article I, which speaks of Congressional powers, not Executive ones. My vague point, I suppose, is that it is the Administration (re: the Executive branch) that is performing acts for which it is not authorized, specifically the auto industry take over.

    But I concede your point in that Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution is something that has been … manipulated in such a way as to de-federalize certain actions.