State's Rights - Part I
The Constitution's 10th Amendment
The 10th Amendment is being revitalized; concepts such as state’s rights and sovereignty are catching on across America, a natural by-product of the federal government governing beyond constitutional authority. As Washington continues down a path of reckless policies and an increasingly corrupt means of implementing them, state governments are stepping up to intercede on behalf of the rights of their citizens as a result.
Have you ever wondered what makes the United States so unique? Why aren't we Haiti? We are only 230 years old, yet we are a larger economy than all of the European powers, from whence we sprung, combined. We are the most powerful military presence in the history of the planet, and at the same time the most benevolent. How did we get from there to here?
The answer is the Constitution; the most ingenious governmental construct in civilized history by which a society can govern itself. It is the invention of self-rule. It offers the maximum amount of freedom to each individual while ensuring that one citizen’s freedoms won't trample another’s. It enshrines the right to property as well as the rule of law. It offers every citizen an equal opportunity to achieve, excel and grow, to live simply, unfettered by government meddling.
Our constitution was intended to limit the federal government to fixed and enumerated powers. All other powers are reserved to the people and the states via the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
For an explanation of “natural law” and where our constitutionally guaranteed rights come from see our exclusive video of Judge Andrew Napolitano speaking at the 10th Amendment Townhall in Plano, Texas here:
The stage has been set and we now appear to be in the early phases of epic long-term political battles; major change is on the horizon. This shift will find state governments increasingly involved in issues on the national stage.
Citizens are beginning to recognize that restoring our government to a proper footing requires a balance which, in part, must be achieved by states boldly asserting their sovereignty. After all, it was the states that created the federal government. They breathed life into it by delegating limited powers deemed best suited to a central government.
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