Thursday, October 1, 2009

The 10th Amendment and State Sovereignty versus Federal Mission Creep

How wonderful it is to read that in Several States the Governors or someone in the State Legislatures have actually read The United States Constitution.

I refer specifically to The 10th Amendment:
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.

In Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawai'i, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Washington (UPDATED: Ohio and Alaska have been added to this list) there are bills and resolutions that have been introduced that address the intolerable expansion of the federal government, or Governors that seek to re-establish State Sovereignty.

What was once a given, State's had sole authority over their own affairs, was all but destroyed, along with 600,000 plus lives, is now being reasserted as truth by these Constitution loving brave few men.

For more than one reason are these lines in the sand being drawn. Some are in response to language in the "stimulus " package that force permanent changes in State laws in order to be eligible to receive funds. Some are in response to the knowledge that such language is a strong precursor to the mission creep that will come in forms of limitations on The Constitutionally protected God-given Rights of Free Speech and The Constitutionally protected God-given Right to Bear Arms.

One thing is certain. If We The People do not now stand up to the ever encroaching, over-reaching, greedy, tyrannical grabbing of the federal government NOW, we may not be able to at all.

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