Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It is glaringly obvious that Rep. Steny Hoyer cannot read !

O.K., that may be an overstated headline. But, it is certain that he has the comprehension level of a toddler.
Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the general welfare.”

By simply reading the relevant text of The United States Constitution Article 1 Section 8:
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States

and then just overlooking that the rest of the text lays out the extent of such powers Congress is to "provide for the common Defense and general Welfare" one sees that NO WHERE is health-care included !
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

But, it really isn't about reading or comprehension. It is about assuming power over as many people as is possible !

It always will be for statists.

November 2, 2010. It is time to reclaim our Republic, and throw out EVERY statist !
There are no truth in labeling laws that apply to politicians. Whether a D or an R do not believe a word. Check out their record yourself.

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.