The sovereignty of the states and the people has been taken from us by our own federal government. The intent of our founding fathers is best seen in the 10th Amendment to our Constitution in the Bill of Rights. However, these words ring hollow as our modern era leaders have found ways to circumvent our sovereignty and render the 10th Amendment meaningless.
When this country was formed by our founding fathers, they had a great debate over the form of our government and if power should be concentrated in the state government or the federal government. These great men decided that our country shall consist of sovereign states free to govern as they see fit but united together in external matters such as foreign affairs and interstate commerce.
This concept was reinforced with the release of the Bill of Rights and the 10th Amendment in particular which reads as follows:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States, or the people.
The federal government has gotten around the true form of our government and the true intention of the constitution by the following Section of the Constitution
SECTION 8. - Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have the power
1. to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the
debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the
United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform
throughout the United States:
Provide for the general welfare of the United States is the catch phrase for our current federal government. General welfare has been defined to mean all aspects of our lives. With this phrase and definition there may well have been no limits put on the federal government. As long as they are looking out for our general welfare they can do anything thru taxation.
Education is a prime example of how the federal government taxes away our rights and freedoms. Say the federal government taxes an average of 4% of all American's income for education. Then they tell us if we want our money back we must educate our kids to their standards. We need that 4% to properly educate our kids so the states and the people must give up their sovereignty to get the funds. The federal government hasn't required us to give up our powers but thru taxation has effectively taken away our freedom to educate our kids as we see fit.
Reread the 10th Amendment printed above. Do you believe the intent was to limit the role of the federal government in our lives?
Or do you believe our founding fathers wanted the federal government to overtax our incomes and return our own money in the form of bribes for acting in a way that the federal government sees as proper?
Use your common sense. If the words and intent in the Bill of Rights are subverted thru loop holes contradictory to its intent, then have we not lost the meaning of the words which govern our lives?
Our leaders hold up the Constitution and proclaim its virtues as they redefine the words and intents to their goals.
They are using the constitution as a tool for their own follies.
The following text is a transcription of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the "Bill of Rights."
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to
keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against
unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon
probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a
presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an
impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district
shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the
accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for
obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage
others retained by 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.
..............Thomas Paine's Common Sense.............
.............The Declaration of Independence............
.........The Constitution of The United States.......
...................The Federalist Papers.........................
..............The Anti-Federalist Papers....................
Magna Carta Great Charter of English Liberty