Reaffirming the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

There's something very interesting going on throughout the United States.

Since January, thirty-five states have enacted or are in the process of enacting legislation that affirms the rights guaranteed to states under the Constitution of the United States, specifically in the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution:

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.

The issue of the sovereign rights of states has reared it's head many times in the brief two hundred plus years of our republic; however, I am having difficulty recalling a time in which so many bipartisan resolutions have been enacted in such short span of time. And it isn't limited to just one geographic area, such as before the American Civil War – this is nationwide, not that you would see this reported on the news.

It is a shame that our federal government (and governance in general) has reached a point that states must push back against federalism.

That said, I think our founding fathers would be quite proud.

03. May 2009 by Kevin Donahue
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  2. The federal government continues to expand its control over our private affairs. I feel that the Obama administration is taking great liberty with the rights which were enumerated to the federal government in the constitution. For example, What section in the constitution grants the federal government the right to own and operate for profit corporations either by itself or in partnership with other private or public investors?

    Should we really expect Ford Motor Company to pay tax to the federal government so that the federal government can invest in Chrysler.

    The constitution specifically establishes a postal service. The right of the federal government to operate a postal service was specifically enumerated in the constitution. The constitution did not enumerate the right to own automobile manufacturers, banks, mortgage lenders, insurance companies or any other for profit corporation to the federal government. The right to own for profit businesses was retained by the people in the tenth amendment to the constitution.

    The rights which have been retained by the people in the constitution have been trampled on by all levels of government. How long will the people of the United States of America tolerate these unlawful intrusions into our private affairs.