“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!” (* ” Article X ” US Constitution)
Game, Set, Match! What more needs to be said! At least you would think that said it all. Yet, the Federal Gov’t grows & grows, performing more and more the programs and services that constitutionally belong in the hands of the individual States or the privet sector.
The Democrats are honest to the fact that they are for bigger Gov’t. While the Republicans also keep their promise of less Gov’t (“only slightly less than the Democrats”). Is it not a shame that this is the only promise they have ever kept? Neither party offers to give you a smaller Gov’t, that would mean less power and less control over your life. The Constitution set the limits for the Federal Gov’t and the Supreme Court is charged to uphold and defend the Constitution. That is where the problem begins.
When both parties pack the benches of the Supreme Court with judges that would rather follow their interpretation of the Constitution as a living, breathing document. When they should follow the clearly published intent of the Constitution’s authors and the founders of this Country. The Supreme Court has a couple of constitutionalist Justices who tend to be in decent on most decisions, while the rest of the court follows a personal agenda and ignores the Constitution unless it supports their cause or party.
Our founders published their thought and intent in hundreds of papers, articles, Documents and debates, including the Federalist/Anti-Federalist Papers. If you wish to get an insight to what was intended in the Constitution this is required reading. You will see that Thomas Jefferson and others warned us of what would happen if we let our Gov’t buy our votes with programs & services. We would become dependent on them to feed us and give us shelter like a nursing mother. We would continually give up more of our freedoms for the current definition of the “public good” or the “publics best interest” and wind up becoming what it was that our founders ran away from to begin with.
Remember the words of JFK “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. That spirit of pride and honor comes from a Gov’t that you can trust and control not fear. The Federal Gov’t was established to support and defend the State with no controlling legal authority over the people. The States were to retain controlling authority over it’s citizens and provide the services and regulations those citizens live by. Citizens then have the freedom to move to the state that gives them the level of services they want and the laws they prefer to live under or the choice to try and change them.