Not surprisingly, a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released last Friday revealed that 56 percent of Americans think the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to their rights and freedoms.
Particularly apropos here is the feds’ health care violation of the 10th Amendment, which is part of our and was ratified Dec. 15, 1791. The amendment says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the , nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Thomas Jefferson explained the pre-eminence of this amendment in 1791: “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.”
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