Skip to comments.Can we get back to the basic question? What should government do?
Posted on 04/18/2012 4:29:47 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
The Tea Party movement did the nation a great service in 2010 by focusing on the problem behind much of whats gone wrong in America: government, and too much of it.
Its refreshing to see that the sentiment lingers about this nation under God dedicated to preserving our God-given rights.
Voters believe too much government power is a dangerous thing and put a very high value on protecting the rights of the individual, says ...
(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...
Protect the rights of its free people, by explicitly acknowledging in its every act that the people's freedom and rights pre-exist, and are superior to, the powers of the government, and establish jurisdiction in every instance based solely on those truths.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives . . .
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 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 . . .
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.
LET’S GET BACK TO A BASIC ANSWER... READ THE CONSTITUTION.
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