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Posted on 11/12/2011 8:59:44 PM PST by DrDan4Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gary Shoemaker, Campaign Manager Dr. Dan Eichenbaum for Congress 2012 P.O. Box 75 Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: 866-898-7977 Email: TrustInFreedom@DrDan4Congress.com Website: DrDan4Congress.com
Republican Congressional hopeful Dr. Dan Eichenbaum told the Asheville-Buncombe Teenage Republicans on Saturday afternoon at the home of co-chairman Alex Montgomery that the founding father were meticulous about limiting the power, scope and size of the federal government using the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Eichenbaum said, Article I, Section 8 lists specific enumerated powers of the federal government, and the Tenth Amendment says if we didnt say you could do it there, the power belongs to the States. Eichenbaum went on to explain natural law rights as rights given to us by dint of our humanity that are God-given, not derived from any government, that cannot be arbitrarily taken away (the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness).
Eichenbaum, Dr. Dan as supporters call him, is a Murphy ophthalmologist seeking the Republican nomination to run against Shuler for the NC District 11 Congressional seat in 2012.
Eichenbaum discussed budgets, deficits, entitlements and why term limits are necessary today in order to end entrenched special interest money and corruption of officials on both sides of the isle. Congress has allowed its power to be usurped by Executive Order and administrative law. For example, it has been nearly 70 years since World War II and the last time Congress actually made a legal declaration of war. Eichenbaum discussed the unconstitutionality of entitlements and natural law. Natural rights impose no obligation on another, said Eichenbaum. When the government declares housing or healthcare a right, your first question must be to ask, At whose expense?
Vice Chair Montgomery asked Eichenbaum about his interpretation of the Necessary and Proper Clause. Eichenbaum said, You really need to go back to word meaning in the 1700s vs. today. For instance, the word regulate with regard to the Interstate Commerce Clause at the time meant to make smooth. The Necessary and Proper Clause simply directed Congress to do what is necessary and proper only in so far as the enumerated powers are concerned.
When asked by Chairman Evan Schmidt for examples of how progressives are stealing our liberties, Eichenbaum said, The right to own property, not just land but the labor of our hands and ideas of the mind are the basis for our freedom. When the government arbitrarily seizes property through taxation, it is effectively stealing our liberty. Other examples Eichenbaum gave included abuse of eminent domain, forced annexation, excessive regulation, and invasion of personal privacy.
Eichenbaum suggested members read The Dirty Dozen, the Twelve Worst Supreme Court Cases of all Time, by Robert Levy, and The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffen, detailing the history of the Federal Reserve Bank. Eichenbaum said, This was not just an ordinary group of young people. I found each of them to be highly informed about our history, how we got where we are today and what its going to take to right the ship. Its this and future generations who will inherit liberty and prosperity or slavery to debt.