The United States Constitution has two purposes. One purpose is to limit the power of government and the second purpose is to protect the liberties of the people from government. Until the American people again recognize the importance of both of these purposes and return to honoring our Constitution as the supreme law of the land, only then can we overcome the forces of tyranny that the Democrats and the RINO’s seek to impose.
In the Federalist Papers we are told, “The purpose of the United States Constitution is to limit the power of the federal government, not the American People.”
"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, everything, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. ... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America." --James Madison
“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” James Madison
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution grants the U.S. Congress 17 specifically “enumerated” powers, along with unspecified “implied” powers considered “necessary and proper” to carry out the enumerated powers. It is the unspecified or implied powers that have given rise to the unlimited power of the federal government under which the federal government is becoming more tyrannical and abusing the very intent of the limited government.
The limited powers clause and the 10th Amendment must again be imposed upon all branches of government if the United States is to return to a nation based on “individualism”, the belief upon which we were founded.
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 Tenth Amendment is the foundation of the Constitution." - Thomas Jefferson
The only way our nation can remain free is if the people insist that the federal government be reduced in power, numbers of people, and the amount it taxes.
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