Friday, May 7, 2010

GOP to Insist on 10th Amendment

The Tenth Amendment

"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."

For more of what is happening in the states to protect our rights and to reduce Big Government go to The Tenth Amendment Center.

Republicans are so determined to stop what they say is abusive and unlawful expansion of the federal government under President Obama that they are willing to abdicate power to the states to do it.

Taking its cue from the Bill of Rights, the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative House Republicans, says that the 10th Amendment dictates that initiatives such as the health care reform law and other massive government programs are the business of state governments, not Washington.

So the RSC this week announced that it had formed a 10th Amendment task force to help "usher in a new era of federalism" and to work to disperse power from Washington back to regions, states and local governments.

Washington's treatment of the 10th Amendment, which decrees that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution are reserved to the states, has been "out of kilter" for decades, said committee co-founder Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah.

"This is not just talking about shrinking government; this is talking about dispersing programs back to states where they can be handled more creatively and more effectively and efficiently," Mr. Bishop said during a news conference Thursday outside the Capitol to publicize the task force.
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