Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rebelling Against the Feds Not New

"The Tenth Amendment is the foundation of the Constitution."
-Thomas Jefferson

The 10th Amendment to the Unites States Constitution reads "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 Constitution does not give Congress the authorization to override state laws. It is now being reported that 19 states have either, or are in the process, of passing legislation which will prohibit their citizens to have to purchase federal health care insurance. This debate is sure to continue in the months ahead.

Here is an interesting story from 2004 on rebelling against the government.

When To Revolt
by Wesley Allen Riddle

The cords that bind the Union together are weaker than they have been in more than a century. Many states are entering into political revolt against federal encroachment. But this situation is no departure from American tradition. Revolting against consolidated government has been a key to keeping the government in check.

The Founders themselves provided criteria by which to judge the proper occasion for action--both in terms of empirical precedent during the American Revolution, as well as in terms of written, theoretical discourse.

In 1785, for instance,.....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1067181/posts

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