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States to feds: Stay in D.C.!

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 13, 2009.

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    A movement to reclaim for states all rights not specifically designated to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution is exploding across the nation, with 35 states already acting or at least considering such proposals – and one state lawmaker estimating the nation as a whole could save $11 trillion in coming years if it would succeed.

    WND reported not long ago when the number of states with lawmakers considering such sovereignty efforts reached 20.

    Now, according to the Tenth Amendment Center, such provisions have been launched in at least 35 states. They all address the Tenth Amendment that says: "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."

    South Carolina's S. 424 is an example. It is titled: "To affirm South Carolina's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution over all powers not enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution."

    Essentially it's a reminder that the United States is made up of individual states; it's not a federal authority broken up into political subdivisions.

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