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Archive for December 28th, 2009

Lights Of The Season Finale

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/12/28

This is the last of the series for this year (despite what I wrote on the first one). So I hope to end it in style. I hope you enjoyed the series and would like to know whether you wish me to do another series next Christmastime.

This one made me think of the troops away from their families.

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The Constitution And Liberal Rejection Thereof

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/12/28

All my quotes from the Constitution can be quickly found in my side-bar link. And unless otherwise notated, they will all be found in Article I.

Section 1 – The Legislature

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

That means all federal laws and regulations come from Congress. That also means Congress cannot defer those laws to a department or administration which is not Congress. Any federal law or regulation which does not come directly from Congress is unconstitutional (such as USDOT, EPA, other regulations).

Section 8 – Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

It is very specific exactly how Congress can promote the progress of science and useful Arts. And it is not by providing monies to those things. Providing monies to those things is unconstitutional.

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

This repeats Section 1. Again, Congress makes all the federal laws. No other agency can make any law. And federal regulations are laws.

Amendment 9:

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This amendment is a further tying of the hands of the federal government. It cannot be legitimately read otherwise.

Amendment 10:

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.

This is an amplification of Amendment 9. Power not specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution is forbidden. It is reserved to the States or to the people.

Amendment 14:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

None of the states can violate the people’s rights or privileges. And I have already shown where federals laws must be made. I have also shown the very strong limitations on the federal government. This places strong restraints on the state governments.

Overall, a great many laws, a great many governmental agencies and powers for those agencies have been built outside the constitution. Yet the modern-day liberals swear by those agencies and laws which are clearly outside the purview of the government.

I have many other articles related to this but I’ll link three of them (one which is long) here, here and here.

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