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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stunner! Trump cites 10th Amendment in agenda/ Explaining the Tenth Amendment to children.

"Boldin noted that in 1798, Thomas Jefferson “wrote that ‘whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.' ' ”
Bob Unruh  "The TAC’s Michael Boldin wrote: “When it comes to limits of federal power under the Constitution, the view of many Founding Fathers fits under the same theme. That is, federal acts outside of the Constitution are null and void. Oliver Ellsworth, the Supreme Court’s third chief justice, put it this way during the ratification debates: ‘If the United States go beyond their powers, if they make a law which the Constitution does not authorize, it is void.' ' ”

Constitution

. . . "Now, it appears his tenure in the Oval Office will venture from the mainstream, but probably in a good way.
"A constitutional way.
On a new website his transition team has created, he’s advocating for the 10th Amendment, the provision in the U.S. Constitution cited often by conservatives who believe the federal government has usurped rights the Founders meant for the states.
"Under his plan to “make America great again,” he addresses constitutional rights.
“Donald Trump understands the solemn duty that comes from the oath of office – swearing to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ He embraces the fact that the reason the Founders of this nation decided to adopt a written Constitution as the supreme law of the land for the first time in world history was to create a democratic form of government in which ordinary people would know the powers of government and the rights of the people. That is why the Constitution’s 4,400 words were written in a way that ordinary Americans would read and understand them, and use a standard to hold public officials accountable.”
The statement continues: “As President, Donald Trump will fulfill that sworn duty, vetoing legislation that exceeds congressional authority, taking actions as chief executive and commander-in-chief that are consistent with his constitutional role, and nominating judges and Supreme Court justices who are committed to interpreting the Constitution and laws according to their original public meaning.
“He will defend Americans’ fundamental rights to free speech, religious liberty, keeping and bearing arms, and all other rights guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights and other constitutional provisions. This includes the Tenth Amendment guarantee that many areas of governance are left to the people and the states, and are not the role of the federal government to fulfill. The Constitution declares that as Americans we have the right to speak freely, share and live out our beliefs, raise and protect our families, be free from undue governmental abuse, and participate in the public square. ”
"The amendment states, “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 Center lists about 30 specific powers granted to the federal government in the Constitution, although the number may change depending on how they’re counted:" . . .
Much more in this informative, in-depth article.
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Explaining the Tenth Amendment to kids
. . . Facts about the Tenth Amendment
The Tenth Amendment was introduced to the U.S. Constitution by James Madison.
The Tenth Amendment is a good example of a part of the Constitution that talks about federalism, which is a type of government that is split up into different governing sections.
The Tenth Amendment was supposed to help limit Congress’s(sp) powers, by preventing any un-enumerated rights, but instead it resulted in more uncertainty ... about their rights. 
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