By KrisAnne Hall- Director of Legal Affairs on
6/30/2012 11:07 AM
In their ruling of the Arizona Immigration laws, the Supreme Court declared the“discretion of the federal agents” to be sovereign over the states. In the ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act, the Supreme Court declared the federal government to be sovereign over the citizens. These rulings have served a nearly fatal blow to the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Constitution. Now, more so than ever, or at least since 1830, the citizens of this nation must stand together in defense of the Constitution, as the ultimate protectors of our God given rights.
Our founders did not make the federal government sovereign over the people or the states. The 9th Amendment makes it perfectly clear that all rights belong to the people, enumerated or not. The 10th Amendment makes it clear that aside from the power “delegated” to the federal government, EVERYTHING ELSE belongs to the people through their states. And the Federal government was only delegated very limited powers. James Madison said those powers were limited...