As the fight over the Roe v. Wade situation continues and the (National Socialist) Democrat Party continues its campaign of lies and fear mongering to keep its robot foot soldiers motivated, one thing I haven’t seen much of – the people with the knowledge and common sense reminding people that if this happens it doesn’t mean a total ban on abortions but gives the decision back to where it belongs, that being the individual States and, by that, the people and not those that see themselves as our masters.
All the ruckus and violence shows a glaring lack of education and basic understanding of the Constitution and what it says. When I was in school (yes, it was a log cabin) one of the required classes for graduation was the U.S. government, which I found fascinating. It was not this civics crap taught today but how the government was formed, how it operates and, the most important the part, the Constitution and how it guides and controls the federal government, or at least how it’s supposed to.
After the First and Second Amendments, I believe the most important Amendment is the 10th. I’ll save you the trouble of trying to look it up.
The 10th Amendment 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.”
How much more simple can it be? If the Constitution doesn’t say this is the responsibility of the federal government, then it’s the power and responsibility of the individual states, and thus the people, to decide what and how it will work. And it was up to the members of the House of Representatives to act for the people. The senators were to be selected by the state government as representatives for the state, which is why every state has varying numbers of representatives based on population but every state has two senators regardless of population size. When the change was made to elect senators by the popular vote of the people instead of the state government, the power of the states was eliminated and given to the federal government, thus giving that body all the power.
Think of how much smaller we could make the federal government. Think of how much more control we the people would have over our lives.
2 thoughts on “Constitution 101”
Always enjoy your well written and educated posts. As an aside did you ever workout
with your dad at the Greensboro Health Club?
Afraid not. My father lives in NM