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  • crunch says:

    Article IV Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government… How many times have you heard elected officials refer to our union of states as a Democracy? How many times have you heard elected officials refer to our union of states as a Republic? They prefer the term “democracy” and use “We, the people”, a “democratic majority” from a minority of states in the Republic to dictate policy to a majority of the states. The error of style, “We, the people” over what was argued proper style, “We, the states”, was pointed out as dangerous during the debates held during consideration by the states for adopting the Constitution. The rational fear in 1788 was that an improper and unconstitutional government would try to use a majority of people to rule a majority of states by using the desires of a majority of people to declare any government action proper instead if using the actual measurement of propriety, the Constitution. A consolidation of states subservient to one government was seen to be the natural result of the improperly styled Preamble. Being that we currently have a Congress, admittedly by the words of Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), that recognizes no limits on its power, the fears of 1788 are realized in full. “Most of what Congress does is not in the Constitution, but we do it anyway” — Rep. Clyburn “I have the highest veneration of those Gentleman, — but, Sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, We, the People? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the People, instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of the confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one of great consolidated National Government of the people of all the States.” – Patrick Henry, 1788 Virginia debates, stated on June 4, 1788 “Mr. Chairman, The very wording of this Constitution seems to carry with it an assumed power. We, the People, is surely an assumed power. Have they said, We, the Delegates of the people? It seems to me, that when they met in Convention they assumed more power than was given them. Did the people give them the power of using their name? This power was in the people. They did not give it up to the Members of the Convention. If therefore they had not this power, they assumed it. It is the interest of every man who is a friend to liberty, to oppose the assumption of power as soon as possible. I see no reason why they assumed this power. Matters may be carried still farther. This is a consolidation of all the states. Had it said, We, the States, there would have been a federal intention in it. But, Sir, it is clear that a consolidation is intended.” – Mr. Joseph Taylor during North Carolina debates stated July 24, 1788 The use of the style, “we, the people”, made Amendment X a necessary addition to the Constitution, which made it abundantly clear the Founders considered the states, not the people, as the source of powers granted to Congress, the President and the Supreme Court.

    March 26, 2013 at 3:12 am
  • Rick says:

    They aren’t provisions, they’re Articles. The text of the Constitution sets up the three branches of the government. The Amendments focus in more on the rights of the people. In my opinion, 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,” is the most ignored since career politicians in Washington D.C. want to suppress the rights of the individual states and citizens.

    March 26, 2013 at 3:37 am
  • Mutt says:

    The 10th Amendment. The federal government always seems to come up with some crazy reason why federal law superceded state laws. Example: 2005 Supreme Court case (Gonzales v. Raich) about medical marijuana. They ruled that even though the California state law is only for residence of California, and does not cross state lines, it interferes with the illegal interstate trafficking of marijuana, therefore, federal law applies.

    March 26, 2013 at 4:21 am
  • Evil Independent says:

    The 10th amendment. Amendment X 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.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:45 am
  • Joe B says:

    6th amendment by far 90% plea rates because of work loads, in turn this creates lazy public defenders looking to plea out everything.

    March 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm
  • The Real Obama says:

    Bush nullified the constitution after 9-11.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  • Lordpercywooster XXV says:

    none the hysterial right don’t understand the Constitution

    March 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm
  • FBI surveillance van says:

    All of them. After Bush the old girl is on life support.

    March 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm
  • QA says:

    Article 10

    March 27, 2013 at 5:32 am
  • Marilyn A says:

    We the people

    March 27, 2013 at 6:41 am

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