federalism, federalist no.28, liberty, role of govt, state power, state sovereignty, states rights, tyranny
From obamacare, to attacks on our right to defend ourselves and our borders, to affronts to religious liberty, to generational theft to the tune of $16 Trillion and growing, to massive and burdensome unconstitutional regulations that are killing our prosperity and freedom, the federal (now national centralized) government has become fully detached from its constitutional moorings.
This we can attribute to our general ignorance as a people, for the United States is a representative republic. Nonetheless, we are here, beneath the thumb of powers that know no bounds, manipulated by a popular cultural media that knows no honor.
The ultimate remedy lies with an informed people, and as I’ve written, with the States wherein they reside. Though many States are as far gone as the national government, it appears that the majority still hold to the principles of republican and limited government, and need only assert their sovereign authority. For my part, I will increase my (confessedly lacking) attentions to State and local politics, lending support to my representatives where they stand against the encroaching central power.the primary role of government
…secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…
It was an axiom (accepted truth) at our founding that States “afford complete security against invasions” of liberty by the natl govt… @
…The States, “possessing all the organs of civil power & the confidence of the people” can unite & oppose the fed govt. ~Federalist No.28 @
It is not a matter of power that walls the States and The People against the tyranny of their federal creature, it is a matter of Will. ~tdv @
Governors and States Legislatures have a DUTY to defend the rights of their citizens against unconstitutional affronts by the federal govt! ~tdv @
For more on the U.S. Constitution, and the authority of the States, visit:
Publius-Huldah’s Blog: Understanding the Constitution &
The Tenth Amendment Center
It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the state governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority. Projects of usurpation cannot be masked under pretences so likely to escape the penetration of select bodies of men, as of the people at large. The legislatures will have better means of information; they can discover the danger at a distance; and possessing all the organs of civil power, and the confidence of the people, they can at once adopt a regular plan of opposition, in which they can combine all the resources of the community. They can readily communicate with each other in the different states; and unite their common forces, for the protection of their common liberty.