Tuesday, January 12, 2010

19. Only Limited and Carefully Defined Powers Should be Delegated to Government, All Others Being Retained in the People.

This principle requires a reading of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments:

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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.

Our Founders believed in limited government and power to the people. Enough said.

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