If the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution isn’t clear enough, which says; “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are resevered to the states respectively, or to the people”. There is also, Article 1, Section 8, clause 18, which says; [ The Congress shall have the power]” To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof “.
Both of these statements seam crystal clear to me, but our elected employees, at all levels have a dickens of a time understanding what these parts of the US Constitution means. First let us examine the Tenth Amendment, ” The powers not delegated to the United States…” yes that’s right it says delegated, according to the Webster’s dictionary delegate means ” to assign responsibility or authority”. Well OK, delegated by whom or what? The Tenth Amendment goes on to say, ” by the Constitution”. Yes that’s right the Constitution does the delegating.
So now let’s look at Article 1, Section 8 Clause 18, Section 8 is talking about the powers of Congress, it says: “To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers…” Foregoing powers means the powers already mentioned in this document (the US Constitution) and the Section goes on to say “and all other powers vested by this Constitution …” so how much clearer can it be that the powers vested in the US government come from the US Constitution and only the US Constitution well OK lets look at one more section, Article 1 Section 1., “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.” All Legislative powers herein grated” yes we the people granted Congress certain powers but not unlimited powers.
It is quite clear what we must do we must educate, educate, educate. But whom do we educate? Do we try to educate our elected employees? NO! That would be a wast of time. First we must educate ourselves, because if we don’t educate ourselves how in the world can we educate others? Then, after we educate ourselves than we must educate the masses. Our elected employees think that we live in a democracy and they think that it is their job to cater to the whims of their constituents. NO, their job is to uphold and defend the US Constitution. Despite what they may tell you about not being a career politician most truly are and they are concerned about being reelected. So instated of trying to educate them we have to educate their constituency.