Limited Federal Government... 17 Enumerated Powers... What's that?

There are ONLY (17) 'Enumerated Powers' delegated to the Congress and the Federal Government by the US Constitution. These 'enumerated powers' are the limits on federal power that our founders provided in the Constitution. Congress and the Federal Government have far exceeded their delegated powers, usurping powers given to the States and the People...  We must return to these limits on governmental power if we are to have a Constitutional Republic.

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution lists the seventeen powers... specifically enumerated by the Constitution. The federal government is restricted to governing within the limits of these powers. We must return to the Constitutional limits on Federal Power, in order to protect the liberties of every American from the current abuses of the federal government.

So how did prescription drugs become regulated? How are certain industries required to be licensed? What about the hundreds of other areas the federal government has invaded with its statutory, regulatory and Judicial usurpations... Education, energy, transportation, national parks, etc., these functions are all the creation of an out of control federal government. How did that happen? The people and the states failed to keep the federal government in check.  The Federal Judiciary exceed its powers and began to find federal powers never in the Constitution.  The federal government and its leaders knowingly and openly defied the limits of the US Constitution... they wrongly and openly usurp the powers of the People and the several States. 

The Tenth Amendment States: "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." That word, reserved, speaks of exclusivity. The Tenth Amendment and Constitution did not speak of a preferential view for the division of public power.  The Constitution is a mandate not a choice: All powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution are reserved for the States and the People.

The several states were to be the power houses of government... not the Federal Government. Within the framework of the States, a crucible of ideas was to be created, one capable of benefiting all of society. The States were to be laboritories of democracy... the engines of liberty... where in each state could choose those laws and ideas that worked best for its people..

The idea behind our system of Constitutional government was simple, yet profound... a divided government (state and federal), with defined/enumerated powers limiting the central government... while empowering local governments... The State governments were to be given virtually unlimited powers, but limited amounts of money. States could not "print money" to fund their programs, because only the federal government had the power to do such. On the other hand, the federal government was limited to 17 enumerated powers, and without additional power and authority, it had no reason to engage in deficit spending to fund unlawful programs. This kept the value of the US dollar steady, until the early part of the 20th century, when Roosevelt's New Deal began and our currency was devalued to pay for "extra Constitutional" ... government programs. Socialist programs, and progressive ideas have destroyed our Constitution and the original landmarks of government, established by our founders.

The Founders of this republic believed in the dispersion of power... They divided power within government to maximize individual freedom and to protect the power of the States. This was a unique system that kept big government from raising unlimit amounts of money to spend on programs not permitted by the Constitution. Restricting the enumerated powers to 17 functions kept the Federal Government small and limited. Keeping it from raiding the State's treasury's and the people's pocket books, to fund unconstitutional programs and wars.

Under our founding father's system of Constitutional Government... the people and businesses had the power and freedom to move from state to state, in order to find a government that best suited their needs. The People's power to "vote with their feet" and the economic engines of business, were to keep the State governments in check.

Below is a list of the 17 powers our Constitution gives Congress:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; 

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

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...

See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_One_of_the_United_States_Cons...

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I just knew Ronald would be back in action...:)

No it does not, stay in your spin box please. It's a fine foundational doc but it presently has no standing. Something you refuse to understand or recognize..

The is no description of what a Republic is and the responsibilities to it. under Penality of breach of duties, all States SHALL have a Republican Form of Government. No Buts!

There is no statement of Penalty for breach of the Constitution as an employment contract  FOR the elected representative.. 

A new oath is to be written in Lawful/laymen language to be orally repeated and signed.

There is no declaration of the People's sovereignty to be recognized by all duly elected representatives. free Will to choose ones own status lawfully.

Qualification requirements of ALL elected Representatives and those performing in official capacities shall be determined and required.. Prior to placing said candidate's name of a voters ballot he or she SHALL have a criminal background investigator performed on them by the FBI and DOD. Because We the People are the potential employer of said candidate We shall have access to the results of the background investigation prior to casting our vote.. Maybe to consider discussing paper ballots

No Dual Citizenship or BAR Licience shall be held by man or woman that is  to represent We the People. The issuers of this employment responsibility.

This is just the beginning for some of the adders for our protections. We the People also must present our case for what agencies are no longer needed. Because the people of the States shall rule, taxes are to be collected by State employees of the people. Thee States are obligated to financially support the duties of the USA elected officials duties and ---------- the defense of our Nation.

Then the people of each State will have the opportunity to review their Constitution for changes, modifications, deletions and additions. 

A lot  of work need be done to return America back to what she must be. Free and Independent country with a sovereign people who rule under the guidance of Gods Laws and Natural Laws of do no harm..

Remember, You took the oath to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies. Are you in breach of it? You know who your enemy is right? They declared you the enemy and in their own written legal words.

Richard...

No document or revisionist plan has any standing if the People are unwilling to enforce them... the US Constitution is perfectly capable of delivering our Republic from its current course and demise... IF THE PEOPLE WILL ACT EFFECTIVELY TO ENFORCE IT... too, remove the corruption and lawlessness operating as their current government.

Replacing the Constitution with another document will do nothing ... unless it is fully supported by an activist moral and religious public (Morally restrained by God). Our Constitution is wholy unsuitable for any other than a moral and religious society.... as it takes moral and religious men and women to enforce its precepts upon society. 

As an irreligious and immoral society we are reaping what we sow... immoral, corrupt government.

What are you waiting for, to perform another key stroke. Start making suggestions for a feasible implementation action plan with a step by step process. 

Here is what I suggest... http://teapartyorg.ning.com/xn/detail/4301673:Comment:4698184

I hav e written my members of Congress and the White House with similar suggestions more than once...it is obvious that they are not interested in modifying the current status quo...

You can not get your representatives attention without using their words for accountability. I gave you a sample of demands Proof of Claims. If you identify a breach in THEIR Laws they wrote for them to follow you then address the Attorney General with professional Server Services with multiple signatures agreeing to harms done. This is how you get face time not a form letter responses thanking you with no action commitment. Aka Calming Message for all well.

The Current Oath of Office is sufficient.. .under the law. it is a federal felony to violate it.  I provided the citations in law previously... look them up if you need to see them again.

Besides,  there is a principal in law known as  the 'spirit of the law'... the letter and spirit of the law must be obeyed to avoid prosecution.  Anyone taking the federal oath of office knows that it refers to the US Constitution... not some other constitution.  There are individuals serving time in prison for violating their oath... 

See:https://www.bing.com/search?q=name+those+who+were+punished+for+viol...

In additdion... violating one's oath can be prosecuted as MALFEASANCE in office.. and if a fuduciary duty is involved, fraud and other crimes may be applicable.  The problem with prosecuting such crimes is a lack of will to do so... not a lack of law.  The corrupt fear they may be next if they prosecute their neighbor... those living in glass houses can not afford to throw stones. 

SOS different day from you. All's just peachy under their law..

This is a contract, what is it you don't understand. Read contract laws as a hint. Words mean everything.

The preamble does not clearly and precisely express what it is intended to be. There is nothing more important than having a full understanding of the first chapter of ANY event. In this case it is an employment contract given by We the People to those that are our representatives. 

So now where is the PPM that We the people give to our employees so he/she understands their duties and signed it stating they have this understanding.. As the employer (We) require a quartile/biannual status reports also known as an activity report, progress report and an evaluation for meeting the goals promised to us and within in their position description. We Must demand delivery of our expectations of them as a well paid employee to account for our return on investment. Always there must be accountability.

We treat them for who they are. The collective of We the People must know their status.

The problem is not KNOWING THE STATUS OF GOVERNMENT... we all know it is a mess... the problem is correcting those who are responsible... for the mess. 

All contracts are subject to interpretation and with interpretation disputes can arise regarding the duties or obligations under the contract... The letter of the Contract is not the only element courts consider when evaluating contracts... the SPIRIT or intent is the underlying controlling legal authority.

The Oath of Office taken by our elected and appointed officials is to the Constitution... we have only ONE CONSTITUTION and any oath taken by a US Government official to  'A' constitution automatically presumes it is the US Constitution... the spirit and intent of requiring the oath under the LAW... and yes there is a law requiring it... must be upheld.

As to the matter of the Preamble to the US Constitution ... it is quite effective in outlining the purpose and scope of the US Constitution.. any quibbling or disputes being the result of deliberate spining of the obvious.

Get a refund from the Jesuit's ... for your education.

Hi Ronald did ya miss me?

Yes, like  kick in the rear...

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TOTAL BULLSHIT!: FBI Arrests Leader Of Militia Group Stopping Illegal Aliens In New Mexico

The FBI on Saturday arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of the militia group that is stopping ‘asylum seekers’ after they illegally cross over the US border into New Mexico.

Hopkins was arrested shortly after the anti-American ACLU accused the militia group of kidnapping and illegally detaining the aliens.

Reuters reported:

Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

“We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), blaming his arrest on political pressure from Lujan Grisham.

Hopkins is the “national commander” of the UCP, which has had around half a dozen members camped out on a rotating basis near Sunland Park since late February.

More than 300 ‘asylum seekers’ trying to illegally cross the US border this weekend surrendered to an armed militia of New Mexico citizens comprised of ex-cops and veterans.

This is what happens when the US government doesn’t even uphold its most basic commitment to the American people, to secure the borders from invaders.

The militia then handed over the detained aliens to US border patrol.

The militia immediately came under attack — PayPal and GoFundMe banned the group of armed citizens from being able to raise money.

In a statement to BuzzFeed, PayPal claimed that the group violated their “Acceptable Use Policy.”

“The account associated with United Constitutional Patriots has been closed due to a violation of our Acceptable Use Policy,” the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.”

Mark Cheney, who identified himself to BuzzFeed as the “commander” of the militia, said that the bans have “killed” their efforts.

“They killed us,” Cheney said. “I have to find some other way for people to donate.”

There is a crisis at the US-Mexico border and the Democrats and activist judges are fighting President Trump at every turn.

In March alone, over 100,000 illegal aliens were detained by US border patrol.

According to reports, over 1.5 million illegal aliens will enter the United States in 2019 if the surge continues at the current rate.

Instead of arresting the illegal alien invaders, the FBI arrests an American man who is defending the borders. Let that sink in.

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