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 love it when I get first comments...:)

There are ONLY (17) 'Enumerated Powers' delegated to the Congress and the Federal Government by the US Constitution.

 They are not paying attention?

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution lists the seventeen powers

 They still do not care?

So how did prescription drugs become regulated?

 When the UN started protect Afghan Heroin with US and UN Troops...:)

Sorry Tif...

The first comprehensive federal consumer protection law was the 1906 Food and Drugs Act, which prohibited misbranded and adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce. 

From there the 'FDA' ... an 'unconstitutional federal agency' begain its long road of regulation until it now has total control over the apporval of prescription of medications in the US Market.  At one time your local druggist and Doctor were the safe guard and authorities for administering medicine... now its some labratory technician and regulatory hack in the FDA. 

Sorry Ronald,

 They still do not care about the laws unless they control everything.

 Coming to America, UN Global Migration Compact Mexico...:)

Oppss....:)

Your correct Tif...

They don't care about the laws... because the laws are not enforced.  Until the People are willing to take 'ALL MEASURES NECESSARY' too enforce our laws... especially, our Constitutional Law we will have no law... only the arbitrary and pernicious application of authority.

For the People to remain free the law must be righteous and enforced by the CONSENT AND BLOOD of the People.  Law without a people who are willing to engage the lawless with force of arms  is absolutely WORTHLESS.. it is empty of the power it needs to be the LAW.

Today, we see members of our government routinely and regularly violate the law... we have lawlessness on our borders, in our homes, and schools, in every institution of government ... yet, the people act powerless ... too, do anything about it. 

In fact, the People are the problem... they must find the will to enforce the Constitutional Laws of the United States... with what ever means are necessary to remove the lawless from positions of government power.

Our Constitution and Republican form of government takes a moral and religious people to function... why... because it requires godly men and women to execute judgment and the law... without the moral authority of God ... there is no peace and order in the earth or government. 

Their Laws are enforced and  enforcement is done with guns. Private Laws.

I believe I have stated that several times...

The law is only as effective as the People's will to enforce it... using all means necessary to its maintenance and good order.

So far, the People of these United States are failing in their maintenance of good law and order... why.. lack of committement to enforce the law by all means necessary.

 You guys really have no idea how hard it is not to laugh, the EU has millions of these freaks, and even muslims, and the UN wants a new America under Sodom and Gomorrah.

 California has gotten so bad with immigration, and freaks, the middle class moved the hell out. Its called the Mass Exodus From California, hey man I BS you not one bit: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Mass+Exodu...

And can you take a guess at what has allowed what you stated, when it started and what the corrective actions are?

Richard is Chicken to take on Ronald's blog...:)

I respond but it wasn't posted. It was a long response. don't want to re-write as first time was fresh and impulsive.

Really, Hmmm...:) If ya say so...:)

I see it post now below - why can't you?

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Joe Biden On Violence Against Women:   We Have To Keep ‘Punching At It, And Punching At It, And Punching At It’

 The audience laughed as he said this.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that America needs to be “punching” back to combat violence against women during Wednesday’s Democratic debate.

Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

A few people laughed in the audience as he said this.

Biden added that it is important to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which has passed in the House and held up in the Senate. The former Vice President also suggested that America has to “fundamentally change the culture” of how women are treated, noting that it is “everyone’s responsibility.”

“It’s a gigantic issue, and we have to make it clear from the top, from the president on down that we will not tolerate it,” Biden said. “We will not tolerate this culture.”

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