June 23, 2011

Another reason not to trust the MSM on constitutional matters

Time magazine's Richard Stengel writes: “If the Constitution was intended to limit the federal government, it sure doesn’t say so.”

To which John J. Pitney, Jr. merely points out what any media intern should know:

Yes, it does. The Tenth Amendment says: “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.”

Even before the adoption of the Bill of Rights, James Madison explained the original understanding of the document in Federalist 45: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

But, unfortunately, let's face it -- we haven't held to those standards since at least FDR's time, and even before.

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2011 10:40 AM | TrackBack

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I'm stunned beyond words...

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 23, 2011 04:18 PM

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