Written by: Keith Broaders
What is the difference between a government and organized crime? The government gets permission from Congress before they commit their crimes
In 1887 Lord Acton announced that “Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely”. With this is mind it is easy to understand why the government in Washington has become a den of thieves.
Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom made an effort to prevent the corruption of the central government by implementing checks and balances. They intentionally limited the power of the central government knowing that their failure to do so would ultimately lead to tyranny.
They wanted the power of the states to be supreme over the central government to prevent the potential abuse of power. They knew that if the national government was allowed to centralize virtually unlimited power, they would be able to become the masters of the states as well as the people.
Restoring the states to their position of superiority over the central government is one of the most important things that we can do to restore our Constitutional Republic.
I would like to encourage everyone to visit the website for the Tenth Amendment Center. Watch the video about Thomas Jefferson and the Principle of Nullification. Jefferson believed that the legislatures of the states has the authority to nullify laws in their state that they believe to be unconstitutional.
In Marbury Verus Madison the Supreme Court ruled that “Laws repugnant to the Constitution are null and void:. If states asserted their Constitutional authority, they would have the capacity to be the final arbiter of the Constitutionality of the laws passed by Congress.
The Supreme Court was not given the authority to interpret the Constitution and that is why their rulings are called opinions and are only binding on the states with the consent of the state legislatures.