"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" Article X (10) of the Bill of Rights.
As of February 23, 2009 33 States have issued resolutions or bills reasserting States rights under Article (amendment) 10 of the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution. These resolutions have been brought on by a variety of issues but they all have one thing in common...the Constitution only grants certain and enumerated rights and duties to the United States Government. There is a little fly in the ointment of the 10th though. It's called the commerce clause of Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution. The USG has focused on 4 words in that section to claim a mountain of rights over the States...provide for..........general welfare. " 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."
The 10th is based on a clause in the Articles of Confederation which basically says that each State retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence and every power, jurisdiction, and right. To read more on this go here.
Ronald Reagan, God bless him, issued Executive Order #12612 reafirming the Federal Governments limited powers. Then along came the horrid circus known as the Clinton administration in which Blow Job Bill issued Executive order #13083 which basically revoked the 10th. Soon after, due to backlash (or maybe the promise of another bj), he "suspended" the EO.
So in general the aforementioned 4 words are the ruination of a once fine and proud country. Yeah, that and the hell with the constitution executive orders and judges legislating from the bench. So, grab your pitchforks, rope and tar and get busy. Or as retired blogger Kim once? said ...Rope...Tree...Politician. Some assembly required.
On Tuesday the 14th I posted a link about the Federal version of the Missouri MIAC document. BHO is now trying to distance himself from the document saying the DHS does what they want. Wait Didn't he appoint Napolitano as head of the DHS? Isn't the DHS a federal agency? How can he distance himself from that?