This week will probably be dominated by the debate over S. 577, the resolution to over ride Governor Sanford and take the money from the mortgage set in your grandchildren’ names (without their permission). I’m sure we’ll review the constitutionality argument by Sen. Lindsey Graham, tax cuts, debt retirement, as well as highlights from the smoke and mirror exhibition we suffered through in Senate Finance Committee last week.
More from Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative…As he surveys the various attitudes and institutions and laws that currently prevail in America, many questions will occur to him, but the Conservative’s first concern will always be; Are we maximizing freedom?
The tenth amendment is not “a general assumption,” but a prohibitory rule of law. Then Tenth Amendment recognizes the State’s Jurisdiction in certain areas. States’ Rights mens that the States have a right to act or not to act, as they see fit, in the areas reserved to them. The States may have duties corresponding to these rights, but the duties are owed to the people of the States, not to the Federal Government.