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Regarding ‘powers not delegated’

Posted in 2013, Featured on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 4:02 PM 3 Comments

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.
-The U.S. Constitution, 10th Amendment


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. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.

Legislators in Utah have not been blind to the fact that many of today’s most pressing political questions are being answered in the wrong arena – that is – a federal one that tends to be less local, more bureaucratic, less capable and more expensive.  And overreaching.

This year, HB 131 created Utah’s Commission on Federalism to look at the responsibilities of the governing partnership between the federal government and state governments, and find solutions for the imbalances in that relationship.

On July 2nd, Congressman Bishop helped us launch the new commission.  His thoughts and observations are worth a listen – here’s the audio:

If you’re interested in listening to the full meeting + materials, click here.

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3 Comments to “Regarding ‘powers not delegated’”

  1. […] before the commission, Rep. Rob Bishop, Dist. 1, of the Utah House 10th Amendment Task Force stated, “The constitution was supposed to be a document that was empowering; so that if it was not […]

    • Camillia Olson says:

      Thank you , Rob Bishop , acting as my representative for the affirmation , that offers hope of reasonable change to restore American’s integrity; to recognize and restore the rule of law( Constitutional representation in both money and men ) to hold it sacred , as a point of order, consideration and respect of the people. and for the people , and those who have offered their lives that we may have a government of law , ( representative democratic compound republic instead of the tyranny of man).. . We have a ways to go to represent true equality, with native americans still being denied elected representation from reservations and questionable eligibility of Obama and foreign entanglments, etc. . .. It appears to me that all men-women/families in a state , Usa might have at least one representation in Senate and Congress to speak as voice of the(ir) people., to offer balance and perspectus from the native americans on reservation . . .Thank You . Sincerely, Camille

  2. […] Here is a link to more information and audio of the commission’s meeting: […]

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