"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."
This amendment gives the states protection from the the power of the federal government. The states have rights reserved to them by representatives of the people within that state.
This article is about a radio incident where the 1oth was brought up in discussion.
Tenthers opposition to health reform
I should have been more up on this, after hearing much in recent weeks on Randy Ray Renshaw’s “Open Line” KSCJ 1360AM show. There is a growing number of people who think it isn’t constitutional for the government to enact federal health reform, since it would violate the 10th Amendment. Renshaw has been hot on that topic, and now U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is saying there could be credence to that thought.
The 10th Amendment reads thusly: “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.”
Those to the left of political center (like DailyKos) think this logic is off, that it’s more from people who were birthers (denying that Barack Obama was born in the U.S., therefore unable to be president) becoming “Tenthers.”
What is your take on whether the 10th Amendment means health care reform would be unconstitutional? Democrats steamrolling the reform measures obviously have no such qualms.
This powerful video explains how some states are trying to increase their sovereignty.