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Monday, October 22, 2012

Putting Government In Its Place – Constitution Party Statement

First, let me say this.  The Constitution Party website has been updated, so I apologize if any of the links in my previous posts are no longer working.  The new page for the party platform is here.   As I continue to share some of these issues, I hope to have the right links for you.

Now then.  One of the biggest problems facing our nation is the size of government.  This affects the tax issue, the debt issue, many of the issues involving government’s intrusion into our lives.  Simply put, the federal government has gotten too big for its britches; much bigger than the framers of our Constitution ever intended.   And both Republicans and Democrats have contributed to this “growing” problem.

The Constitution Party, as per its name, is working to see our federal government restored to the limited role it was given by our Constitution.  Here is the statement from the party platform: 

Bringing Government Back Home.

“The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. The Constitution, itself, in Articles I through VI, enumerates the powers which may be exercised by the federal government. Of particular importance is Article I, Section 8 which delineates the authority of the Congress.

The federal government was clearly established as a government of limited authority. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution specifically provides that: "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."

Over time, the limitations of federal government power imposed by the Constitution have been substantially eroded. Preservation of constitutional government requires a restoration of the balance of authority between the federal government and the States as provided in the Constitution, itself, and as intended and construed by those who framed and ratified that document.

We pledge to be faithful to this constitutional requirement and to work methodically to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions which are not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.

We stand opposed to any regionalization of governments, at any level, which results in removal of decision-making powers from the people or those directly elected by the people.

I hope folks are taking all this seriously.   I hope you’ve considered the ramifications of what party you plan to support.  I hope people will wake up and see that both the GOP and the Dems are more concerned about hanging on to their power than truly representing the people.  It’s time for a real change, from the top down. 

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