Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sen. Warner Needs To Read The Constitution

Proving that all these things he mentions are Un-Constitutional, Sen. Warner puts his foot down his own throat. From

In response, John Taylor (President, Tertium Quids) had the following letter response...
Senator Warner:

The U.S. Constitution is a document of both enumerated and unenumerated rights of the citizens, but delegated, enumerated, and therefore limited powers of government. The IX Amendment states plainly that the people retain rights that are not enumerated in the Constitution. However, the X Amendment states plainly enough that powers of government not expressly delegated to the national government are reserved for the state governments or for the people themselves.

We don't need the government's permission to have a telephone because our rights go far beyond those few that are expressly mentioned in the Constitution. However, if the Constitution does not expressly enumerate a power that would allow government to nationalized health care, then the only way a congressman can vote to do that is to violate both the Constitution as well as his oath of office.

If you would like to begin familiarizing yourself with the U.S. Constitution, may I suggest, given your present level of knowledge, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution by Timothy Harper, or U.S. Constitution for Dummies by Michael Arnheim, or The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman.

No need to thank me. Just trying to help you avoid further embarrassing gaps in your knowledge. Harvard, huh?
John Taylor
Tertium Quids

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