Aug 28, 2009

Government Intrusion into Private Industry, Socialized Healthcare are Unconstitutional

Bill WilsonBy Bill Wilson

The White House, Congress and the Supreme Court have violated the intent, spirit and letter of the United States Constitution. Article VI of the Constitution says,

"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."
This means that if it is not in the Constitution, it is not legal - a theme presented throughout the Constitution. The government intrusion into private industry and its socialist programs are unconstitutional.

Article I Section 8 of the Constitution enumerates the 16 powers of Congress. They concern things like coining money, levying taxes, regulating commerce, declaring war, providing for the military, a system of naturalization, and constituting tribunals. After listing them, the Constitution says,
"To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."
This means that Congress is limited to the powers that are enumerated in the Constitution.

The Founding Fathers believed in vesting power in the people, not the government. Patrick Henry said,
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
Thomas Jefferson said,
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves."
Thomas Paine said,
"That government is best which governs least."
The Framers wrote the Constitution to restrict the power of government to the specificity of the document.

This was expressed specifically in the 10th Amendment, which reads,
"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."
There are no powers in the Constitution for social programs, government ownership of private companies whatsoever. These powers are vested as the 10th Amendment says "to the people." And by Article VI, the government is expressly forbidden to act outside the Constitution. As Samuel Adams said,
"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
And the Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30,
"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it..."
Let us not be guilty of His parting words for the verse, "but I found none."

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