Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Congress' War on Texas and the 10th Amendment

Well, this should be fun to watch.

House Democrats have inserted specific language on top of $10 Billion in funding for education included in a War Supplemental bill targeted directly and solely at Texas - language that demands the money be spent in certain ways

...besides being an affront to federalism and our right to live free from far away know-it-alls in DC telling us what to do, Perry’s office makes the good point that, “[t]he House-passed version requires that the governor guarantee the Legislature will provide a certain level of state funding, which is prohibited by the Texas Constitution…”

It's no surprise that the Feds made this move; it's a logical step in the march to Statism. But it's also a warning to other States:

"You'll take Fed money on Fed terms only, or else!"

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.

I'm still looking for the Clause which authorizes the Fed Dept of Edyoomakashun.

1 comment:

Billiam said...

1. Many Dems, as well as Repubs in Congress, as well as many in the current Adminm, as well as the former Admin, only care for The Constitution when it benefits them. Otherwise, they could give a tinkers damn. The many States need to tell them to f**k off. If enough did it, maybe it would wake them up. Then again, a number of the many States feel the same way as those in DC.