Has The Federal Government Exceeded Its Constitutional Authority


“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of  Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.”

—Thomas Jefferson (Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 15 February 1791)

This quote came to me via email from PatriotPost.us.  I signed up months ago to get their daily email of founders quotes.  It is sometimes “eye opening” to read these quotes.

Notice what Jefferson says about what will happen if the federal government goes beyond it’s defined authority.  Do we really want our federal government to have a “boundless field of power“?  I think we have passed that point.  I think our federal government has taken hold of that “boundless field of power“.  Once it did, there is no returning to the Constitution?  What do you think?  Agree or disagree?  Vote in the poll and leave a your comment.


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