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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:54 PM

36. What do you mean and what does the 10th stand for?

The constitution was to be a government of limited powers. The constitution gives to each of the three branches specific powers. The constitution delegated a multitude of powers to congress to make and shape this nation. The president on the other hand is given very few powers, nevertheless important, but different from those delegated to congress and to the judicial branch. The 10th amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to convince states who feared the federal government would be overreaching that the government was indeed on of limited powers. The power to shutdown legal operations is not delegated to our government. We the people own that right to its continued operation to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity, as the preamble of the constitution aptly states.

With respect to your second sentence that there is no constitutional right to the operation of non-consttutionally created federal agencies, one might take isssue. The constitution only creates the three main branches, the legislative, the executive run by the president and the judicial headed the supreme court. But congress is given a general power 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 in the United States, or any department or officer thereof.

The constitution clearly recognizes that there shall be different departments to carry into effect the powers delegated by the constitution to the United States. And if any department needs a special agency to perform a specific action, and congress authorizes that agency, to properly carry out the delegated powers in the constitution, it would appear that such agency is as constitutional as the Department charged with the execution of the respective power.

So, you must forgive me, but I don't quite understand what you are driving at.

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