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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #38)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 10:02 PM

41. Read the 10th Amendment in conjunction with the ninth

Show me where in the Constitution the power is granted to shut down the government. I dare you to give me a citation for that. There exists no such power. Some States were hesitant to join the Union under our constitution. That's why there is a Bill of Rights. That's why the 10th makes it clear that if the United States is not given a power, the government just does not have it.

The 9th (quoted and annotated for purposes of this post) "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights [such as <Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings,>], shall not be construed to deny or disparage others [such as the right to shut down the government which according to the 10th amendment is...] retained by the people."

The ninth merely says if you think you can do it indirectly, such as by failing to fund a law, or in this case even by not passing a bill that would fund currently agreed to operations, then you (I don't mean you, the person I am communicating with but meaning the person responsible for the horrendous damage done to our great nation) then you are denying or disparaging the right retained by the people to shut down the government. I say to that person: better re-examine the oath you took when you assumed your office to support the constitution and serve the people of these United States of America.

I hope I clarified that.

Thank you for your comments, but please take another good look at that great document that is the foundation of our great nation.

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