The Tenth Amendment in Action

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Sunday 26 July 2009 5:50 pm

tenammendmentWhile I don’t necessarily maintain the libertarian views for health care in our current economic climate, because the vast majority of people in the US can’t afford an out-of-control, free-market health care system. However, I get it. I understand the logic of having states rights over the homogeneous system frequently forced upon us by the federal government.

First, the Tenth Amendment – Reserved Powers:
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.

And second, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a few thought on Obama’s health care plan, which usurps state’s rights.
“I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying ‘no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their health care. So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats. It really is a state issue, and if there was ever an argument for the 10th Amendment and for letting the states find a solution to their problems, this may be at the top of the class. A government-run health care system is financially unstable. It’s not the solution.”
Ultimately, I think Perry will eventually back down because I think in the long run his constituents will demand it.

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