Last night, in his address to the joint session of Congress, Obama made two of the most startling remarks coming from the mouth of a sitting President.  However, the sentiment contained in those remarks is, unfortunately, shared by most of the politicians in Washington D.C. and around the country.  We have come so far from the sound thinking of our Founding Fathers who did not trust a powerful central government and did all they could to create “chains” which would “bind from mischief” politicians of their day and those of future generations.

For those who rarely, if ever, read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I will include the two most powerful amendments of them all in restraining centralized government and the schemes they would envision to amass power: (My emphasis added in bold print)

Ninth Amendment

“The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

Tenth Amendment:

“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.

Compare these two short sentences to these remarks uttered by Obama in his speech: (about 29 minutes from the beginning)

 

 

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