Legal Heavyweight Will Represent Tennessee in Appeal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit
By Michael Patrick Leahy
14 Mar 2019
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The Tennessee case is the only refugee resettlement lawsuit based on the 10th amendment and is the only state resettlement lawsuit still active today,” Barnett added.
Substantial program costs of this federal program have been purposely shifted to state taxpayers over the years. In effect, the federal government is commandeering state taxpayer money for its own purposes, clearly a power that was not delegated to the federal government by the constitution. In fact, the Tennessee lawsuit argues that such dragooning of state resources by the federal government is forbidden by the 10th amendment.
“Objections to intrusive federal power have been around since the beginning of the republic. Federal assertion of authority over how a state spends state taxes is an abuse of the powers delegated to the federal government vis-a-vis state governments. Let’s hope the appeals court thoroughly airs this test of 10th amendment guarantees against federal overreach,” Barnett concluded.
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“We, The Sheeple” really need to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment — “direct” election of Senators.
The Dead Old White Guys put this there to allow the Senate to represent the wishes of the States they represented. A senator who permitted unfunded mandates on their state would not be there every long.
Of course, the “federalists”, from the Hamilton school of political theater, would like the States to just dry up and blow away. Much like the ado about the Electoral College, the “federalists” seek to change the Constitution without the bother of following the amendment process.
For extra credit, it’s left to the reader to figure out, why banning alcohol required and Constitutional Amendment and yet banning “drugs” did not? After that, you can think about the Sixteenth Amendment aka the “income tax” one.
Perhaps, “We, The Sheeple” will come tot eh realization that “amendments” are just “amending” away the power of “We, The People”.
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