Monday, October 18, 2010

10th Amendment Video

The video above expresses the 10th Amendment in a different light. It talks about some of the issues that are occurring in reference to the 10th amendment. It starts out with the first issue relevant to the 10th Amendment which the REAL ID act. This act takes power from the states by having control over state issued IDs. "It imposes certain security, authentication, and issuance procedure standards.." Our constitution is slowly becoming less of a power that controls the federal government, and states are usurped of it's constitutional rights to govern within it's respective borders. We are seeing laws implemented by "Big Brother" such as the GIVE Act, the REAL ID Act, and other legislation which undermine not only our state's sovereignty, but our own personal liberties as well.

In the words of a founding father, Alexander Hamilton states the 4 principal reasons why our federal government was formed:

"(1) The common defense (national security); (2) The preservation of public peace, as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; (3) The regulation of commerce with other nations and between states; (4) The superintendent of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries (foreign affairs)."

I really enjoyed this video because it shed some light on issues that I never was aware of. Videos like this make me want to be more aware of what is going on in our country.

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