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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.
– The Bill of Rights – Article 10
When the Treaty of Paris was negotiated at the conclusion of the War for Independence, these united States were composed of thirteen independent and sovereign entities:
His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself his Heirs & Successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, Propriety, and Territorial Rights of the same and every Part thereof.
– Treaty of Paris, 30 November, 1782 [emphasis added]
The fact that there were thirteen sovereign and independent nation-states (and that’s how the new nations perceived itself) helps us better understand the concept that over time, has become hidden, in plain sight. Subsequent enabling acts of states later joining the union specified that new states would be admitted “…on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.” Why is this important? The current government under our Constitution was created as a compact between the states. As such, the creature is no greater than the creator. The federal government is subject to the states which created it and the states are subject to the popular sovereignty – the rule of the People. Would it be an understatement to say that the federal creature is out of control? As unfortunate as that circumstance may seem, the solution is that your individual sovereign state exists as a protection against an oppressive federal layer of government. In fact, this article from the Tenth Amendment Center expresses it well on an issue that’s of concern for all of us:
Dear Gun People, Follow the Lead of the Weed People
Of course, we understand that the 2nd Amendment is the liberty teeth for the Constitution and the American Citizen, However… this, friend of Liberty, is how the 10th Amendment preserves the 2nd Amendment. The strength of our maintaining Liberty from this day forward will be to unite and build on the state and local level.
- Step 1: Learn the Constitution. Better yet… learn and use your state constitution. Click on the flag for your state in the image at the end of this article to get a link for your state constitution. You can also download and share the entire page.
- Step 2: Come to the Constitution Party. The two-party-monopoly has outdone itself competing to shred the Constitution. We believe, the Constitution is the solution. Find the Constitution Party contact for your state HERE.
- Step 3: Teach the Constitution and build a community of educated fellow citizens and run for office.
- Step 4: Donate to the Constitution Party and work with us to Advance the Cause of Liberty!