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originally posted by: Masterjaden
a reply to: jude11
I know you're being sarcastic and facetious, but I just wanted to point out that the govt. has ZERO rights, not a SINGLE SOLITARY ONE....
They have authority, and authority that is solely established and given to them by "We the People". We CAN revoke that authority at any time for any reason.
The authority we have given them is enumerated in the constitution.
After doing so, realizing that it left openings for abuse, we enumerated what they COULDN'T do as well in the bill of rights.
The fact that we enumerated what they couldn't do in the bill of rights does not mean that they have carte blanche ability to do whatever they want that isn't in the bill of rights either.
The COTUS spells out what the Federal govt. CAN do, the bill of rights spells out what NONE of the levels of govt. CAN'T do and the rest is left for the people of the individual states to determine within the confines of the limits of the bill of rights.
Govt' has gotten very far from the authority we have granted them though, to include railroading us with amendments that should've never been passed through obfuscation and manipulation of the system.
History has shown us what will happen if they continue on this course. I pray that they don't and that something turns them around.