Several phrases have entered the American lexicon over the years as people have discussed the U.S. Constitution and the republican framework of government we call America. Among those phrases we find “State sovereignty.” Rather than give you our opinion, let the facts speak for themselves. Please read this article carefully, and think…
In Federalist number 45, James Madison, known as the Father of the Constitution wrote, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those [powers] which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. [Federal power] will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and [tariffs on foreign commerce] … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”
In Federalist 39, Madison addresses the allegation that the Constitution, being considered for ratification at the time, would destroy the sovereignty and independence of the States. He answers the allegation this way, “…ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and independent States to which the respectively belong. It is to be the assent and ratification of the several States, derived from the supreme authority of the people themselves. The act, therefore, establishing the Constitution will not be a national but a federal act.” He goes on to explain the character of the House, the Senate, and the Office of President. It’s impossible to miss the emphasis when three times he concludes that the Constitution establishes a federal, not a national government, where the States remain sovereign entities giving the federal government only a few carefully spelled-out areas of authority. After describing the potentially tyrannical character of a national government, Madison says, “…the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects.”
This is the true arrangement (hierarchy) of power in the America republic:
- God, the Creator
- Individuals, created in the image of God
- Sovereign, individual States and local governments
- The federal government
Any other pretended arrangement is a fraud. Anyone stating that a different arrangement exists is either ignorant, misled, or a liar. Anyone attempting to change the arrangement is a criminal. Stated another way, under the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution, the States rule the federal government, not the other way around, and anyone embracing a different arrangement is either ignorant, misled, a liar, or a criminal.
Has any candidate for State or federal office brought these facts to your attention? It’s doubtful. Why not? Because they are either ignorant or criminals, as we explained above. Either way, they don’t deserve your support or vote. We the people must find and support candidates that constantly and everywhere promote the facts put forward in this article. We need to completely reject the others. It’s as simple as that.