Democrats Say Trump Has No Authority In States, Yet They Hold Him Responsible For Everything. Who’s Right?


by Rich Welsh

Every day the minority leader of the US Senate, Senator Chuck Schume (D-NY), tweets out a message about President Donald Trump failing to implement a national testing strategy to combat the Chinese virus pandemic.

And every day my usual response goes something like this:

Apparently, Schumer has never read the US Constitution, something he took an oath to defend.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. [emphasis added]

To support the US Constitution, especially for an elected Senator, means that you will abide by the limitations of power found inside the Constitution, and you will not argue for extra powers for the federal government that are not in the Constitution, unless you are in a Congressional session arguing for an Amendment to the Constitution, which is a path our Founding Fathers gave us for the federal government to ask the States for the permission to take said power away from them.  That’s what the Amendment process is for, because outside of the 18 powers listed for the federal government, the States have every other power, even those that were not thought of yet. Donald Trump understands this, why can’t Schumer and others who have been in DC for decades?

And we don’t accept an argument like “well, this is the way things have been for so long…”  That argument says that even though a political practice has been unconstitutional for a long time, because it’s been done for a long time, it’s okay.  That’s asinine. The Constitution is still the Constitution, even in 2020, and surprising as it may be, the federal government does not have the almighty powers they want you to believe they do. That’s not the way the Constitution was crafted.

Don’t believe me?  Read what James Madison, who scholars refer to as the Father of the Constitution, had to say about the powers of the federal government vs the States.

Among other things, Madison wrote in Federalist 45:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. 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.

The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security. As the former periods will probably bear a small proportion to the latter, the State governments will here enjoy another advantage over the federal government. The more adequate, indeed, the federal powers may be rendered to the national defense, the less frequent will be those scenes of danger which might favor their ascendancy over the governments of the particular States.”

Notice how Madison says that the powers to the federal government are few and defined while every other power will go to the States and are numerous and indefinite.

Madison even gets into examples for the federal government and the States. For example, he says “The former will be exercised principally on external objects,” which means that the federal government will only deal with nationhood issues.  He goes on to give the examples of this such as “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.”  These are issues of nationhood that the Founders didn’t want the States to be fighting over between themselves.

The future 4th President of the United States went on to mention the issues that the States will handle, being “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.”  That means EVERYTHING else that is not specifically enumerated (that means numbered for those of you who claim to be liberals).

This means that whenever the federal government wanted to give itself a power that wasn’t already listed (enumerated) in the Constitution it needed to go through the Amendment process.  And we used to do that, until the Progressive movement took hold at the very end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.

The 10th Amendment was written based on ideas related by Madison in Federalist 45.

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.

It’s as plain as day, is it not?

The ignorance of Democrats and how our government was designed by the Founders denies belief in a Benevolent Being.  There should be a class at the beginning of every Congress that reminds those about to be sworn in what the Constitution means, what powers are divided up between the States and the federal government, and how complaining that the president of the United States not having a national testing strategy is an ignorant political ploy.

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Democrats are incompetent failures. They have mishandled their response to the epidemic knowing their failures can be blamed on others (notably Trump) with the help of their complicit media.

Trump put together a response team which has provided the states with advice, guidance, PPE and equipment but THEY, not Trump, took the epidemic lightly because they don’t fear being held accountable.

schumer would steal the gold out of his mother’s teeth which she was still alive. he is clueless in the federal gov. testing program. there were many hospitals in ohio where the nurses had to buy their own PPE because hospitals, that were dominated by democrap administration fell behind in providing PPE.
one needs to read the Federalist papers by Madison 45. it is online and easy to read and understand if one is educated. “Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite”. the founding fathers had the insight to give the colonies now states the liberty to develop laws and operational policies. Letters between Madison, Washington, and Jefferson sought to limit the federal powers within a colony now a state so the state could evolve. Recall that De, Ri and several other states refused to aid in the financial const of the American Revolution.
chucky demonstrates a pathetic narasistic personality disorder. just asks the numerous staff that he has fired or left because of his behavior.