So, by the name of our center everyone can tell we emphasize the Tenth Amendment, but why? The Ninth Amendment is a much more powerful statement (in support of liberty) in the Constitution:
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
That’s Natural Rights!!!
In the context of an enumeration of certain powers, this amendment completely acknowledges “natural rights,” at least as it pertains to the authority of the Federal Government. Just think about it… this (mostly ignored) amendment states boldly (or in the least makes implicitly clear) that the Federal Government has no (that’s NONE, ZIP, ZERO) authority not given to it in the Constitution. Not only that, but this amendment states that any rights which may have been overlooked at the time of the founding are automatically retained by the people. What else is to be desired? The right to smoke pot, the right to eat tiger meat purchased from the continent of Asia, the right to sell your kidney on the open market? All these rights and more are protected under this amendment. What is missing? Maybe the Second Amendment?
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