I hear a lot of people in the tea Party movement talk about how the Federal Government has ignored the Constitution, and we need to get back to that Constitution as the Supreme Governing Document of our nation. We at the Tenth Amendment Center have developed some model legislation, here is one example.
To require the federal government to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS
The legislature of the State of Colorado finds that,
1. The People of the Several States by virtue of their mutual compact created the federal government, as documented in the United States Constitution;
2. The People of the Several States set forth in the Constitution those powers which the several States delegated to the federal government;
3. The legislative powers which the the People of the Several States delegated to the federal government are set forth in the Constitution of the United States;
4. By virtue of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution set forth in the Bill of Rights, the People of the Several States reserved to themselves, and to the People, all powers which were neither specifically delegated to the federal government in the Constitution nor expressly prohibited to the States therein; Continue Reading →