Politicians from both major parties LOVE the Tenth Amendment.

Except when they don’t.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both pleaded the Tenth in recent weeks. Romney drug her out to defend his Massachusetts version of government health care. And the president used old No. 10 to prop up his defense of gay marriage. And yet both men wholeheartedly support an unconstitutional “War on Drugs.” The Tenth all of a sudden loses its luster when it comes to each state making its own policy on medicinal marijuana.

These two guys are like a couple of carnival game hucksters, using the Tenth Amendment as a shiny prize in a rigged game of political chicanery. The Missourian’s cartoon illustrates it perfectly. And make sure you read about Tenth Amendment Center communication director Mike Maharrey’s trip to the carnival HERE.

The 10th Amendment

“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.”



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