@originaljipssy @nytimes 1. The principal tenet in Republicanism is that the ultimate power resides with the people. The Founders rejected classical democracy as evil because it allowed the majority to force it's will upon the minority.
2. They designed the govt with safegards like the EC in order to distill the will of the people in such a way that the interests of all, including the minorities, were represented. What the Founders created was ingenious.
3. Nevertheless, the anti-federalists predicted that the judiciary, being unelected and answerable to no one, would destroy the principle of powers derived from the consent of the governed. Unfortunately, we have seen their warning come to pass.
4. The federal govt has only those powers specifically delegated to it in the Constitution; all others are reserved to the states or the people. Having been ratified by the states, the Constitution is said to contain those powers to which the people consent.
5. The purpose of SCOTUS is not to interpret the Constitution, but to ensure that any law or action by the govt falls within the powers delegated to that govt. The Constitution is not written in some dark mysterious legalese, but in plain English, understandable to the people.
6. It is not necessary to have the finest legal minds to read the Constitution; they simply need to be able to read English. Unfortunately, SCOTUS now interprets rather than consults the Constitution.
7. Powers that are nowhere delegated to the federal govt, like marriage and abortion, are legislated from the bench. It should not require dozens of pages to explaine why a power exists if it truly exists in the Constitution.
8. There are many vague clauses in the Constitution to be sure, but where no power is clearly delegated, none should be inferred. Rather, areas requiring clarification should first be made clear through the amendment process.
9. You may be surprised to know that the federal govt does not have the power to regulate immigration, only naturalization.
10. I think the federal govt ought to control immigration and our borders, but without an amendment delgating that power to it, the govt's current immigration laws are unconstitutional. Given the current push by the Left for open borders, I wonder how long before this bites us.
11. My hope is for an Article V convention of the states and that we can rectify some of these issues like immigration and clarifying the 14A in regards to anchor babies.

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