The name of our country is “The United States of America” not The United States of Washington D.C. or People Republic of America, And it’s that way for a reason.
The primary reason is, the federal government is not part of The United States of America and the states don’t belong to Washington D.C., it’s the other way around. Washington DC belongs to the States and the People.
Our Forefathers wisely decided the federal government should reside in the District of Columbia, a location outside of the United States of America, because the federal government was created by the States to handle certain limited functions.
To do so, Our Forefathers wrote the Constitution in two parts consisting of seven Articles and Ten Amendments. The Articles are basically an organizational structure, some policies and procedures, some authority and responsibility, operating instructions on how to create a federal government, and what it should consist of.
The Ten Amendments, or the Bill of Rights, were written to tell that newly created federal government what it could not do to the free citizens of the newly created United States. It defines individual freedom by restricting the federal government.
To make sure we all understood why they included the Bill of Rights, they told us why in the first paragraph of the preamble to the Bill of Rights;
“THE Conventions of a number of States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution:”
Read this again, “further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added,” they wanted to restrict the federal government even more.
Then in The Tenth Amendment they insured the federal government wouldn’t get out of control by stating that any authority not explicitly given to the federal government, in the Constitution or in the 7 Articles, belongs to the States and the People.
“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.”
Think of it. If any subject or issue is not mentioned in the Constitution, the federal government can’t do or say squat about it. Find marriage in the Constitution. Find gun control in the Constitution. Find HOMOSEXUAL, LESBIAN or TRANSGENDER in the Constitution. None of it is there and that means the federal government has NO authority even discussing it, let alone passing any laws.
That also means the Supreme Court cannot override any State law. (as intended)
Over the years, the States and the People have forgotten the primary fact that the Constitution gave the federal government very limited authority. As a result, the federal government has grown in size and authority that was never intended by our Forefathers or authorized by the Constitution. And “We The People” are paying for all the federal laws, federal departments, federal spending and federal authority that in reality belongs to the united “States” and to “We The People.”
Do you understand this is the way it is supposed to be?