With the words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence serving as his background, and with the people of America as his audience, Mitt Romney not only demonstrated his potential as our next President but gave a lesson to the Supreme Court.
During the first Presidential Debate he spoke with certain eloquence of his vision of the rightful place of the Federal Government. He explained on a national stage the proper role of a central government in a republic, where the states retain certain rights and powers, sharply contrasting his views with those of President Obama’s.
We witnessed a Great Debate.
Listening to Governor Romney we heard echoes of our Founding Fathers as they laid out the proposition that the many states in our union were equal, and in the discharges of some powers superior, to the Federal governing authority.
The Tenth Amendment, Romney reminded us, does not endow the United States Government with complete control of our lives, rather it simply says,
“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”
In doing so, Romney stood up to the relatively recent trend of decisions by the Supreme Court, that the Congress and the President have authority that exceeds the rights of the States, and indeed the rights of the individual citizen.
We should expect from his Presidency, less taxes, smaller government operating more efficiently in its duties, but most important – recognition of our individual rights as endowed to us by our Creator.
President Obama did not seem to be able to grasp the point of what Romney was saying, nor was he able to respond to the arguments the Governor laid out.
Based on the results of the flash polls, the people have welcomed what Mitt Romney is saying. We can only hope the Justices of the Supreme Court will listen.
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