Political Editors / May 27, 2021

In Brief: Remember the 10th Amendment

“A constitutional confrontation that has a chance to save the Republic and preserve the Union.”

Michael Finch is the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and he’s identified a major problem that far predates President Joe Biden’s radically left administration — a total disregard for and even deliberate ruination of the 10th Amendment:

That the administration sees a very small window of time to push [its] radical agenda is obvious; it is on overdrive to transform America in record time. The litany of disastrous policies that have been pushed, floated, and introduced is mind-boggling. From packing the Supreme Court, D.C. statehood, massive tax increases, eliminating the Electoral College, federalizing the entire election system, free college tuition, massive spending and a Green New Deal, and the opening of our southern border, one’s head spins trying to keep up. The nation is in crisis and the future of our Republic balances on a knife edge.

The most dangerous of these transformative changes is the attempt to nationalize the electoral system through the Orwellian named “For the People Act.” The result would be nothing short of the shredding of the Constitution, the obliteration of state sovereignty and, at the risk of hyperbole, the end of the Republic. That the 10th Amendment, with its clear limitations on federal power, has been seriously eroded over the past century is not debatable. This would end it, just as surely as the Left is trying to cancel and destroy the 1st Amendment rights to free speech and religious liberty, just as surely as they want to destroy the 2nd Amendment and the right of free citizens to bear arms. For the Biden administration, these efforts at the total centralization of power and the destruction of the states and their constitutional right of sovereignty is paramount. This is the ultimate power grab, even if it seems understated, underreported, and much stealthier than their attacks on our other rights.

So what’s an American Patriot to do? He both asks and answers:

The fact is that the last and best hope, in fact, the only hope that America has before we make the great slide into empire, is the restoration of state sovereignty. That this will be a long and arduous struggle is very possible.

Nevertheless, he says, it’s worth pursuing:

This is the time for a state, better yet, a group of states, to plant the flag and take a stand against the tyrannical centralization of power that we are witnessing before our very eyes from this administration. The only bulwark against this power grab can come from the states. It will take a state led by a governor with incredible fortitude and a spine of steel to say, no more. Not here. That there are strong governors in the country, who are capable of taking a stand, seems a real possibility. If that means the state of Texas taking action to close the southern border, so be it. If that means the state of Florida nullifying the unconstitutional federalization of our election laws, all the better. If it means a state taking action to disallow federal officials from their efforts to confiscate our guns, have at it.

This isn’t about secession or anything of the sort. It’s about “a constitutional confrontation that has a chance to save the Republic and preserve the Union that the Founders bequeathed to us.”

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