The Peril of a “Boundless Field of Power”

If we are to agree with the ratification of a national bank, what is to stop the fed from imposing an income tax on laborers? If that is passed uncontested, what prevents the fed from levying a property tax, whereby property is never truly the possession of the buyer? If that is tolerated, what prevents the wholesale confiscation of arms under the guise of public safety? If even that is ratified, what precedence is there to resist the imposing of a nation-wide health care on the people? The answer…. there is none. And thus the forbidden door has been opened and we become prey to the “boundless field of power” as eloquently decried by Thomas Jefferson in the below response to the proposed creation of a national bank (15 Feb. 1791Papers 19:275–80):

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“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that “all powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people” [10th Amendmt.]. To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.”

2017-02-22T16:44:04+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Politics, Quotes|