And only those items specifically listed, all other spending is unlawful:
“It is the enumerated powers which list the objects on which Congress may appropriate funds:
•immigration office (Art. I, §8, cl.4)
•mint (Art. I, §8, cl. 5)
•Attorney General (Art. I, §8, cl. 6)
•post offices & post roads (Art. I, §8, cl. 7)
•patent & copyright office (Art. I, §8, cl. 8)
•federal courts (Art. I, §8, cl. 9)
•military (Art. I, §8, cls. 11-16)
•the civil list (Art. I, §6, cl.1)
•[and other objects listed in various other articles, sections, &clauses]
Do you get the idea? The Constitution itemizes what Congress is permitted to spend money on.”
By Publius Huldah
Our Constitution is a glorious document. This one page chart depicts the Structure of the federal government we created when we ratified our Constitution; and lists the “limited & enumerated powers” we delegated to the federal government over the Country at Large.
In a nutshell, our Constitution authorizes the federal government to handle the following objects for the Country at Large:
- Military defense, international commerce & relations;
- Control immigration & naturalization of new citizens;
- Domestically, to create a uniform commercial system: weights & measures, patents & copyrights, money based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery & some road building; and
- With some of the amendments, secure certain civil rights.
Basically, that’s it. As stated in the 10th Amendment, all others powers are reserved by the States or The People.
But for 100 years, almost everyone in our Country has ignored our Constitution. Thus…
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