(Lansing, MI) – Today, was Constitution Day, and Michigan reaffirmed its commitment to the ideals of the enumerated powers, and limits on the Federtal Government. Senator Bruce Patterson’s resolutions affirming Michigan’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not enumerated and granted to the federal government were passed unanimously in Senate session today.
The United States Constitution was completed and signed at the Philadelphia Convention 222 years ago tonight on September 17, 1787. Senator Patterson’s Senate Resolution 17 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 are reminders that the founding fathers knew what was best when they established that our new country needed a commitment to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice for all.
States Rights folks.. Patterson says:
“My reasons for so strongly stating my belief in the Tenth Amendment through these resolutions is that our federal government is becoming oppressive in size and is intruding in our lives,” Senator Patterson emphasized.
It should be noted that similar resolutions have been introduced in 36 states. The recent power grab by our federal government demonstrates how it can run away if allowed. These States including our own are reaffirming their “contract” of over 2 centuries ago.
Last we checked.. we still have a constitution… right?