Back To Basics: Restore The Constitution, Save The Republic

Written by Allan Erickson on May 10, 2022

Enumerated Powers of the Federal Government: U.S. Constitution

The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.

The X Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States (feds) by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

DO YOU SEE ANYTHING listed above that empowers the federal creation of a Department of Education, an Environmental Protection Agency, a Department of Health & Human Services, a Dept. of Agriculture, a Dept. of Labor, a Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, a Dept. of Transportation, a Dept. of Energy, a Dept. of Homeland Security, a Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Bureau of Land Management, Social Security, Medicare or the Dept. of the Interior? This does not include various commissions, corporations, and bureaus not enumerated in the original Constitution. For example, consider PBS, AMTRAK, the FDIC, NASA, and the EEOC.

With the establishment of Federal agencies and their ability to decree regulations without Congressional oversight, liberty diminishes, costs increase and efficiency decreases.

THERE ARE 2,000,000 federal employees.

President Joe Biden released a $6.011 trillion federal budget proposal in May 2021 for fiscal year 2022. The U.S. government estimates it will receive $4.174 trillion in revenue through Sept. 30, 2022, creating a $1.837 trillion deficit for Oct. 1, 2022.

We are $30.5 trillion in debt. Each citizen owes about $91,000. Soon, we will not be able to pay the interest on this debt.

The politicians who created this catastrophe will never agree to term limits on elected officials.

The politicians who ran up this insurmountable debt will never cut spending or pass a balanced budget amendment. The debt ceiling is a joke. A global financial Armageddon looms.

The politicians who created this money-eating monster called the federal bureaucracy will never abolish departments, agencies, and bureaus that are unconstitutional.

Therefore THE CITIZENS of THE UNITED STATES must have a CONVENTION OF STATES to amend the Constitution to save the Republic!

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.