Posts tagged "Tenth Amendment"

Liberals' sudden love affair with states' rights

States’ rights used to be a dirty word for liberals/progressives. The words conjured up images of slavery, Jim Crow and wacko, out-of-control hard right-wing dominance of state and local governments. Never mind that the Tenth Amendment (aka “the states’ rights amendment) was a broad grant of power to the states. Now the left, especially the... Read more »

Why doesn't Obama sue DuPage County for enforcing immigration laws?

If it is unconstitutional and odious for state and local cops to enforce federal immigration laws, then why hasn’t the Obama administration sued dozens of Chicago collar counties and towns to stop them from doing it? Suburban counties and some major suburbs here check the immigration status of anyone who has been booked, even for... Read more »

Mark Kirk, Come Out of Your Neutral Corner

Democrats apparently figure that they have Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk cornered. “Do you,” they demand to know, “favor the repeal of our wonderful comprehensive health reform or do you not?” They have a point. Thanks to Kirk’ lack of clarity, Republicans also have been asking the same question. Kirk, the moderate North Shore congressman,... Read more »
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Nullification Now an Issue with Obamacare

At least 13 states are filing lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the federal heath care act, but not Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.  “We are not commencing litigation to challenge federal health care reform,” Madigan’s office responded to my e-mail query. No surprise there. If Madigan joined the others, it would be the first blue... Read more »
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