Letters to the Editor

Right about rights

While I totally agree with John Schrand about state’s rights, I think it is even worse. There are many federal laws and regulations which have gone unchallenged too long. They most certainly infringe upon the rights which belong to the states through the U.S. Constitution. Virtually all of our founding fathers feared a federal government that would become too large and too powerful. That should be clear from the Second Amendment.

The U.S. Constitution states in the 10th Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the states, are reserved to the states respectively (individually) or to the people.”

This restriction has grown to be more ignored since the Civil War. That practice has been attacking our citizens right up to now. It shows up in nationally defined laws as to what plants we can grow or use, all the way to national laws about abortion and marriages. These things are not up to a federal government. We have to vote for those who stand for state’s rights, not big government. Think of the difference it would make to the people of the states where our citizens live.

I also agree with Richard Shelton except the cause of people losing homes to the big banks in New York and London, not due to taxes. They conspired to rig the mortgages with the interest setting LIBOR banks in England. Use state banks and credit unions only.

Joseph M. Reichert

Belleville

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