Letters to the Editor

Rights of the people

If we get past the PC and the BS about transgender issues, we might then ask, what does the law say? What rights are not at the mercy of the federal government?

The answers are in the 9th and 10th amendments, which are part of the Bill of Rights. The 9th amendment states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The 10th amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

This clearly states that the powers of the federal government are restricted severely to those clearly delegated to them. It is the foundation of state’s rights and those of the people.

The current administration has made many unconstitutional regulations and we have sat quietly like their whipping boy. We must stop and rise up about this or the outcome will be tyranny, again.

Joseph Reichert, Belleville

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