California State Rights and the 10th Amendment
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.
The Tenth Amendment was adopted after the Constitutional ratification process to emphasize the fact that the states remained individual and unique sovereignties; that they were empowered in areas that the Constitution did not delegate to the federal government. With this in mind, any federal attempt to legislate beyond the Constitutional limits of Congress’ authority is a usurpation of state sovereignty – and unconstitutional.
The California State legislature passed a resolution in 1994 declaring the state’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution and demanded that the federal government cease and desist mandates that are
beyond the scope of constitutionally delegated powers.
As your California State Representative I will fight to keep the rights of our state granted to us under the constitution.
Paid for by Evans for California Assembly 2009 – all images copyright Kathleen Suzy Evans 2009