2011 Mike ChurchHey folks its Mike Church with todays Church Doctrine.
The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads 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. Those who fashion themselves as conservatives these days fancy themselves defenders and promoters of this most high of all Constitutional goods. We hear it from Congress, Governors, state legislators and Tea Party Leaders to name a few. I wonder how many of these conservatives really mean what they say about the 10th amendment though.It is popular for these same conservatives to drone on endlessly about the need for America to protect her strongest ally in the region: this of course is not a United State but is Israel, yet the people of Israel dont seem to fancy our intervention in their affairs as much as we do. So, lets imagine for a moment that Israel could invoke the Tenth Amendment to end our meddling in their affairs. The amendment would read The powers not delegated to the United States by the Israeli Constitution nor prohibited by it to the State of Israel, are reserved to the State of Israel respectively or to the people. Thus, if Israelis wanted us to butt out, what recourse would the Federal Government have? What would todays conservatives say about that?We can use this same exercise on anywhere our empire has inserted our military or diplomats to help run a foreign, sovereign states affairs, say Pakistan or Afghanistan or Iraq. What about Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany and Great Britain? Conservatives dont seem to have much of a problem with ordering the affairs of the rest of the planet which contradicts sound advice given us by the Founders and followed until the mid-nineteenth century. Washington exhorted Why entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of [foreign]
“Hey Conservatives! Let Isreal Use The 10th Amendment Too!”
ambition and that It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. This leads me to ask these self-proclaimed conservatives a question: exactly what use of the tenth amendment and the advice of our founders are you trying to conserve?