You’ve read here extensively in the past about the importance of the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, reserving any undelegated powers for the states. At the Ron Paul Institute, former congressman and presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, explains how the Roe v. Wade decision was “an illegitimate usurpation of state authority.” He writes (abridged):
The Supreme Court undid one of its worst mistakes last week when it overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion. The Constitution reserves to the states the authority to write and enforce laws regarding murder. Since the question of whether or not to legalize abortion revolves around whether abortion is murder, it is not a federal issue. Roe was thus an illegitimate usurpation of state authority.
The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision last week will not stop the federal government from using the tax dollars of those who believe abortion is murder to fund abortion and family planning both in the United States and abroad. Those opposed to abortion, and in favor of constitutional government, must continue their efforts to end all federal funding of abortion.
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Restoration of the Tenth Amendment is critical in bringing back the federalism envisioned by America’s founders. Today, the spirit of that federalism is best displayed by the Swiss in what I refer to as the Swiss Way.
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