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EPA violated 10th Amendment and state rights – Virginia coalition files federal suit over unconstitutional rain water collection mandate

August 6, 2012
J. D. Heyes, Natural News
8/6/2012

The Tenth Amendment has been described by some constitutional scholars and experts as the Bill of Rights’ catch-all amendment, in that it was written into the nation’s founding document as a way to remind future federal lawmakers and officials that unless the Constitution explicitly allows it or bans it, states – as sovereign entities – are free to do as they please.

It was Thomas Jefferson who said, in 1798, “Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government . . . whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”

In other words, the federal government’s powers are few and defined; state, by comparison, was supposed to be numerous and plentiful.

But that was then. It certainly isn’t that way these days, as states have increasingly fallen under the control over a growing federal Leviathan and its multitude of bloated bureaucracies.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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