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Samuel Adams

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1722 - 1803

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

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Hot Issues From Linn County Iowa
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Letter to

 Team 10' project is a campaign to solicit ideas from the public on the Tenth Amendment and how it can be used to restrict Federal regulations.

Here is a proposed letter to Congress,

Read it and if you find yourself in accord send it to your Senators and Representative in the House.

Dear Members of the House and Senate:

 

We are writing you as activists in the tea party and 912 movements, and as believers in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which 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 recent debt ceiling agreement set up an inadequate, centralized system of trying to find $1.5 trillion in savings over the next 10 years by empowering just 12 out of 535 members.

 

We believe every member of the Congress has an obligation to participate in cutting 3.25% from the budget, which is a little over three cents out of every dollar.

 

Therefore we ask that in early September, every committee and subcommittee should hold hearings on enforcing the 10th Amendment.

 

We are convinced that if you will take seriously the complaints from state and local officials about unnecessary red tape, unnecessary federally imposed expenses and federally mandated waste, you will find a lot of the savings you need.

 

We would also urge you to insist that the “Super Committee” of 12 include a significant amount of 10th Amendment enforcement in its deliberations.

 

After all, if the federal government did not require so much reporting by businesses, doctors, hospitals and state and local government, billions could be saved in unnecessary compliance costs.

 

If the federal government allowed businesses, hospitals, doctors and state and local governments to exercise common sense, a lot of federal aid could be eliminated and the money saved.

 

If you begin the fall session in September with a series of hearings in which the appropriate subcommittees and committees hear from the American people on these topics, you will have a huge menu of savings on your plate by mid October.


Ultimately, our goal is not a less expensive centralized bureaucracy in Washington, but government that is efficient, limited and Constitutional. The best way to do that is to enforce the 10th Amendment and return power to the states respectively, or the people.


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