Friday, December 10, 2004

Bushocrats Spurn the Constitution and Seek to Uphold Pro-Abortion Law

Hey, I know that title is a bold charge. First, some background and then I’ll demonstrate that I’m not exaggerating in the least.

Here is what the 10th Amendment (the last item of The Bill of Rights) says, “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.” In modern English, that simply means if the Constitution doesn’t spell out a specific power for the federal government, they don’t have it. It belongs to the states, or the people. This concept is known as “enumerated powers” and applied as “federalism.”

Only a handful of crimes were spelled out in the Constitution – treason, piracy, and counterfeiting are the only specifically spelled-out (enumerated) federal crimes (though some will argue there might be two or three others). Crimes against person or property were considered matters for state governments to define. None of our Founding Fathers thought we’d be so stupid that our states would need help in these areas.

Grandstanding federal government politicians love to criminalize behavior and expand their power. The FACE Act is one example.

FACE stands for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances. It’s a law that allegedly protects abortion mills from violence. Violence in this instance is liberally defined to include protesting.

In late November, a Bush administration Assistant U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler, argued before a panel of appeals court judges that "federal authorities have the right to protect local abortion clinics" from violence, because local assaults can affect clinics nationwide. Keisler is trying to overturn a lower federal court ruling in Houston that deemed the FACE Act unconstitutional.

So here, we have something positive that can be done for the pro-life cause – letting an unconstitutional law die on the vine – and the Bush administration is trying to preserve it. Indeed, GWB spurns the Constitution and once again demonstrates, HE’S NOT PRO-LIFE.
(Source: http://www.covenantnews.com/abortion/archives/008263.html)

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