Truer words or more faithful ideas could not have been attributed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis or his Vice President Alexander Hamilton Stevens. After all, it was the Tenth Amendment and states' rights that protected the institution of slavery. The words 'slave' or 'slavery' did not appear in the Constitution. The institution of slavery, the Tenth Amendment and states' rights are joined at the hip.Now, here's the actual text of the 10th Amendment:
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.This amendment was added to ensure the federal government did not have unlimited power and that it took authority over only those things which had been specifically granted in the Constitution. Unfortunately, this amendment has probably taken the worst beating of anything in the Constitution because of courts and legislatures that kept granting the federal government powers it shouldn't have had.
Trying to twist and bend this amendment into support for slavery is nothing short of emotional immaturity on the part of Rep. Jackson and unworthy of a public figure.
But entirely in keeping with being a member of the Jackson family.
UPDATE from Don Surber:
From Roll Call: “Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson said Friday she’s looking at challenging fellow Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in the recently redrawn 2nd district.”
Pop some popcorn. It’s personal.