The Freedom Of The American People Essay

1198 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
The Tenth Amendment 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”.* It seems, sometimes, that the Supreme Court is involved in issues where they have no business being, and similarly with the federal government. While their intervention is supposed to be in the name of the freedom of the American people, it acts as an infringement upon that freedom. As it is seen in US Term Limits v Thornton and Arizona State Legislature v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, when the people consciously consent to laws that have been passed and the way in which they are carried out, it is unnecessary for the Court or the federal government to intervene. Sometimes, the people know what they are talking about. Sometimes, the people know what they are doing and what their state legislatures are doing. In the cases of US Term Limits v Thornton and Arizona State Legislature v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Court was used unnecessarily, and, instead, the cases could have been resolved in-state. In Arizona powers delegated to the states, like writing their own constitutions, was overridden by the supremacy of the Constitution. In cases such as these, the Constitution should not have been involved, should not have been the supreme overlord of a state and its people and its people’s rights. In Term Limits, the people of Arkansas had voted to remove…

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