Bill of Rights: Limiting Federal Power

Posted: April 13, 2013 in Bill Of Rights Limiting Federal Power, Category - Constitutional Issues

Our Bill of Rights: Limiting Federal Power

Posted 04/02/2013 | Opinion, We The People

BillOfRightsBy Brian Vanyo – Human Events –

In 1787, the framers of the Constitution asked the American people to adopt a new political charter for the nation, and in the ensuing debates over the Constitution’s ratification, a common concern emerged among many: the federal government would become too powerful.

Skeptics of the new Constitution believed that a stronger national government might threaten state sovereignty and individual rights. Vocal opponents questioned whether the Constitution would restrain federal power in any way—one anonymous writer in the Maryland Gazette asked in 1788, “What limits are there to [federal] authority? I fear none at all.”

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