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The 9th & 10th Amendments

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
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.
Do you see it? The distinction that was made... do you see it? Its right there--plain as day. I didn't see it, either, until someone pointed it out to me.
I'll tell you what the distinction is. The Ninth Amendment concerns flesh-and-blood people, while the Tenth Amendment deals with fictions we call States. What's the difference? People, you and me, have rights and powers. States, on the other hand, only have powers. The Ninth Amendment says, in essence, people retain all rights, while States or people, quoting from the Tenth Amendment, retain all powers. Only people possess both rights and powers. There is a difference.
Click here to listen to a more indepth discussion on this subject by Jerry Hughes from his weekly radio program, Conceived in Liberty.


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