federal $ for Katrina/sandy is unconstitutional

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(Or: How Leftists use disaster to take over.)

During Katrina’s debacle, the Rooster wrote that the demand and clamor for Federal intervention and Federal tax dollars/aid was not authorized by the Constitution. Of course the Federal treasury could assist States, if the States wanted assistance, but that is a different matter. In the Katrina drama the Federal intervention was even more certain, because Louisiana had not asked for help. New Jersey and New York at least asked for help in the Sandy disaster, but still there is no provision directly giving the Federal Government power or a duty to assist States under such circumstances. There is absolutely no language which gives the Federal Government the right to side step the State and do it through HUD or any other clever ruse. The 60 plus billion just given to assist the citizens of New York and New Jersey was given with out the power to do so at a time when we do not have one dollar extra. The closest language to this power, that was not delegated, is found in Article 4, section 4. Article 4 titled “The States and the Federal Government.” It comes right after Article 3 establishing the “Judiciary” and before Article 5 which lays out how to amend the constitution. Near the end, get it. Pay attention to the fact that this section talks only about “ Domestic Violence” It is a real stretch to say domestic violence means natural disaster. Let’s also understand the drafters used “ domestic violence” in conjunction with “invasion”. It’s a people problem. It is not a Mother Nature problem.
ART: 4, Section 4:
shall guarantee to every State in this Union,
1- a republican form of government. (Note: it is not a democracy.)
2-and shall protect each of them against invasion, and
3-.shall protect each of them*, on application of the legislature, or of the executive[when the Legislature cannot be convened] against domestic violence.
* The slanted words are added for clarity.

There is no direct language which allows the Federal Government to take over disaster control or recovery. There is no language which grants such a duty. Remember the Constitution delegated power to the Federal Government and if it was not delegated it was reserved to the States.

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.”

Those who do not want Constitutional limitation have long advocated that , in Art. 1, section 8, gave congress this power.

ART. 1, Section 8. 1 (Taxation)
“The congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes,
duties imposts and excises to pay the debts and provide
for the common defense and general welfare of the
United States…”

These one world types have terrible logic. Actually it is done intentionally. Their position is false. If specific powers were being delegated, and they were, then “General Welfare” can not be interpreted as having no boundaries. If otherwise, why did the founders spend a bunch of time stating specific powers.? General Welfare related to common defense. Of course the founders did not mean to grant an open door with the term. Only the enemies of the Constitution say it has no limits. The commerce clause is even further removed from the argument, since a wind storm certainly is not commerce.
Further no where are the States prohibited from taking care of their own.
Do the Amendments provide the Feds such a power? The answer is no. No where is there any specific language granting such a power or created such a duty. Again those who do not want the restrictions of the Constitution, look to the 14th amendment for support. Remember the 13th (No Slavery) , 14th (Defining citizenship), and 15th (voting rights) were drafted to cure problems of the Civil War. In the 14th these same people say the following language allows the Federal Gov. to take over this State obligation.
Amendment 14. Section 1. Citizenship: “No state shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of
citizens of the Untied States, nor shall any State deprive any
person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection
of the laws.”
Of course the plain language does not. While the Rooster is on this point, notice how these same common sense deficient people forget “equal protection” when it comes to income taxes and a jillion other things, like legislators perks.
You need to know that using chaos as a way to gain control, has always been a major tool of socialist, communists and others who do not want any limits on their ability to tell you how high to jump. A disaster is a chaos tool to them and they use it to a fair thee well.
Just try to argue today that the Federal Government must not take over Katrina or a Sandy aid, and you will be laughed at. In fact these idiots will become hysterical at your perceived stupidity. Why? The answer is because our Constitution now has a strong resemblance to the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is just so much dry papyrus and otherwise meaningless. No one, but we the historians, even read it. Hope this helps you understand.

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November 8, 2012