What America Wants

by Mike Maharrey

They deride us as “Tenthers.”

They paint us as radicals. Extremists. Racists.

But our message continues to go mainstream.

Viewers had the opportunity to submit video questions for the Fox News Republican presidential debate on Sept. 22. Brandy and Michael from Spencer, Ind. asked the question receiving the most votes, and it related to the Tenth Amendment.

“There’s growing concern among Americans about the size and scope of the federal government and it’s infringement upon state and individual rights. If you’re elected president, how do you plan to restore the 10th Amendment, hold the federal government only to those enumerated powers in the Constitution, and allow states to govern themselves.”

Stop and let it sink in. That was the question the majority of debate viewers wanted answered.

Badged federal agents grope us at the airport. Congress insists it has the power to demand Americans purchase health insurance on its terms. Our nation engages in seemingly endless warfare. Federal agents raid businesses; their heinous crime: selling unpasteurized whole milk. And the federal government pokes its nose into more and more of the nooks and crannies of everyday life. Americans want answers, and increasingly they realize the solutions won’t come from Washington D.C.

The problem IS Washington D.C…

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