"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."
Date: Sunday October 10, 2010
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Michigan State Capitol
100 N. Capitol
Lansing, MI 48933
If you are a small business owner wondering how you can afford to comply with new 1099 reporting requirements, you need to attend this rally. If you are an individual who objects to the federal mandate that you must purchase health insurance, you should attend this rally. If you are outraged by the federal government's unilateral abrogation of contracts, you need to attend this rally. If you are nervous about what the explosion of federal spending means for national security and the future freedoms of your offspring, you need to attend this rally. If you think federal government bureaucrats are more likely to destroy the health care industry, the automobile industry, the energy industry and the financial industry than to help them, you should attend this rally. If you think we should be less concerned about the enforcement of federal law by the states than the security of our borders, you should be at the Capitol grounds on October 10th.
If you want federal officials to know you are fed up with their arrogance, you need to tell them. Publicly. Attend this rally and be counted.
Your presence will help reinforce the message, to politicians of all parties, that the federal government's intrusion into the lives of its employers has become excessive. This message has to be delivered continuously. They have very short memories. They are only just beginning to be frightened.
The date, of course, is just 3 weeks prior to what is probably the most consequential election of your lifetime. It will be topped only by 2012.
In the long term, even more important for your children and grandchildren is the idea that the 10th Amendment matters.