States Rights and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

Ratification of the original U. S. Constitution was difficult. When Britain ceded to the U. S. according to the dictates of the Declaration of Independence, the British Government recognized each of the 13 colonies as FREE and INDEPENDENT States, not as the "united" states.
When ratifying the U. S. Constitution, there was great concern over how the states would protect their citizens from and all-powerful central government that could usurp unto itself enough of the reserved powers to make the central government the sole judge of its own limits or lack thereof.
The state delegates must have been psychic: they looked into the future and saw the U.S. as it is today.
HOWEVER, we can look to state ratification documents to discover what we've lost: State Sovereignty. Lincoln created a monolithic central government through the slaughter of 600,000 American men, WOMEN and CHILDREN. He had a plan for redistribution of wealth: conquer the south by force and steal everything they could.
Oh, you thought Lincoln was trying to free the slaves? No. Lincoln's cover-story, hidden by lies and misdirection. He was a virulent racist.
Or didn't you know that the reason slaves numbers were lowering in the north was because it became profitable to sell them to the south before their "expiration date?" Look it up. Who imported slaves to in the beginning? No, NOT the southern states. The North. Curious fact: Massachusett's was the first state to institute slavery by law and is the only state that does NOT have a law against slavery today. Hmmm??
We the Delegates of the people of Virginia, duly elected in pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly, and now met in Convention, having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention, and being prepared as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us, to decide thereon, DO in the name and in behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression, and that every power not granted thereby remains with them and at their will: that therefore no right of any denomination, can be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified, by the Congress, by the Senate or House of Representatives acting in any capacity, by the President or any department or officer of the United States, except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution for those purposes: and that among other essential rights, the liberty of conscience and of the press cannot be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified by any authority of the United States.

1st. That each state in the union shall respectively retain every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States, or to the departments of the Federal Government.


Each state retained the rights as stated above. They STILL have those rights. And it's time those rights were exercised.


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