Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rule of Law, or, Rule of Man – An Analysis of the Kim Davis Fiasco

Via Gary

 Davis Bunning

The Supreme Court and States’ Tenth Amendment Rights

The Constitution created a Union. That Union was of the several States, and the Constitution was written to join those States into a confederation, with a federal government that dealt only within the powers and authorities defined in the document.

The autonomy of states was assured within the Constitution, though doubts arose as to whether the federal government might attempt to secure more power than was intended and granted to it.

The most significant clarification of that intent was laid out in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. A preamble sets forth the purpose of a document, and that which was ascribed to the first ten Amendments reads, as follows:

The Preamble To The Bill Of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.


  1. Excellent analysis - so how long do State Legislatures have to pass a law to meet the SCOTUS decision to redefine marriage ? When will they be held in contempt for not moving quickly enough...or in a matter not to the liking of the LGBT? crowd? And what of all those others who want their "right to marry" such as the bigamists, polygamists, doggie lovers, etc.? My, my, what a mess...but that's what it's all about always these days: CHAOS!

    1. Everyone is still wating for your rope delivery......:)

    2. I can find none, and I doubt that this matter was every addressed in their constitution or their statues.
      Quite simply, however, they abrogated their responsibility, both i Congress and the Kentucky General Assembly, by not enacting a law to keep up with the judicial tyranny that expands the authority of the federal government into every aspect of our lives.