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Letter: Shredded Constitution

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It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. What those justices did was not within the powers delegated to the court. They are to interpret the law as it is written, not give an opinion on the intent of the writers of the law.

Where in the Constitution does it give the federal government the right and power to take over a sixth of the nation’s economy and meddle in people’s health care? For that matter, where in the Constitution can the power be found for federal government to regulate marriage? These things are state issues and should be interpreted in light of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.

What we have now is out-of-control judicial and executive branches; we might as well include the legislative branch because they’re allowing, or even promoting, unconstitutional behavior. As Thomas Jefferson said: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” The Constitution is being shredded!

Richard Nielsen

South Jordan