Our founding fathers did not want all the power to be given to a few, to rule over many, so they created four great powers, so that each could keep the other powers from having too much control. We haven't much left of the fourth power. Most were taught that there are three powers for the checks and balances of the U.S., the 3 branches of government. The fourth power remains with the states. Amendment X states: "The powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
At the Constitution's creation, states already had their own governments, currency, tariffs, and laws. The states were all founded differently. They were only 13 colonies before the Articles of Confederation was written, and they were all founded by unique groups, which had unique visions of how things should be and wanted to maintain their group culture, their own laws and government.
They knew that under one strong federal power, the people would lose too many rights. They'd have a government just like the one they'd just left.
After a lot of fighting, the reason they did come to an agreement was because the federal government would not be taking many rights. The majority of the power would remain, as stated in the Tenth Amendment, with the states. It is not so, now. The states have been losing many rights over the years, and now the federal government is trading us money, protection and federal programs, for states' rights!
Let's take our states' rights back. There are many ways in which "the feds" take our states' rights away. One is the Common Core Curriculum, which are national educational standards. The U.S. Dept. Education was founded in 1969. The federal government has the children's minds to mold.
Not your posterity? They are the future of this nation, and they will affect all of us!
Sign the petition at UtahnsAgainsttheCommonCore.org