I do not think that Barack Obama will nominate an originalist, someone that believes in the original meaning of the Constitution. The judiciary committee’s majority and minority should give a summary paper on what they think of each of of Obama’s candidate after an short investigation. If the nominee has no history, then say he/she has no history to decide if they are qualified. If the nominee has a history of judicial activism. Then say that disqualifies them. Our Supreme Court was supposed to decide if a law was Constitutional, not re interpret and modify the Constitution’s original meaning. There is nothing that says the Republican majority has to except any nominee who is not an originalist. All of the messes that we face today, are because we do not obey our Constitution. Our government was supposed to be a non interventionist government. Our government was supposed to be a small government that supported self governance for our people. Our government was supposed to support state’s rights. In fact the Senators were supposed to be chosen by the state government to insure they would always represent their State’s issues. Our government is not supposed to take on any powers other than what is enumerated in our Constitution. Those powers are……
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;–DOES ANYONE THINK OUR TAX LAW IS UNIFORM? IS OUR GOVERNMENT PAYING OUR DEBT?
To borrow on the credit of the United States;AT $19TRILLION DEBT, I WOULD SAY THEY HAVE ABUSED THEIR POWER, WOULDN’T YOU?
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; OUR GOVERNMENT HAS NOT PROTECTED THE RIGHT OF BUSINESSES TO DO BUSINESS ACROSS STATE LINES. THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS OUR INSURANCE IS SO HIGH. OUR OIL INDUSTRY HAS JUST RECEIVED PERMISSION TO EXPORT. OUR NATION HAS NOT DEVELOPED TAX AND REGULATION REFORMS TO INCREASE OUR EXPORTS FOR AMERICAN MADE GOODS AND SERVICES. KEEPING OUR INDIAN TRIBES ON THE PLANTATION HAS NOT HELPED THEM THRIVE AND OBTAIN THE AMERICAN DREAM.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
— Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution
Several amendments explicitly grant Congress additional powers. For example, the Sixteenth Amendment grants the power to “lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived.” This statement about the Sixteenth Amendment basically quotes the amendment but opens the door for an erroneous understanding of the purpose of the amendment. The Supreme Court specifically states that the Sixteenth Amendment provided Congress with no new taxing powers. “. . . The provisions of the Sixteenth Amendment conferred no new power of taxation but simply prohibited the previous complete and plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged . . .” Stanton v. Baltic Mining Co., 240 U.S. 103, 112-13 (1916), OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO. IT has supplanted the duties of the states and the local governments. The Federal Government bureaucracies cannot be controlled. As we are seeing no one can be fired for incompetence or criminal activity. Indeed we have seen the bureaucracies used as political ideological weapons against We The People. Almost every service the Federal Bureaucracies provide, the states and local governments can do better and…….We the People can control the misdeads of our State and local government bureaucracies and officials a whole lot more effectively than the Feds.