The Power to Protect Is the Power to Control

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Most people think the federal government should ‘guarantee’ their rights. In other words, they think the U.S. government should police state and local governments to ensure that they don’t violate their rights. Practically speaking, the federal government does this through the ‘incorporation doctrine.’ This Supreme Court-created legal principle applies the Bill of Rights to the states through the 14th Amendment. The incorporation doctrine provides a legal pathway for people to sue over rights violations in federal court. … But this was never intended by the founding generation.” [editor’s note: The 14th Amendment was ratified about 80 years after the “founding generation,” and the thing about amendments is that they, um, AMEND stuff – TLK] (01/11/22)