Regarding the US Constitution, this better mean the way that the Founding States had intended for the Constitution to be understood, particularly Congresss Article I, Section 8-limited powers and associated limited power to appropriate taxes.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
Why are we being led to believe most know anything about our Constitution at this time? How many newly graduated students have been quizzed on what was learned in their recent civics class? CIVICS CLASS — most will say there is no such animal. A Nation survives only if the citizens are well informed on facts of history....thus OUR CONSTITUTION. Learn it. Live it. Love it.
You think kids will learn this when 95% of our congress don't know it.