The Ninth Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals’ rights, even those not specifically listed in the constitution. The Tenth Amendment complements this by reserving to the states and the people any powers not specifically granted to the federal government.
Sadly, for too long, the federal government has ridden roughshod over both of these, regulating activities that are not within its authority and infringing on the rights of states and citizens. The President has empowered his “pen and phone,” subjecting the American people to the whims of the Executive Branch absent the checks and balances created to regulate it.
The federal government should not abuse its power through misusing the General Welfare Clause, the Commerce Clause, or the Necessary and Proper Clause.
I will oppose any and all legislation that unconstitutionally grows government and thereby threatens our liberty.