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Firefighters, Teachers and Police - Not a Federal Responsibility

faultroy Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 4:42 PM
Agreed, but let's not let a Townhall rabble rouser pretend this activity was supported and embraced by just the Left. Repubs were just as knee deep in the muck as Dems were. Let's keep it honest.
FairnessMan Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 6:12 PM
Yes, both Democommies and Republicommies sell the taxpayers down the river to the their the public "workers" and their Commie thug union bosses.
The left wants us to believe that paying for teachers, firefighters and police is a federal responsibility. Not so. Such services have traditionally been the responsibility of state and local governments.

In Federalist 45, James Madison wrote that the powers of the federal government are “few and defined.” Madison argued that state power extends to issues that “concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government given the explicit power to supplant the traditional police powers of the states.