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Firefighters, Teachers and Police - Not a Federal Responsibility

wmou Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 8:24 AM
That which the central govt funds, the central govt will control. Unfortunately today, the majority of americans would prefer to be controlled over being Free.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 6:33 PM
it's called "bait";and once they set the hook,you're theirs.
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.