"The power of position does not exist to provide the office holder with profit, it exists to guarantee the freedom of the people." RJ Harris
Protect individual Liberty and state Sovereignty. Provide for the common Defense of the Republic. Conduct foreign policy. Regulate (make regular NOT infringe or prohibit) foreign and interstate commerce.
As can be seen in my articulation of many other issues, I believe that all power not specifically delegated to the Federal Government in the Constitution remains with the member states of the Republic. Moreover, I support the repeal the 17th Amendment which removed the election of Senators from our state legislatures. It was intended by our Founders that the House should represent the people and the Senate represent the states. Since the passage of the 17th Amendment, during the upswing of the progressive movement, state Sovereignty has been dealt many major blows. For example, EVERY state in the Republic was against Obama Care so there remains little doubt that had the State Legislatures been able to put pressure on their Senators, as was intended under the original Constitution, Obama Care would NEVER have passed the Senate.