According to a press release from District 1 Representative Rob Bishop, R-UT, he and nine other members of Congress are forming what will be known as the 10th Amendment Task Force. Spurned on by the passage of the health care reform bill, Bishop says the task force will be used to provide states and the people a greater voice in Washington, D.C. on government healthcare and other issues. “Passage of this freedom-robbing legislation is further evidence that we must reinforce the principles provided in the 10th Amendment,” Congressman Bishop says. “Our Founding Fathers foresaw this exact type of abuse of power, which is why they added such safeguards as the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Unfortunately, over the years power-hungry federal bureaucrats and lawmakers have chipped away at the Constitution and state sovereignty, allowing rampant federal government intrusion into the lives of all Americans, as seen in the new government control of our personal healthcare. The enactment of this legislation may be a victory for Democrats, but it is a defeat for the liberty of all Americans.” Bishop says the the 10th Amendment Task Force has three main goals: to restore federalism as a core governing principle; empower states to resume the power and authority afforded them in the protection of people’s God-given right to life, liberty, and property; and, to inform the public about federalist principles and to provide members of Congress with model legislation and action items.
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