Article by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News reporter
Excerpt from the Article:
Dunn introduced his bill at the end of last month and it was sent to the House Oversight and Government Reform and the House Rules Committees. Towards the end of the last week, Dunn showcased his legislation which creates a Constitutional Government Review Commission “to review federal laws, agencies and programs to determine what functions should be returned to the states, per the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
As he highlighted his proposal last week, Dunn noted the Tenth Amendment holds “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” and quoted the Founding Fathers as he made his case.
“The Constitution guarantees our liberty, and its defense requires constant vigilance,” Dunn said. “In Federalist 45, Madison wrote that the federal government’s powers are ‘few and defined’ but the states’ are ‘numerous and indefinite.’ That principle was enshrined in the 10th Amendment. Yet over the generations, Congresses and administrations have crossed that line so often that it has almost worn away. I came to Congress to make that line bright again.”