Principle: PRO-States Rights

Stop Abortion NowStates are beginning to show their true colors when it comes to abortion, as Delaware becomes the first state in the country to make unrestricted abortion legal, in preparation of Roe v Wade being overturned under President Trump. The good people of Delaware now need to choose whether to fight their abortion supportive legislature, or to pack up and move, call another state that truly values ALL life, including that of the unborn, home. This is exactly why we, The Proservative® Group, fully supports a Constitutional amendment declaring life to begin at conception, and thus, protect the life of the unborn at the Federal level, protected as ALL life is, under our U.S. Constitution.

US News – Delaware’s governor has signed into law a bill ensuring abortion remains legal in the state, the first such move in the United States since President Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to overturn a landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationally.

A spokesman for Democratic Governor John Carney Jr. said on Friday he supported the rights and protections afforded under Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court decision protecting a woman’s right to abortion.

“For that reason, he signed the bill into law,” said the spokesman, Jonathan Starkey, noting that the law takes effect immediately.

Abortion opponents had lobbied against the legislation.

“This abortion law is a tragedy for Delaware,” Delaware Right to Life spokeswoman Moira Sheridan said in an email message. “(Carney) ignored the voices of Delawareans who rallied in opposition to this legislation, which now makes us the First State for Unrestricted Abortion.”

Read more at: Delaware Is First U.S. State to Enact Abortion Rights Law Under Trump – US News.

States Rights lead to more invidiual liberty and less federal government. Each state in our great nation is itself an experiment on how best to govern a state. By restricting a states’ rights to govern itself, the federal government is, in fact, restricting the growth of America, hindering the very competitive and entreprenuerial spirit that drives the heart of our great nation. The time has come to have a serious discussion on repealing the 17th Amendment.

NYTimes.com – ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tea Party members want to promote states’ rights because, they believe, it will lead to less government and more individual liberty. They have even proposed repealing the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment, adopted in 1913, provides for direct election of United States senators by popular vote. Previously, the senators were chosen by state legislatures.Letting the 50 states decide how to choose their senators whether by appointment, or indirect or direct election would be wise — but not necessarily for the reasons the Tea Party gives.Tea Partiers assume that senators chosen by the states would automatically thwart federal power. But it’s possible that these senators would be just as friendly to taxation and regulation as the current ones.While states’ rights have like the Tea Party been historically associated with preservation of a conservative social order, that association might be changing. That is, states might in some areas better protect civil rights and liberties than the national government.

Read more at: Give States More Power, With Caution – NYTimes.com.

As our federal government usurps more and more power from the states, it is important for us to learn from our founding fathers their original intent. Celebrate Constitution Day by educating yourself and those close to you about the importance of states’ rights.

The Cleremont Sun – It is not as widely known as other holidays, so many Americans probably are not even aware that September 17th is “Constitution Day.” So I think it is as good a time as any to give our premier founding document some thought, and although the day is intended to shine light on our federal Constitution, it should be encouraged that we think about the importance of the 50 state constitutions as well.

As the federal government continues to usurp more and more power from the states, it seems that James Madison’s words in Federalist Paper No. 45 are becoming increasingly meaningless:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

Not only were the powers granted to the federal government small in number, but the Founders were also very clear about what those powers were: Military acts, foreign commerce, international negotiations, along with some others. Basically, federal powers were granted mostly for external affairs, such as war, that are best executed when states come together and pool their resources toward a larger effort like funding a national military that would defend all of the states.

Read more at: The Clermont Sun » JOHN BECKERFounding Fathers knew the importance of states’ rights.