Supporters of the 10th amendment are pushing a petition to reassert state sovereignty because the balance of power has tilted too far and for too long power in the direction of the federal government and that it’s time to restore that lost balance. A petition drive is under way to reassert states sovereignty rights and limit federal government encroachment into a state’s affairs. Learn more about the State Sovereignty movement.
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.
James Madison in The Federalist wrote:
“”The powers delegated to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.”