What Powers do the People Have?

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    Under the tenth amendment what powers that are not delegated to the federal government are reserved for the people. Now if people don't have any rights, as some believe, then how can there be any powers reserved for the people under the tenth amendment?

    Its impossible for them to have zero powers because the tenth amendment makes it clear that there are powers reserved for the people. What those powers are are subject to debate but I think the tenth amendment makes it clear that people have all powers minus those delegated to the federal government and things prohibited to them. Thats a very narrow list of prohibitions against any one person so in actually the people have 99.99999999% of all conceivable powers while the federal government is limited to things delegated to it in the constitution.
     
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    Sorry...You have no power
     
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    I really hope you were not serious with this answer because everyone has the power in their own lives. What degree of power over our own lives we have my depend on our situation but to assume we have "no power" is just plain wrong. The tenth amendment clearly makes it clear that people have "powers" since it says mentions powers reserved for the people. What powers that the people retain are subtraction of what powers the federal government already has. This is why the tenth amendment is a wonderful tool for protecting us from the abuses of the federal government such as restricting speech, drug use, abortion, and etc because any law passed must be within the confines of powers granted to the federal government. Everything else is reserved for the states and the people.
     

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