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.