A Limited Government = Liberty

crying-eagleThe Limited Powers of Congress
(Enumerated Powers) From Article I, Section 8, U.S. Constitution

  1. Levy taxes, borrow money and make laws for purposes specified below

For The General Welfare:

  1. International and interstate commerce (trade)
  2. Naturalization Laws
  3. Bankruptcy Laws
  4. Coin Money, establish value
  5. Weights and Measures
  6. Punish counterfeiting
  7. Postal Service
  8. Issue patents and copyrights
  9. Establish Federal Courts
  10. Govern District of Columbia
  11. Purchase real estate for necessary buildings

For the Common Defense:

  1. Define and punish Maritime and international Crimes
  2. Declare War
  3. Make rules for, and fund Military Services

Amendment 10, U.S. Constitution

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.

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