"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."
Hoekstra Statement on Constitution Day
Washington, September 17, 2010 -
U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, issued the following statement to mark the occasion of Constitution Day, Sept. 17.
"The federal government has expanded its reach and power far more than the Founding Fathers ever intended. Constitution Day – the anniversary of the day that the Constitution was signed in 1787 – is an occasion to remember that the Founders envisioned a limited central government with the powers not outlined in that document delegated to the states.
"It is disappointing to see how far America has strayed from that original vision. It is imperative that the administration and Congress return to the ideals and principles that our great nation was based upon."