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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

In Recognition of Constitution Day

September 17, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement in recognition of the 227th Constitution Day.

"Failure to understand the distinct and defined roles within our constitutional form of government has significant implications.  The federal government's siphoning of power away from American citizens and the states is a prime example.   The 10th Amendment and our Founding Fathers' concept of federalism clearly define that the majority of the power resides with the people and the states. However, activist courts and power-hungry bureaucrats have sought to undermine this tenet of the Constitution. Over the last fifty years, the federal government has successfully managed to gain influence over nearly every aspect of our daily lives. The solution to many of the problems that our nation currently faces, and the most effective way to ensure personal liberty, is to restore the balance of power as our Founding Fathers intended. Ensuring that the concept of federalism is applied to all decisions made by all three branches of the federal government is perhaps even the salvation of this country."