Monday, January 14, 2013
The people retain ultimate sovereignty. They delegated powers to state governments, creating independent and sovereign states. Those states came together and delegated specific powers to the general government, retaining all the rest. The Tenth Amendment explicitly states the proper balance of powers.
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.
Photo: A very young Confederate officer armed with two pistols including an ultra-rare volcanic revolver. The soldier couldn't have been more than 18 years old.