Friday, May 6, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound downtown Floresville. Small, friendly, young dog, Sheltie/terrier mix (maybe?) 830.393.8303 or 210.274.6884

VideoReward! Trooper, gray and white male cat is missing from C.R. 429, Stockdale, he might have been accidentally transported off, missing since 11/13/2015. Call 512-629-2005.
Terrier mix, female, "Marma," missing near F.M. 427/C.R. 537, 30 lbs., orange/red medium length fur, can be extremely shy. Call or text if seen, 210-440-3889.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

S S Water Supply Corp., Customer Service/Billing Clerk, full-time position, great benefits, starting at $8/hour (DOE). Apply at 10393 U.S. Hwy. 87, La Vernia. Open until filled.
Walk-in bathtub sales person wanted. $100,000+ $4,000/mo. guaranteed. Sales experience required. Call Jerry Stewart at 913-276-2143, Ewing Enterprises, LLC.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
RE/MAX homeTNMCRichardson Chevrolet home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Editorial: Do you know the Ninth Amendment?




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Loyce McCarter
June 26, 2013 | 1,236 views | 4 comments

I have a T-shirt that I wear occasionally that says, “I am the 9th amendment.” It is very interesting the looks that I get. Some people look at it with a look of disgust and most look at it wondering what it means.

Recently, someone came to me and said, “I have never heard about the Ninth Amendment, what is it?”

I then explained why this amendment is in the U.S. Constitution and was met with the words, “That is the most important amendment, why don’t we know about it?”

Let’s look at the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When our Founding Fathers came before the people with the U.S. Constitution, it was meant to define and limit the federal government. These men had lived under suppressive governments and their desire was to limit the federal government by listing the few powers of the feds.

They set up the three branches of government, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch and laid out the powers of each group. They wanted the federal government to be very limited in their powers and the people, the citizens of the United States, to hold the powers.

As the U.S. Constitution was brought forward there were people that wanted to know the rights of the people and there were people that didn’t want the rights outlined. After much discussion, four years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified, the Bill of Rights was brought forward. There was much discussion and the Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution.

We all know of the First Amendment, the rights to free speech, freedom to assemble, the rights of a free press, the rights to worship, and the rights to redress the government.

We are aware of the Second Amendment, our freedom to bear arms. We also hear frequently of the Fourth Amendment and our rights to be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and not have to worry about unreasonable searches and seizures. We know of the Fifth Amendment and our right to not suffer double jeopardy. We know of our rights to a speedy trial in the Sixth Amendment and excessive bail cannot be set according to the Eighth.

But we do not hear of the Ninth Amendment which says, “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Because many people at that time were concerned that if a right was not listed, the right would be gone so this is to satisfy that concern and explain that if a right is not listed, that right still exists.

Let’s always be thankful to our Founding Fathers and their direction upon this country and remember their thoughts and concerns: a very limited federal government and a strong and free people!

Loyce McCarter is a resident of Wilson County and works actively for conservative causes.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 27, 2013 12:57pm
 
Facts I hope you are being facetious. Otherwise I would have to conclude that your stupidity knows no bounds. The rights of the baby are the argument. And it certainly is in the Constitution.

 
Facts only please  
TX  
June 26, 2013 10:42pm
 
Senior. That is a different agrument. That is not in the constition

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 26, 2013 2:35pm
 
Uh-h-h-h, ... What about BABIES' rights??? We are forgetting something in this debate, are we not?

 
Facts only please  
TX  
June 26, 2013 2:12pm
 
In Roe versus Wade the District Court stated "..the Ninth Amendment's reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy." Loyce, I am ... More ›

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AACOG plans public meeting (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Accident injures two drivers (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AgriLife offers tips to protect from Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Behind the lens: Solitary stillness (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Celebration Mass June 12 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cemetery association meeting (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Condos are fine, but do your research (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crime Stoppers aids police anonymously (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. DA, DPS bust nets 86 charges (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Debate over citizens comments dominates Floresville council (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dwellings At Home offers lodge, ranch furnishings, more (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Overbearing city council threatens boards’ independence (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Taking personal responsibility will bring possibilities (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Trump is the same old song with one more verse (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FEDC tables recommendation of master parks plan (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS tornado repair continues as FEMA help stalls (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville Chamber Luncheon May 18 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hall of Fame inductees: Joe Kotwig, Malcolm and Beverly Talley (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Alamo Colleges: A bust for Floresville (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Local nursing homes plan Senior Olympics May 9-13 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Look twice for motorcycle riders (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Lyssy’s vault earns gold, sets records! (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Medicaid, CHIP application assistance (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Wilson County Commissioners Court (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. National Day of Prayer May 5 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ramirez promoted to colonel (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reserve a seat for SA Tea Party (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanneberger tops in sales (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Treviño prepares to take reins of East Central athletics (May 4, 2016)