[S]he noted that the word "education" is nowhere in the Constitution and that she has proposed eliminating the federal Department of Education. I wholly support that proposal, not just because the Dept. of Education is unconstitutional, but also because it is arguably one of the least effective parts of government on a per-dollar basis.
This is wonderful. I really appreciate Ross bringing us this interview as it sheds a lot of light on the logic upon which we may now assume will guide Ms. Norton should she be elected.
Here are some issues that I would appreciate Ms. Norton to expound upon, given her now stated belief that when an issue or subject is not explicitly mentioned in the United States Constitution that the Federal government has no legitimate jurisdiction.
Does Ms. Norton oppose a Federally recognized right to privacy for American citizens?
The word "God" appears nowhere in the Constitution. May we presume that Ms. Norton opposes any role for God, Christianity, or The Ten Commandments in the Federal Government? Specifically, does she support removing "In God We Trust" from our currency? Does Ms. Norton oppose the tradition of Congressional Invocations?
Justice Scalia the majority opinion noted in Bush v. Gore, there is no explicit right to vote in the Constitution. What is Ms. Norton's position on the right of citizens to vote for candidates for Federal office?
Immigration is not mentioned in the Constitution. Does Ms. Norton believe that the Federal government has no proper role in immigration policy?
The concept of judicial review is not found within the Constitution. Does Ms. Norton oppose the concept of Judicial Review? If she does, what does she believe is the correct role for Federal Courts, including The Supreme Court? What specific rulings by The Supreme Court should be discarded?
Marriage is not discussed in the Constitution, should the Defense of Marriage Act be repealed and The Supreme Court be barred from ruling on issues of marriage?
Paper money is not referenced in the Constitution, only coins. Should the Treasury be prohibited from issuing paper money?
Transportation and travel are not discussed. Should we eliminate the Department of Transportation? Federal highway funds? May states bar their citizens from interstate travel? May Congress?
Does Ms. Norton oppose the existence of the United States Air Force? How about the United States Marine Corps? Neither are mentioned in the Constitution.
Ms. Norton is running for the United States Senate from the great state of Colorado. The territory that we now refer to as Colorado was largely acquired from the French via the Louisiana Purchase by President Jefferson in 1803. The Constitution does not grant the President the right to purchase lands or otherwise expand the territories of the United States. Does Ms. Norton believe that the Louisiana Purchase was un-Constitutional? Should the territory now consisting of everything east of the continental divide be returned to France? Will Ms. Norton accept the votes of those Coloradans who live east of the Colorado divide or does she hold the text of the Constitution supreme?
I anxiously await Ms. Norton's responses to these pressing issues. If she truly believes that the powers of The Federal government are bound by the explicit terms and conditions of the United States Constitution then the answers to these questions should come rather easily to her.