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"The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to limit what the federal government could do. Any interpretation of a provision of the Bill of Rights as a grant of federal power is ipso facto wrong."
L. A. Powe, Jr. (more quotes by L. A. Powe, Jr. or books by/about L. A. Powe, Jr.)
Centennial Professor of Law at The University of Texas
Guns, Words, And Constitutional Interpretation, 38 William & Mary L. R. 1311, 1341-42 (1997).
Constitution, Government, Power