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  •  Bigger civics fail (1+ / 0-)
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    FeltzNook

    Federalist 39 was published January 1788.  The tenth amendment was not passed until August 1789, before which, even if it had been written, it could not have been referred to as the Tenth Amendment.

    Real citation for the quote?

    I want to limit the power of government. Specifically, I want to limit the power of government to create artificial superpeople and give them the same rights as human beings.

    by happymisanthropy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:14:28 PM PST

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    •  The quote is from the ALEC resolution ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... my bad for not making that more clear in the text of the diary ...

      •  Ah. Well, (1+ / 0-)
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        the tenth amendment does nothing but put into writing what was generally assumed at the time, so one could argue it does nothing at all.  So it makes any statement that begins "The tenth amendment doesn't ____" true by default, because it doesn't do anything.

        OTOH, it's not entirely wrong to say that the tenth puts limits on the federal government, but only those implicitly already in place.

        I want to limit the power of government. Specifically, I want to limit the power of government to create artificial superpeople and give them the same rights as human beings.

        by happymisanthropy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 10:50:55 PM PST

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