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  •  I think your interpretation simply ignores (1+ / 0-)
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    pee dee fire ant

    state sovereignty.  The Republic that Madison and other founders envisioned, IMHO, was one in which the states retained most powers and a few powers were granted to the federal government.

    There was no concept of a strong central federal government.

    The discussion above about the "unrepresentative" nature of the Senate reflects this.  We have simply lost that state-centric view over the centuries.

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