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  •  They Really Prefer the Articles of Confederation (7+ / 0-)

    over the Constitution.

    That's where states were "sovereign" and had "rights." "Rights" appears nowhere in the Constitution and amendments in connection with states, and "sovereign" isn't in them at all.

    Some of the same founders who wrote the Articles of Confederation threw them out with the Constitution because they didn't work.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 04:25:43 PM PST

    •  Not quite accurate IMO (1+ / 0-)
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      Amendment X

      The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

      This is the limit on federal power, and it has been used to strike down federal laws that interfere with state government.

      It's not been interpreted nearly as broadly as the right-wingers would like, but it is there in the text.

      •  So many people don't understand that. eom. (0+ / 0-)

        It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not more gun control, it's people care.

        by JayFromPA on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:01:59 PM PST

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    •  I think they really prefer the days of the (4+ / 0-)

      "Wild West". No lawmen, except those who volunteered to do it and then run everything to suit themselves (listening to the History channel talk about Wyatt Earp and his brothers has some weird consequences).

      I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

      by woolibaar on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:28:15 PM PST

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