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  •  Capitalism is mandated by Article 1 Section 8 (0+ / 0-)

    Under Powers of Congress.  And to some extent by Section 9 which follows, describing Limits of that power.

    Congress is given relatively little authority over regulating the economy by the constitution.

    Then you've also got the reserved powers clause, the 10th amendment:

    ...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

    That's where capitalism comes from.

    The only reason our economy is as regulated as it is today is because of widespread abuse of the Commerce Clause.

    We're pro-choice on everything! - Libertarian slogan

    by CA Libertarian on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 06:36:08 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, I don't see where this says we are (0+ / 0-)

      and always will be capitalist in our economic affairs.  It seems to me that the people can decide.

      The difference between the right word, and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bugs. M.Twain

      by patarico adamasso on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 07:00:05 PM PDT

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      •  Try making a more substantive argument (0+ / 0-)

        And tell me how broad government confiscation of private property is going to be constitutional.

        We're pro-choice on everything! - Libertarian slogan

        by CA Libertarian on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 07:10:24 PM PDT

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        •  I don't know. (0+ / 0-)

          How does the IRS do it?  And how come it's me and my kind and not the rich fucks who can afford it?

          The difference between the right word, and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bugs. M.Twain

          by patarico adamasso on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 09:35:21 PM PDT

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