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  •  I have (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.

    •  Well, since we're mincing words, (0+ / 0-)

      if an instrument of government has a grant of power, it has a concomitant right to exercise that power.

      And when we read things like "Congress shall make no law respecting...", it is not a stretch to infer a right, even though the word "right" is not used explicitly.

      The issue, it seems to me, isn't that states have no rights under the 10th Amendment, but rather whether there are contrary or competing rights constraining unbridled exercise of states rights.

      A careful reading of the 14th Amendment does much to destroy the breadth of the states rights claimed by those who are running around with those 10th Amendment signs. I seems as though they hit the 10th and stopped reading.

      Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. -Herodotus

      by TerribleTom on Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 01:10:44 PM PDT

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