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  •  Correct - states are plenary, they have (7+ / 0-)

    the power to do anything not forbidden them by their own Constitutions, or the Federal Constitution.

    The Federal government is not plenary - its only powers are those enumerated by the Federal Constitution.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:21:35 PM PDT

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    •  And those powers are incredibly broaded (0+ / 0-)

      however enumerated. The 10th is really a silly amendment.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:37:02 PM PDT

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