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Verilli Not Administration's Worst Lawyer After All

Joe296 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 7:42 AM
All powers not delegated to the Federal Government BY THE STATES shall be reserved by the states and the people. The states hold supreme power in our Federal System. This concept has been totally lost because of the powers the Federal Government has gained over the years. The average person in this country feels that the government in Washington has supreme power over all matters.
Happy Jake Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 8:19 AM
And actually, the text of the Constitution reads: "The powers not delegated to the United States [that is: the Federal government] by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it [that is: the Constitution] to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Happy Jake Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 8:17 AM
And it does not help that our schools teach our children just such incorrect concepts (that all the power is in Washington, not Richmond, Annapolis, Harrisburg, Raleigh, Dover, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Juneau, Olympia, Sacramento, Carson City, Phoenix, Springfield, Indianapolis, Austin, Montgomery, Little Rock, Lincoln, etc.)
The reason tea partiers carried signs saying "Read the Constitution!" was that we were hoping people would read the Constitution.

Alas, we still have Rick Santorum saying Obamacare is the same as what he calls "Romneycare"; the otherwise brilliant Mickey Kaus sniffing that if states can mandate insurance purchases, then we're "not talking about some basic individual liberty to not purchase stuff" (no, just the nation's founding document, which protects "basic individual liberties" by putting constraints on Congress); and the former law professor, Barack Obama, alleging that a "good example" of judicial activism would be the Supreme Court (in his...