i DON'T GET IT WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM?
posted on 07/02/2003 5:20:56 PM PDT
I am coming from getting the federal government out of our lives and toward the Constitution. States can regulate marijuana, can regulate smoking, can define marriage, can (Constitutionally, but not according to the SC) ban abortions, can allow polygamy if they want. But the federal government as arbiter of these has absolutely no true Constitutional business in these matters.
First, I read the 10th Amendment, then I look in the Constitution for where the power to regulate the things I listed are enumerated. They are not. Therefore, the federal government unconstitutionally usurps power by entering the fray, and citizens voluntarily relinquish their rights by allowing it.
States can do it. If it is not enumerated in the Constitution, the federal government cannot. It's that simple.
And you don't need to shout.
posted on 07/02/2003 8:29:57 PM PDT
And, contrary to the speculations of some creeps on here, my ardent objection to federal regulation of polygamy does not make me a polygamist any more than my ardent objection to federal regulation of marijuana makes me a proponent of it, a smoker of it, or having some other hidden agenda.
posted on 07/02/2003 8:33:04 PM PDT
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