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To: ApesForEvolution; cougar_mccxxi; kevkrom

The former (powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, few and defined) will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will for the most part be connected.

I'm afraid that WW is focusing too much on one aspect without regard to the fact that the nation changes with time. That even Madison and the Anti-federalists recognised one unescapable fact about the Constitution as opposed to the federation of state under the Articles of Confederation.

For there is more to the national government than the administration of "external objects".

Federalist #45:

Federalist #39:

A point of which even the Anti-federalists concurred:


For by no means was the national government expected to restrict itself to "EXTERNAL" sources of revenue:

Federalist #30:

Federalist #35:

Federalist #34:

41 posted on 12/23/2004 8:13:17 AM PST by ancient_geezer (Don't reform it, Replace it!!)
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To: ancient_geezer

I love it when you do :)

Merry Christmas FRiend and a safe, blessed New Year...

42 posted on 12/23/2004 8:19:20 AM PST by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a death cult that must end. Save your time...)
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