To: sheltonmac; tpaine
...but when it comes to our nation as a "republic," the founders deemed that the various states would comprise that republic.
The various States, each being a seperate republic, compromise a union, or confederacy if you will, of republics.
"The various States, each being a seperate republic, compromise a union, or confederacy if you will, of republics."
Exactly. - The key to the union being, -- the states agreement that the U.S. Constitution is to be the supreme 'law of the land', -- as it applies to our basic individual inalienable rights. [Art. VI]
Many here at FR think that states should have the power to 'regulate' behavior by majority vote, - by prohibitions on 'evil' objects or on repugnant acts.
-- This type of law violates any number of the constitutional safeguards of our BOR's.
As we see in CA, 'evil' guns are being regulated out of the hands of law abiding citizens, using this type of statist thinking.
posted on 02/04/2003 2:26:46 PM PST
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