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Old 02-07-2011, 12:59 PM
stephanie stephanie is offline
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Default Re: Jim is completely wrong on Romney

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
I am wondering if you made a mistake when you said this, The argument that the mandate is not justified by the Commerce Clause merely means that it's not within the powers given to the states. Shouldn't that be not within the powers given to the the Congress ? Or if you look at the constitution as states giving power to the Federal government given by the states?
Yes, as I think was clear from the remainder of the post and the discussion, I wrote "states" when I meant "Congress."

I am not sure what you mean by your last sentence -- the Constitution is not power given by the states to the federal government. It's given by We the People.
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