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what does that mean, actual individuals, state legislatures with delegates were individuals and local where they know what the people around them need

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That wasn't very reassuring, "if it is constitutional", but who decides what is and isn't morally just and constitutional, what if they choose to use it to pass laws that take away our liberty's, what if they feel that is necessary and proper. These powers need to be enumerated and then decided if they are too much, that is far too much ill explicitly stated power.

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But how can a constitutional document be considered a fine addition to the declaration of independence when it is a philosophical document itself. If anything a bill of rights WOULD be a fine addition. Yes if far too much power ever fell into government hands it would mean very little, but isn't that supposed to be what your perfect new system fixes if it does what you claim. There needs to be a system in place to ensure that the rights listed would be taken seriously and be the guidelines for future constitutional and morally just topics based on the listed, it would act as a guideline explicitly stating what powers and rights are guaranteed to the states and people, as compared to the government so there will never be future confusion, debate, or manipulation of them unless necessary to make changes or additions.

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You Would say, oh yes i feel very reassured. You say that it wont be liberty demeaning but instead liberty protecting, but how can you possibly guarantee what your fellow and future representation and legislatures will choose to do, they will use this power to abuse the majority and assume even more power, and it will be in their power to do so because we told them it was. The articles keeps said powers away from the government and where it belongs, it just needs to be better regulated.

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(new taxing power) 309-10

":The legislative power is competent to lay taxes, duties, imposts, and excises;- there is no limitation to this power,... the net produce shall be for the benefit of the United States. The only mean therefore left, for any state to support its government and discharge its debts, is by direct taxation; and the United States have also power to lay and collect taxes, in any way they please." The government's unlimited taxation power was to strong for the states to tax as well, it will be impossible to fairly raise money on the people to support the states and therefore the government. This also means they can control the funding for our militias and limit it to nothing, this is a violation of our natural right "and the destruction of liberty."

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supremacy clause

The 6th article states "that this Constitution, and the laws of the United States, which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and the treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land: and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or law of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." This constitution states that there is no connection between the wishes of the people through state governments to the federal government, they(gov't) can go right through states to the people "to appoint officers, institute courts, declare offences, and annex penalties." Any law made by the national government after this requires that the courts in states will be bound to follow them even though it's within the states and not a national issue. The government doesn't just have control over national issues affecting the entire country when necessary but every day life in the states meaning that the government IS more powerful than the states in this new constitution after all. It's impossible to get power back after you give it up except through violence. The states will only have power as long as it goes with the wishes of the the federal government and doesn't go against what they want.

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