MichaelBoldin

MichaelBoldin

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115 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Blog - Fighting Against NDAA? · 0 replies · +5 points

Actually, the bill requires state noncompliance with the feds. Virginia is also considering a bill that does the same. And in TN, there's legislation that would require some state employees to actually confront the feds if they try to kidnap someone under the NDAA "law"

stay tuned - lots of action coming on this beast.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 0 replies · +2 points

Actually no. a Post road was a very specific type of road. Not ALL roads. For more detail on this specific issue, please reference pages 96-97 of the book, The Original Constitution.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 0 replies · +2 points

the TSA functions and exists NOTHING like armies that were authorized by the constitution. These are military forces - that were built to repel foreign invasions. Not even close.

Anyone wanting to understand this more? Start by recognizing that if - like any legal document - the words of the constitution mean today what they meant when ratified.....then one needs to understand the meaning of the words at that moment of ratification.

Armies - just look it up in an 18th century dictionary. Dictionary of the english language is a decent one - samuel johnson - available free on google books.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 0 replies · +3 points

yes, that IS the argument of tyrants. well done!

Give up your freedoms, ignore the constitution, OR - catastrophe will happen. That is the same argument that was given for unconstitutional corporate bailouts too.

Not nearly as many people are falling for this kind of crap anymore.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 3 replies · +3 points

An attempt at least! No doubt that commerce included navigation - and other carriage. But, this was in relation to commercial activity. The mere act of personal transportation is not commerce, but something that would be defined as merely affecting commerce. Not within federal jurisdiction on an original understanding. The purchase of the ticket, however, would most always qualify as interstate commerce.

To argue your point would empower the federal government to pat you down for merely walking across state lines. While you may personally prefer such a scenario, the constitutionality of it would be patently absurd.

The air force comment is elementary. Raise your standards, please.

As far as the rest of the question, I see it as a clear distraction. Policy Preferences should not affect the search for historical truth.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 6 replies · +3 points

easily? how is that? And can you make your easily-done argument fit with what the FOUNDERS had to say about the commerce clause - not just case law?

I can assure you in advance - no - is the answer to that question.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 0 replies · +2 points

Next time you post a link to a third party product or project - try to tie it in and show how your link is relevant to the article where you are posting the link. otherwise, very few people will think it worthwhile, and might even consider it spam.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - "Honestly, I don’t r... · 0 replies · +1 points

who is going to do the firing? seems like a pipe dream.

129 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center - How Congress Took Cont... · 0 replies · +1 points

And what would that exception be - in the constitution, that is? Could you point out what you are referring to, or are you just saying that you PERSONALLY have an exception to the rules of the constitution?

130 weeks ago @ Tenth Amendment Center... - Ron Paul’s 'Plan to ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think the argument goes that it matter less that the tax is FLAT and more that the spending is reduced significantly.