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Comment 153 by privatize education :

so tax and spend on anything as long as powerful people claim that it's good for the general welfare? the mere fact that the same people created the ninth and tenth amendment means that they weren't meant to be completely useless. "9.The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. 10.The powers not delegated to the United States by this constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, respectively, or to the people" your interpretation gives unrestricted power to the government and it makes no sense.

Look, I'm not here to educate you in US constitutional law. You can take private classes in that.

There is a century of case law about the Tax and Spend clause, and it is patently obvious from the fact that there are occasionally cases about something else that this is not an "unlimited power" to Congress. Or as you call it, "government". You are not going to overturn it by writing on the internet without a Shift key.

Now, Congress has the power not to legislate for public schools. So argue why it shouldn't, not that it can't.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:25:56 UTC | #930957