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Subject:  Re: Impact of Right Wing Echo Chamber Date:  12/19/2018  7:29 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  122993 of 129772

"Actually what has changed is practically everything, so far as government is concerned. At the beginning states were more like countries. You could barely travel from one to the next, given that horseback was the only mode of transportation. Citizens were far removed from the Federal government, which was formed mostly for the purpose of declaring independence, fomenting war, and insuring liberties once that war was concluded. And later managing foreign trade, printing money (although that took decades) and so on."


The Constitution gave the federal government only 7 areas of control over the country, including printing money, conducting treaties with foreign entities, the self defense of the country, taxation to conduct federal business (mainly on imports at the time) here is part of it



The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--

And
To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

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It goes on to talk about interstate commerce (no state taxation) and other stuff


https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei


Well, depending where you lived, you could easily get to 2 or 3 states lickety-split....


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