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Please, read my post again. Even better, take a few minutes and read the Bill of Rights and tell me how it is not obvious that the intention was to support individual rights over those of the federal government.

It was just explained to you in great detail. Let give you another example.

The excise tax you are so fond of was used this way by the freedom loving Founding Fathers.

Everyone learned how Alexander Hamilton assumed the state's debts from the Revolution. He did this because all his wealthy buddies held the debt. But his wealthy buddies were the only ones who had the money to pay the debt and that was a big problem.

At the time, frontier farmers could raise plenty of corn, as thy had stolen the good land from the Native Americans. But all the markets were on the seaboard an they had no way to get it there before it spoiled. But if you distilled it into alcohol, you could transport at your convenience. So Hamilton taxed the production of whiskey, at least the small farmer's production. The big distilleries, like Washington's rye distillery were exempt. It was a regressive tax.
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