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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 02:18 PM
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24. Statutes can not invade the constitutional structure, they can EXPAND not contract peoples' rights
Edited on Thu Dec-04-08 02:22 PM by Land Shark
The objections in 2004 went to the true will of the Ohio people, a completely different matter, as the OP points out, from this kind of challenge that does not dispute who the majority selected.

Granted congress has attempted to expand its powers beyond that of the constitution. The constitution operates to frame and limit the powers of government in its official capacity, so that the government remains a servant of the people, and the people do not become servants/slaves of the government. The way you read the statutes ignores the basic structure of our system, which is why I'm pointing to a tectonic power shift in an upward, top/down fashion as what's going on both generally these days, (bailout, etc) as well as specifically in this context.
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