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Response to Huin (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:36 AM

37. Nothing in the 10th Amendment give States power to control the federal government

But nothing in the 10th Amendment says a State can prohibit a federal shutdown. The Tenth says the States have their own autonomous powers that do not conflict with federal Constitutional powers. It is not designed to give states control over the federal government, it is there to prevent overreaching by the Federal Government.

There's a big difference between a power and a mandate. Congress has the power to tax and spend. If they do not exercise that power wisely, then the Constitutional remedy is to not re-elect them. I see no reasonable federalism argument here without contorting the Constitution.

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