Constitutional ignorance on display

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    Ok, who wants to volunteer to explain to Ravi why her comment here is patently false and betrays an obvious ignorance about constitutionality vis-a-vis federal vs. state power limits?

    I just don't have the energy right now.
     
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    I'll try.. It's in the constitution of the United States that congress may levy taxes, and that those taxes are to be dispersed evenly. (which isn't done.)

    In the State of Florida it is unconstitutional to levy an income tax..


    Ravi lives in Fla.
     
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    We do have state constitutions as well as a federal one.
     
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    She's saying if it is NOT UNconstitutional at the state level, meaning if it IS constitutional at the state level, then it can not be unconstitutional at the federal level...
     
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    Need context. She may be right. You may be crazy. :D
     
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    but it just may be a lunatic she's looking for...
     
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    It was in the context of his comment that the health insurance mandate is constitutional on the state level and presumably UNconstitutional at the federal level...





     
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    That would be an incorrect statement. There are many things that are done at the state level that are unconstitutional at the federal level.
     
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    Depends. I presume this is referring to the health care act popularly known as Obamacare?

    Nobody knows if it's constitutional at the Federal level or not. It's a case of first impression. *shrug*

    My opinion is that it is, but probably shouldn't be. But you can take that and $5 and get yourself a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    At the State level? Same principles should apply. I didn't know mani was a Tenther. Strange people, those Tenthers. Taking away any and all liberty is still liberty as long as it's the States and not the Feds doing it. Bizarre reasoning.
     

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