Pork is unconstitutional

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    If Congress would just follow the US Constitution, that they all sworn to uphold, there would be no pork.

    If the citizens of Nashville, Tennessee, and the Tennessee legislature, decided that Nashville needed a mass transit system, and the taxpayers of the city and state were willing to fund it, great, but the citizens of Iowa or New York should not have to fund it, because it would be a project for the benefit of the state, or city, not the citizens of the collective states that make up the United States, so it should be funded by the city and state it benefits, not the federal government.

    By the same token, the citizens of Tennessee, or Iowa, should not have to fund mass transit in New York.

    If we would just read the Federalist Papers, we would find out what the Framers of our Constitution intended.

    "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State." - James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 25, 1788 - considered the 'father of the Constitution'
     
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    I keep telling you guys and girls to quit reading that pesky US Constitution. It's an outdated document that none of our leaders follow anymore. Next thing you know, they will be taking it out of the textbooks for our school children. Our leaders do whatever they wish to do, Constitution or no Constitution.
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    They don't follow it and they aern't going to follow it anytime soon.
     
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    November 2010 can't come fast enough.
     
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    if the republicans dont regroup and get off this palin bullshit .....it will come and go just as fast as the 2008 elections
     
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    You have allot the learn about politics...McCain and his never win anything bunch need to get the hell out of the way.
     
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    That's some good advice... Wish they'd quit spanking the pony.
     
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    What does the constitution say about lobbyists?
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    And SPAM is a crime against nature.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Nonsense.

    You know, if this were the 18th century, I might be inclined to agree with that sentiment

    Nice pun.

    Or if we ACTUALLY HAD READ THEM, we'd KNOW that the framers were not of one mind on nearly any issue brought to their attention.

    An excellent approach if one happens to live in the 18th century.

    Sadly in this world, taking that approach to governance won't have such happy outcomes for the people of any state.
     

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