On 03/20/2017 01:14 PM, Disaster Master wrote:
On 3/20/2017, 1:03:17 PM, Caver1 <caver1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Where does it state that the gov't can/can't establish a
Corps of Engineers?
More nonsense. Where did I say anything about this?
You regularly state that if it ain't in the Constitution
then it is an illegal power/law
It states that the federal gov't shall have dominion over
The Corps of Engineers was created to help in this but
nowhere in the Constitution does it state that the gov't can
create the Corps of Engineers.
No, but the law Congress passed creating said agency was in pursuance of
their delegated power.
So were tax laws.
Which is precisely what I said was necessary.
The Constitution doesn't cover everything that might/not
Obviously. It is first and foremost what provides the framework for our
government - a Constitutional Republic.
It (mostly in the Amendments) is also a powerful list of things the
government can NOT do with respect to violations of our Rights to Life,
Liberty and Property (they should have left it like that instead of
changing it to the more esoteric 'pursuit of happiness' nonsense).
It did give leeway to cover those happenings by the
amendment process and by giving the legislature the ability
to create laws.
Congress can enact laws in pursuance of their delegated powers, no
There are certain things-amendments that congress cannot do
on it's own
An amendment was necessary to outlaw alcohol at the federal level
because Congress was not delegated the power to outlaw alcohol in the
Constitution. This amendment then needed to be repealed before Alcohol
could be legalized (at the federal level) again.
Question for you to ponder... if that is true, why was an amendment not
needed to outlaw marijuana, cocaine, or other drugs?
Because the legislature gave the FDA the right to regulate
There was no law giving anyone the right, federally, to
Whether it is right or wrong is up to the legislature.
If the legislature can only create laws that
cover only what is specifically stated in the Constitution
then why have a legislature?
Because Article 1:8 is a general and broad delegation of powers. Like I
said, it is a framework.
The Constitution gives the gov't the right to collect income
tax but you roil against that as being illegal. No where in
the original Constitution does it say that the gov't can't.
Remember your arguement on this vain was started by you.
Congress' then enacts laws in pursuance of their delegated powers.
It is simple, really, but alas for you, does require a modicum of brain
power to comprehend.
Stating that you cannot chose for yourself what is a legal
law or an illegal law.
That was given to the legislature.
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