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The US Constitution - Here Is What It Says

By Thayer, Don

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Title: The US Constitution - Here Is What It Says  
Author: Thayer, Don
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Political Science, US Constitution
Collections: Politics, Authors Community, Law, Social Sciences, Political Sociology, Political Science, Literature, Most Popular Books in China, Government
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Publisher: XLibris
Member Page: Don Thayer


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There is no Constitutional provision for "original intent" or judicial interpretation. Although it was written over two hundred years ago using archaic terminology, there is no real ambiguity about the meaning of the text. This book emphasizes that text as written.

Emphasis on the actual text of the Constitution, versus "original intent" or judicial interpretation.

Article 1, Section 8: "Section 8 of Article 1 deserves some extra time and discussion. Each clause delegates a specific power to the federal government. The first clause begins with “The Congress shall have Power To,” and each clause adds an additional power of Congress. These powers apply only the federal government, not the states." "The relevance of this section is in relation to the rest of the Constitution, as well as the Bill of Rights. The Tenth Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”. In other words, if the power is not specifically named as a United States power, it is reserved for the individual states or the people."

Table of Contents
Part 1 - The Bill of Rights Part 2 - The Constitution Part 3 - The Amendments Part 4 - Images, Quotes, And Original Ttext


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