10th Amendment

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source: ... At no other time has the need to understand the reasoning behind this Amendment been greater than today!
Jefferson wrote: “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people’ (10th Amendment). To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any definition.” In other words, Jefferson considered the Tenth Amendment to be the cornerstone of the Constitution and by extension, believed federalism (the division of power) to be the most important government feature in keeping the government restrained on behalf of the people.
... I suspect this limits even Congress' power to federalize our lives
How's that working out for US?

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  1. us constitution
  2. 10th amendment
  3. bill of rights
  4. item 18437
  5. civil disobedience

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Show me where Anarchy has worked


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seth 2015-06-19 10:03:31 18437

Well, i for one, am not in favor of granting willy-nilly more powers to the Federal government. 

That said, i am also not in favor of considering us bound to some inflexible interpretation of the words of the US constitution.  They were written a long time ago when those words meant different things and situations were much different.  Notice how much the words which make us laugh have changed ... what makes you think the words and consequences which guide our governance would not have changed just as much?
Yep, must not believe in the law either.  I guess, at least in your case, that the written word & probably the spoken word is mungeable. Maybe even MLK & the words "all men are created equal" can mean anything to anyone & anybody.
Good Luck with that.  On the next holiday, July 4th it will have lasted 239 years!  Given the record of other countries (Soviet Union, Red China, DRPK, Nazi Germany, ) that looks pretty good.


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AND, on the other hand there is what I have been calling a dynamic equilibrium of the domeains liberty, equality & fraternity within a economy which is almost totally free of government influence.
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seth 2015-06-19 14:24:32 18437
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Believing in the laws you want to follow or in laws which you may not want to follow but want others to follow is wishy-washy at best .


i doubt that people "want" to follow laws ... rather they follow them because they believe that if everybody follows them it will be a better world.  laws apply equally to everybody who meets the criteria.  nothing wishy-washy about it.
YOu will argue anything. The bolded means they want to , dude!


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seth 2015-06-19 12:32:11 18437
source: mark to seth

Yep, must not believe in the law either.

What is true is that i believe in the law.  But I don't believe in following rules which do not work for me and the people i care about.  I will break those where i can accept the consequences. 

I corrected your shit-assed lecturing.by deletion

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Believing in the laws you want to follow or in laws which you may not want to follow but want others to follow is wishy-washy at best .


Seth says
... 2015-06-19 14:18:30 18437
Believing in the laws you want to follow or in laws which you may not want to follow but want others to follow is wishy-washy at best .


i doubt that people "want" to follow laws ... rather they follow them because they believe that if everybody follows them it will be a better world.  laws apply equally to everybody who meets the criteria.  nothing wishy-washy about it.

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seth 2015-06-19 11:32:58 18437
... 2015-06-19 10:16:57 18437
Show me where Anarchy has worked


Well if you are into these generalities, don't put me in the Anarchy camp

... because in that vein, I'm more into, coining a new phrase here, "an organic conspiracy of what works".  Written rules enforced by actual consequences should have it's place in that process ... for structure is essential to sustain our lives, and there must be power behind it.  But that structure should still be flexible enough for us to be free to manifest unimaginable amazements just according to what we actually do

To me there is no paradox disclosed by my words.  If you think you notice one, could you please unambiguously articulate it?
Please reference 18433 for the word salad de-munger. PML

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seth 2015-06-19 14:33:36 18437
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seth 2015-06-19 14:24:32 18437
... 2015-06-19 14:18:30 18437
Believing in the laws you want to follow or in laws which you may not want to follow but want others to follow is wishy-washy at best .


i doubt that people "want" to follow laws ... rather they follow them because they believe that if everybody follows them it will be a better world.  laws apply equally to everybody who meets the criteria.  nothing wishy-washy about it.
YOu will argue anything. The bolded means they want to , dude!

so belief suddenly become the same as desire ? 

It is rational behavior to follow a law that works, not an emotional thing.   In fact it is just when one wants to do something that is against the law, but does not, that the law itself is functioning.
Look mungy-wungie - few people want to go to work but few are able to pay their bills & manage their lives without doing so.  They therefore want to go to work at the action level.  One could do a Ben Franklin +/- list or just quit haggling. The same goes for following laws with the minus side usually the penalties of getting caught weighing heavier than the positives of drug dealing or whatever.


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seth 2015-06-19 15:25:44 18437

source: mark

few people want to go to work but few are able to pay their bills & manage their lives without doing so.  They therefore want to go to work at the action level.
Well your first sentence is true .. i call that one of the dominant patterns

I can't figure out what "they want to go to work at the action level" means in any tangible sense of the words.  Seems to me that mungs action and emotion together in a way that is contra-factual.  When i do something, i just do it ... my wants about doing it are distinct other behaviors to the actual doing.  That is the way i find this happening ... but i respect that others, perhaps even you, might experience it quite differently. 

i suspect that you are saying:  part of your being wants to do it, and part of your being does not.  But still and all, you will either do it or not, the wanting, whichever one gets aligned, is quite distinct. 
SSDD .. argumentum ad infinitum. haggling.

Seth says

source: mark

few people want to go to work but few are able to pay their bills & manage their lives without doing so.  They therefore want to go to work at the action level.
Well your first sentence is true .. i call that one of the dominant patterns

I can't figure out what "they want to go to work at the action level" means in any tangible sense of the words.  Seems to me that mungs action and emotion together in a way that is contra-factual.  When i do something, i just do it ... my wants about doing it are distinct other behaviors from the actual doing.  That is the way i find this happening ... but i respect that others, perhaps even you, might experience it quite differently. 

i suspect that you are saying:  part of your being wants to do it, and part of your being does not.  But still and all, you will either do it or not, the wanting, whichever one gets aligned, is quite distinct. 

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