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Apr 24, 2009

Federailsm Amendment By Threatening a Constitutional Convention | Axis of Right

Federailsm Amendment By Threatening a Constitutional Convention Axis of Right

Randy Barnett, a Constitutional Law Professor at Georgetown, had an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that proposed a Federalism amendment to the Constitution, which would, among other things, repeal the 16th amendment (providing for the income tax) and require congress to preform only such functions that are enumerated in the Constitution. Understanding that such an amendment would not pass in the halls of Congress, he proposes a method by which the states could pressure congress into proposing this amendment.
Barnett points out that the states have the power ...more

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