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      12-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #4006
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Originally Posted by JasonCSU View Post
Why shouldn't the federal government be involved in any infrastructure project? We wouldn't have a interstate highway system if everything were left up to the states. In my opinion, a cohesive infrastructure makes more sense than a fractured one.
Highway system? Perhaps - because that benefits 100% of the country. Intrastate infrastructure projects? Nope - that belongs to the states.

When you get right down to it, though, it is probably likely that the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 and the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 are unconstitutional as well. Of course, there really isn't much chance standing would ever be granted to fight it.

Remember - it doesn't make a difference if something "makes sense" to someone - it only matters if the constitution allows it. 'Make sense' is subjective. It's only a matter of time before someone determines that it makes sense to do something that absolutely violates your rights to see how bad this precedent is.

We are not subjects - we are independent states that have 'agreed' to work together as one country.
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