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    Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Regarding the federal government.
    Both......every well written Constitution is.

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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    limiting, as it should be
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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Both.


    It empowers the People and limits the government.

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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Both.

    It empowers the federal government by essentially creating said government and by bestowing upon it specific powers it is able to do (Such as raising an army)

    It limits the federal government by enumerating the specific powers government has and denying them the ability to act outside of those enumerated powers. It also is limiting to the federal government when it comes to the bill of rights, as it limits how the government can use said enumerated powers as it relates to those things discussed in the amendments.

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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Regarding the federal government.
    Both. It empowers the government to do certain things and restricts the government from doing other things.
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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Regarding the federal government.
    the constitution sets up the federal government delegating them few powers, and places a restriction on the federal government with the bill of rights, which prevents them by constitutional law from creating any law, which would violate a right.

    Hamilton and Madison both stated the constitution by itself was a bill of rights...one was not needed,,because the constitution limited the federal government, and it did not give the federal government any powers concerning the individual life's of the people......and this is correct.

    none of the powers have any thing to do with the day to day personal lifes of the people, in other words they have to power to lay laws on the backs of the people.

    they also have no federal legislative authority over any property but federal property.....article 1 section 8 clause 17.....constitutional notes on at clause Sept 5 1787 confine this.

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    Re: Is the Constitution an empowering document or a limiting document?

    Both.

    It empowers the citizens and individuals while limiting what the government should be able to do. Not that it is currently working that way, but then, after 50 years of socialist liberals tugging at it, it is amazing it still exists.
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