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May 28, 2004

Our linguini-spined state legislatures were not always so

This was (1) before the 17th Amendment; and (2) before the states became addicted to federal funding:

We may safely rely on the disposition of the State legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.

-- Alexander Hamilton

(Courtesy of The Federalist's "Founders Quote Daily")

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