"The power of the state to impose restraints and burdens upon persons and property in conservation and promotion of the public health, good order, and prosperity is a power originally and always belonging to the states, not surrendered to them by the general government, nor directly restrained by the constitution of the United States, and essentially exclusive."
by:
Justice Melville Fuller
(1833-1910) Chief Justice of the United States (1888-1910)
Source:
Wilkerson V. Rahrer, 140 U.S. 545 (1891)
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This is a must read for the Obama administration
 -- W. Pope, San Antonio, TX     
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    Excellent. I like "conservation and promotion of the public health ... is a power originally and always belonging to the states, not surrendered to them by the general government" Washington is trying to grab more power, plain and simple.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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