"Had the states been despoiled of their sovereignty by the generality of the preamble, and had the Federal Government been endowed with whatever they should judge to be instrumental towards the union, justice, tranquility, common defence, general welfare, and the preservation of liberty, nothing could have been more frivolous than an enumeration of powers."
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January 23, 1799
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It is not an enumeration of powers that would change anything anyway. Our government members lost the ball when they took their eye off the main goal of their efforts which was protecting the natural born rights of every individual. This is why there is no enumeration of government powers, they are well enumerated if they operated by the oath they swore to uphold.
 -- Anon     
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    An enumeration of duties and limitations would have been more accurate; but other than that, wow - a concept long abandon and now fought against.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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