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And How could you possibly argue that Lincoln did not break

federalism? Is there really any denying that the union no longer derived its power from the consent of the states after Lincoln forced them to remain under his administration's authority? Combine this with your, and Lincoln's, interpretation of article one section eight and you have a government unchallenged in their authority, whose legislative powers are limited only by their imagination and beliefs as to what the term "general welfare" really means.