Comment: Article 1, Section 8

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Article 1, Section 8

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The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States

You're right, I wasn't aware of that clause. Actually this does seem to me to be a delegated power. This is another reason why the Constitution needs to be repudiated. farmer is correct. Only 39 people signed it, so it's a contract between them and the government. But they're dead now.