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Originally posted by hinky
reply to post by Wayne60
Great posting on the preamble.
I was going to mention the power vested under congress by the Contitution:
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
With the final point being that State's can not make nuclear weapons illegal because the State's right's consist only from this:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Common defense, including nuclear weapons, is under the Constitution, not a State's right's issue.