Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 19, 2012, 8:02 p.m. EST by shield
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It is my understanding that the Constitution for the United States is to be taken as a whole document, such that where there is a contradiction between two or more clauses, no action can be taken based on any one of them. This would prevent the Federal government from making laws regarding pornography, drugs, healthcare, private property, speech and the press, access to information, internet censorship (or any other form), and related violations of individual rights.
Do you agree? Is there something that you see in the Constitution which would allow congress to lawfully pass legislation based only on clauses which support the power they wish to exercise to the exclusion of conflicting clauses?