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Old April 17, 2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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I believe the second has to do with the rights of the states to rebel.
That it includes individual rights is just a happy accident.

Most if not all the states were fine with state government oppressing their citizens. Shay's Revolution anyone?

It was the power elites in the individual states that felt threatened by federal power.
It's the same reason slaves were counted as fractional people.
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