Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Long Long Ago in a (Pre Earmarks) Country Far Far Away

"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use . . . . If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object . . . ."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 453.

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