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RE: Problems with Articles of Confederation:

Posted on: February 11, 2019 at 15:54:15 CT
ummmm MU
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-No centralized currency, each state had its own.

The Constitution didn't establish a centralized currency. It also did not outlaw state currency, unless it was not redeemable in gold or silver. So, not much changed here.

Also, centralized govt currency is the number one economic problem hampering the US (and the world today). So, nothing to cheer really.

-Federal Government could not settle debts from the Revolution.

You mean to say, the govt was unable to steal money from people to pay off the debt incurred by continental govt during the war. So, the Constitution was good because it paid off rich war profiteers... is that good?

-States individually negotiated foreign policy.

No problem with that. There were no major international conflicts during this time. Peace is good.

-The amendment process was nearly impossible with 100% of states required to approve changes.

So, only the imperative things would become centralized law. Sounds like a good thing.

-The federal government had no means to stifle internal rebellion or violence.

Not their job to stifle local violence; still isn't their job today under the Constitution today.

As for internal rebellion, you mean like the process that led to the Constitution? Otherwise, what historical concerns where there?

-Congress could pass laws, but no way to enforce laws.

Oh no!!! Can you imagine a world today where the federal govt couldn't enforce the prohibition of marijuana for example??

-No population-based representation.

It was a near powerless govt, so who cares?

-Resulting tariff wars between states.

One of the few decent upgrades with the Constitution was the original purpose of the Commerce Clause which was intended to prohibit interstate tariffs. Of course, this clause has been interpreted to do the exact opposite of its original intention, and is found as the basis for all sorts of trade restrictions.
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Problems with Articles of Confederation: - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 15:42:07
     RE: Problems with Articles of Confederation: - ummmm MU - 2/11 15:54:15
          I don't have time to respond to all of this. - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 16:31:46
               Save your time. You're not going to teach me anything - ummmm MU - 2/11 16:52:11
                    Certainly not trying to teach by any means - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 17:14:18
                         What’s the point of a discussion - pickle MU - 2/11 17:54:12
                    dayummmm (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 16:59:01
          Your view is so limited it would not - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 16:21:06
               I just provided quite a bit of information there, though. (nm) - ummmm MU - 2/11 16:26:47
                    Yes, and SO much wrong. - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 16:32:58
                         RE: Yes, and SO much wrong. - ummmm MU - 2/11 16:47:24
                              Conflict between American and English forces started - GA Tiger MU - 2/11 18:35:06
                                   That’s not what he meant. It went over your head - pickle MU - 2/11 18:40:12
               lol GAT (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 16:23:30
     Those are only problems - El-ahrairah BAMA - 2/11 15:44:43
          I view the USA as a singular country, yes. - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 15:46:08
               As someone talking up the benefits of the Constitution - ummmm MU - 2/11 15:58:45
               Your view is incorrect - pickle MU - 2/11 15:53:15
               You do now. You likely would not have prior to 1787-89(nm) - TigerMatt STL - 2/11 15:48:46
                    I disagree. When the colonies declared their independence - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 15:51:33
                         you have seen the DOI, haven’t you??? (nm) - pickle MU - 2/11 16:23:06
                              Of course. (nm) - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 16:30:48
                                   You aren’t acting like it - pickle MU - 2/11 16:33:26
                                        RE: You aren’t acting like it - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 17:13:45
                                             Did you happen to pay attention to the signatories? - pickle MU - 2/11 18:00:02
                         That is incorrect - pickle MU - 2/11 15:53:48
                              Not as countries. (nm) - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 16:30:33
                                   I suggest you look at and read the DOI - pickle MU - 2/11 16:32:34
                                        "Free and Independent States" said multiple times. - TigerMatt STL - 2/11 17:44:22
                         then why did they put an s at the end? (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 15:53:28
                              The word state in the sense of United States is akin - MrBlueSky MU - 2/11 16:32:25
                                   Again you’re incorrect (nm) - pickle MU - 2/11 17:55:54
                    let's ask GAT (nm) - SwampTiger MU - 2/11 15:50:02

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