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"The united states in congress assembled shall never engage in war...nor coin money,nor regulate the value thereof, nor [spend] the sums and expenses necessary for the defense and welfare of the united states...nor borrow money on the credit of the united states...nor agree upon the number of vessels of war, to be built or purchased,or the number of land or sea forces to be raised, nor appoint a commander in chief of the army or navy, unless nine states [agree] to the same" according to this excerpt, what is congress not allowed to do without the consent out the consent of the states?

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    Congress can't wage war or raise money without the consent of nine states.

    I'm not sure of the origin of this quote -- but it's not in the U.S. Constitution.

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