article I section 8 of the constitution limits the power and authority of Congress to the 10 square mile that is Washington DC and to the properties purchased from the States for military bases, ports and buildings. So why do we have a Congress that thinks it has authority over the States?
Because article 1, section 8 makes no such limitation on the power and authority of Congress? Read the whole section. It''s a list of about 50 enumerated powers beginning with, ''The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; . . .'' and goes on from there with 17 more clauses of listed powers. In fact the very clause that you are basing your misinterpretation on ends with the words, ''dock-Yards and other needful Buildings; AND'' (emphisis on AND added). It is then followed by: ''To make all