Further Proof that Commerce Clause Meant to Break Down Trade Barriers Between States

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ihopehefails, Jan 25, 2010.

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    I was reading some of madison's federalist papers and he was saying that they were going to remove the ability for states to charge tariffs going between states and indian tribes but realized that, since states can regulate commerce, they might place additional trade barriers in place so they gave that power to the federal government in order to remove any trade barrier in place. What they were really doing was giving the federal government the same power that each state has over the ability to legally allow goods and services to cross state lines. Any law created by a state that forbid Pennsylvania apples from entering into their territory could be abolished by federal legislation through the commerce clause itself. Without this clause they could not remove such trade barriers and this was why they added the commerce clause into the constitution.

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