Is there anything you can't do under the Commerce Clause?

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    Since the all-encompassing "Commerce Clause" apparently gives Dems the power to take over health care, can it be used to nationalize all industries and establish a Fascist dictatorship if done under the guise of regulating interstate commerce?
     
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    Apparently establishing gun-free school zones at the federal level is a no-no.
     
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    Its such a giant grey area that I think the party in power thinks they can do whatever they want and say its in the Constitution. Hence this healthcare clusterfuck. Who knows what else they will try to do???
     
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    How about "Helping Glen Beck gain some sanity?""

    Well, does it make the list??
     
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    I'm pretty sure this is where most regulation stems from.

    When something is as vague as the commerce or general welfare clause, it would certainly seem to me that erring on the side of minimalism is better than just assuming it gives carte blanche to do whatever the fuck you want.
     
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    I agree. Unfortunately the Clowns iin Congress are shooting for the carte blanche.
     
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    The Supreme Court has pretty much interpreted it that way.
     
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    I tend to think if the founders intended for these two clauses to mean "give the people whatever they want, and congress the power to DO whatever they want, with no regard for the tax or moral ramifications" they would have simply worded it more concisely and left out the apparent crypticness.
     
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    Excuse me, you're use of French is un-American, I suppose someone like you still calls American fires French fries. Didn't you get the message from your leader? No card carrying jingo would ever speak/write in French, do you want to be kicked out of the party? Glen Beck will boot you, for sure!
     

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