The Commerce Clause and the All Powerful Congress

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  1. Skull Pilot
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    This video is an excellent discourse on the commerce clause.

    What say you?

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    I am thrilled that the individual insurance mandate is currently being exposed in the federal courts for the unconstitutional piece of shit that it is.

    There's a lot more where that came from.

    The "commerce clause" has been Congress' blank check for power for years, but every once in while (U.S. v. Lopez) they get a smack-down from the Supreme Court.

    The problem is that the American people -- not just Congress -- does not understand the foundational idea of the federal government: THAT ITS POWERS ARE LIMITED TO THOSE ENUMERATED IN THE CONSTITUTION.

    Where, exactly, does Congress have the power to create the Dept. of Education? Laws like "No Child Left Behind"? About 80 percent of the spending they do?

    They don't.
     
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    They are out of control..... this is becoming more like a soft dictatorship by the day.

    This has got to stop or we are finished as a soveriegn power.
     
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    See guys, it was explained to easily... Someone very soon will disagree with what seems blatantly obvious even to a child.
     
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    How anyone can make the leap from "regulate interstate commerce" to force you to buy something from a private company is Beyond me.

    As I have stated elsewhere if the Fed wins this argument, then the Fed has become an all powerful force. Who can force you to buy, or do, just about anything, in the name of Regulating interstate commerce.

    Whats next, Buy a Chevy Volt or pay a fine? Put Solar panels on your house or be fined?

    It would never end. It is far to open ended.

    This nation was built on the idea of limiting the Feds power. If the Health care mandate is legal then that Limitation is all but gone.
     
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    It's funny how everyone gets up in arms about the government messing with the Bill of Rights when the real threat to our liberty is the current interpretation of the commerce clause.
     
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    Exactly, I submit that Loose interpretation of the Constitution by Activists has become the single biggest threat to our Freedom we have ever faced.
     
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    Yes -- there are 19 thousand decisions by the Supreme Court about the 4th Amendment, and all of about 12 on limiting the commerce clause. Priorities, anyone?
     
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    and yet they still claim Precedent. lol
     
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    The problem is that people refuse to read and understand the constitution. I just got done reading swallow try and explain why the second amendment is a collective right and not an individual one and have heard NUMEROUS times about how Obama understands the constitution because he was a constitutional scholar or some other such drivel so Obama care can't be unconstitutional. What everyone seems to fail to understand is that the constitution is not that complicated. you do not need to be a scholar to understand what the forefathers were attempting to create or to understand the simple language that it is written in. Application within the broader laws built on the constitution and the nuances of the many situations it can apply to may need far more education but as far as understanding the basics, it is not that difficult. Most of the constitution is written in pretty simple language. It is sad that people in this country need to be told what the constitution says and stands for by others instead of taking the personal responsibility in understanding it.
     

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