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chimera

join:2009-06-09
Washington, DC
reply to pnh102

Re: hmmm.....

Unfortunately they are becoming more and more correct about this too given the increasingly global nature of our economy and the size of major corporations.

thevorpal1

join:2007-11-16
Alexandria, VA
said by chimera:

Unfortunately they are becoming more and more correct about this too given the increasingly global nature of our economy and the size of major corporations.
Oh it has nothing to do about the global nature of the economy.

A stacked court decision in the 1930s lead to this when the Federal Government decided that the Federal Government could classify something as Interstate Commerce simply by placing any regulation on the object.

IE: according to the ruling, it is interstate commerce if the Legistlature decides to regulate any product in almost any way.

The logic was used in the following manner as well:

The federal government bans something (anything) your use of that product, even if produced by yourself and consumed by yourself results in market pressure in the BLACK market which crosses state lines.

The commerce clause is the most abused aspect of our entire government.