Unconstitutional on its Face

Considering all of the legal ambiguity over national healthcare, not only is such a legal challenge necessary, it was fully expected by even Congress’s most ardent supporters of national healthcare because they knew they were wading into unchartered constitutional waters from the moment they pressed the yes button. Congress may be able to tax and…

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More Commerce Clause Clownery

Several months ago, I wrote a blog post titled, “Commerce Clause Gives Federal Government the Power to do Everything.” Whenever politicians are questioned about their totalitarian actions and asked what gives them the power to commence such actions, they have one standard response: the interstate commerce clause. This is the established response of politicians and…

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Down with the DOE!

There are no teachers in the Federal Department of Education. This bureaucracy only takes resources from the education process. In Oregon, as a state we spend $9257/year per student on education. In addition, the Federal Govt. taxes the citizens of Oregon $1500/year, per student, of which it returns $1000 in the form of block grants.…

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Tenth Amendment vs Healthcare

While attending a recent “Town Hall” meeting with my congressional representative I was offered the opportunity to ask the following question: Where in the Constitution does it authorize the federal government to regulate HEALTHCARE? The answer that I received, which is also the correct one…IT DOES NOT. Perhaps if people nationwide would ask their respective…

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Selective Reading Of The Constitution

One favored method of dismissing the sovereignty of state governments is to quote the Supremacy Clause, saying that since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land that state laws are necessarily subordinate to federal law. The only problem with this reading is that they fail to read the entire Supremacy Clause. To remedy…

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Public Education and the 10th Amendment

A local (really good) blog, Holly on the Hill, ran a piece two days ago about Utah’s 10th Amendment rights.  Among the replies were some progressive thinkers not entirely enthusiastic about the efforts under way to restore Utah sovereignty (shock).  One, who goes by initials JBT, asked the following; I am asking the conservative readers of this…

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