A challenge for big-government conservatives: find a constitutional justification (rationalization) for the federal “war on drugs” that doesn’t also allow it to outlaw growing your own food in your own back-yard garden or to regulate the temperature of your living room.

A challenge for big-government liberals: find a constitutional justification (rationalization) for a federal takeover of healthcare that doesn’t also allow the federal government to outlaw abortion.

As Andy Quesnelle wrote,

Understand this – if you empower the federal government to invade “economic liberty,” you have empowered it to go after “personal liberty” as well.   If you give the government the keys to your bedroom, you have also given it the PIN for your bank account….  If your goal is to use the federal government to accomplish your policy prerogatives, then you have no complaint when I use it to accomplish my policy prerogatives.

Who’s up to the challenge?

Steve Palmer

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