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Also seems to violate the spirit of the "commerce clause". If sales tax laid on businesses in other states, how is this different than a tariff?
7 months ago on On the internet tax – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
LOL, What happened to CATO? They used to be so solid...
7 months, 1 week ago on A Libertarian Case for the Department of Education
Thank you Linda for writing this, Just an update, the Judiciary cmte is hearing this bill, as well as the drone limits (warrant requirements) both on April2 at 1300. Any Oregon residents who can make it are encouraged to attend, to let the legislature know there is support for ending the devastating war on drugs in the state of Oregon!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Oregon Bill Introduced to Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Marijuana and Hemp Laws – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
Not to throw water on the idea of an amendment. But what power would this amendment have over Congress who already ignore the Constitution. What reason is there to expect that they would obey a slightly longer Constitution? As long as there is no competing power trying to limit the Feds, they will continue to expand in spite of any checks and balances, or seperation of powers, or even a longer Constitution. The Tenth Amendment already is in effect, and is a stronger statement of limits upon the feds than any that could reasonably be expected to come from a Constitutional Convention.
The fact that we need to keep in mind, is that parchment can never limit people. Government size must be checked by a competing power. That power is the state governments.
1 year, 4 months ago on Maybe Now they will Listen
I'd like to give it a shot Michael, but I don't have a headset, and I haven't spent much time with Skype. I could come up to speed quickly though
1 year, 6 months ago on Temporary Position: Membership Phone Outreach
If the Constitution already gives Congress the authority to outlaw substances, what was the purpose of the prohibition amendment? this would seem to challenge the argument that it is legal to ban certain items or substances from being possessed. Let alone that the word "commerce" was not the all encompassing subject that would include possession of certain substances then there is Federalist 41 where Madisons arguments as to the real purpose does not hint in any way at the broadness that Rob seems to imply.
1 year, 11 months ago on To “regulate” Commerce means more than to “make it regular”
The enumeration of certain rights (such as the right of habeas corpus, or a speedy trial among many) that are guaranteed in the Constitution, and bill of rights, would deny others by a common rule of interperetation referred to frequently in the Federalist as an affirmative in one instance means a negative in all others not listed (simply put the enumeration of some rights without the ninth amendment could automatically be construed to mean the ones listed are the only rights protected). As referred to in the article, the founders really viewed rights and powers as 2 sides of the same coin, thus the limitation of contruction of limits to rights, limits the broadness of the powers enumerated to the Feds.
2 years ago on The Lost Original Meaning of the Ninth Amendment