Additionally, in the language of the day, the term regulate meant "to make regular" or to "cause to function properly". (They would use the term "a well regulated clock" for instance.) So do you really think that if congress were granted the power to make commerce regular among the states that this power would extend to banning the commerce among the states? The reason the power was delegated to the union was to prevent states from erecting trade barriers against each other, thus the need for the federal government to keep trade regular and prevent such trade barriers.
However, even if, for the moment, we put aside what actual power congress has regarding commerce going from one state into another, I don't see any language that gives them the ability to deem any good illegal for sale within the borders of any particular state. That would be a power specifically reserved to the states and a violation of state sovereignty.
All of the thousands of people who shouldn't be in prison because of these stupid ****ing laws, and Scalia's concern is that these stupid ****ing laws reduced the elite quality of the Federal courts?
Hey, Scalia: Boo ****ing hoo. Eat a pouch of freeze-dried syphilis-riddled penis.
I'm a little more concerned with the thousands upon thousands of lives whose quality has been "reduced." You ****ing ego-centric small-minded short-sighted douchebag.
Anybody whose concern is the harm done to the U.S. government or to the court system is missing the goddamned point.
Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 10-15-11 at 05:36 PM.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Maybe, if the feds would butt out and take care of their own business, maybe concentrate on balancing the budget, putting a satisfactory end to the wars, secure the borders, you know, the things that they should be doing, we wouldn't have absurd actions like this one:
A couple of locals are facing possible life sentences for operating medical marijuana dispensaries, and have already had their assets seized despite the fifth Amendment.SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Federal prosecutors in California are ordering dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries to shut down in 45 days and warning their owners and landlords they face criminal charges or seizure of their assets if they do not comply.
The state's four U.S. attorneys announced at a Sacramento news conference Friday that they have stepped up efforts to curtail both marijuana cultivation and retail sales of pot conducted under the cover of California's 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
Life sentences! You can kill someone and get off with a lighter sentence. Talk about an abuse of power!
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I'd be fine if drugs laws were a state by state thing.
I may be wrong.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.