If I thought hard enough, I'm sure I could come up with a few ares in which the federal government has claimed power, that it isn't explicitly delegated in the Constitution, and which I would agree that it ought to have. In those very few cases, the Constitution ought to be Amended in order to delegate those powers to the federal government.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
In fact, other than 2-5, I'd like to see the Fed butt out of everything else I can think of. If the federal government can do it, why can't a state do it?
I think it's important to note, though, that in the "Civil Rights" category, at a Federal level most laws ought to be restrictive in nature instead of permissive. Meaning, the Federal Government should be able to set a minimum standard for how people are treated, but not necessarily mandate what States would have to allow.
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
Also, prostitution in Rhode Island was legal until 2009, when the state legislature criminalized it. Previously, RI had criminalized many things relating to prostitution - brothels, solicitation, and the like - but not prostitution itself.
So the federal has, indeed, butted out of the sale of sexual services, but the state and local governments have not.
However, there is no federal protection to the freedom of sexual services, which is why state and local governments can regulate or criminalize it.
Likewise, there is no constitutional protection to the freedom of sexual services, so the federal government could, if they wanted to, criminalize prostitution nationwide as per the Commerce Clause if they chose to. They just haven't yet.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
We have had several hundred years to study this...as have the Asian and European nations.
What say they ??
Myself, I do not think many of the states are up to this human responsibility..
and I do not think the women should be bothered and persecuted, but the pimps should all rot in jail...
How I raise my child.
What I do on my own private property, as long as it harm none.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."