nothing prevents that because we don't have true republican government anymore, however citing it to you again..... first : from the father of the u.s. constitution.
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects[, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.
The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
life's of the American people, are not external!...they are internal, and power of the states
second: what powers of the congress, in article 1 section 8, have anything to do with the personal lifes of the people......i have asked this question already, and you will not answer it.
again.... you cited the founders believed in collectivism, and that the powers of congress can be involved in the life's of the people.......YET!....you provide no proof from the founders...........but INSTEAD turn to the courts......to give you cover, for your incorrect statements.