Last edited by Psychoclown; 06-30-10 at 03:46 PM.
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The government can "control what we eat" in a sense by limiting what businesses can offer us. For instance limiting salt, sugar, fat, and other harmful things that can be found in the foods we can buy.
However the government would never be able to tell people "you need to eat 3 fruits and 3 vegetables a day". There would be no way to enforce that and it would be impossible to pass. I'm not sure if it would even be constitutional... though I assume it wouldn't be.
The US Constitution grants the national government very limited powers and this is not one of them.
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Why are so many people, including Supreme Court Justices, SO STUPID?
It's so simple. Just ask two questions:
1. Is it specifically permitted in the Constitution? If it is omitted, it is NOT Constitutional.
2. Does it violate people's individual rights? If it does, it is NOT Constitutional.
About 90% of what the government does is unconstitutional. Ditto for state and local governments.
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
But the point of the court meeting and taking on cases is to determine if things *are* Constitutional or not . . . there is a very indepth and lengthy process behind that. It's NEVER A quick "yes, no" - when it comes to a law that's BEEN passed by Congress. . . it's always more complicated.
Judges MUST review, heavily, everything - an weigh out the implications of the law, the meanings their selected words have and so on - judgements and decisions are never quick-draw.
I think such questions to her (and anyone else) are mere "gotcha" - and I don't like them, really.
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