Welcome to the most abused clause.
Those hookers use stuff that is produced in other states, right? Part of their business is interstate, eh?
The actual business of hooking itself is not interstate. If a drug store buys stuff via interstate means, the transportation and the manufacture aspects are interstate and regulated, but what that drug store does locally is not subjected to interstate regulations because nothing is crossing state lines. This is not to say anything about the multi state chains, but the local stores.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I would only deviate in the sense that "breeders" who leech off the system or chronic child-abusers should be sterilized.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
You know Tessa, I'm going with earthworm on this one. Women don't own their bodies in the "Conservative" platform viewpoint. Examples:
1. Abortion - The Conservative Platform is strong in it's position on Pro-Life. It's not the Liberals trying to overturn Roe v Wade.
2. Prostitution - It is a Conservative stance that Prostitution is illegal. If the Liberals had their way, Prostitution would be legalized and regulated, though it will never become part of the Liberal Platform due to how many it would alienate from voting for them.
Now, in the Conservative camp if a woman owned her own body then they would have no position whatsoever on Abortion, in that it's totally up to the woman. In prostitution, where there is no "Forced Prostituion" only voluntary if a woman did own her body then she would be free to lease/rent/sell it off as she saw fit.
In addition, neither party condones one destroying their own body. Both Platforms, in their own sense, are against substance abuse, self-multilation beyond piercings & tattoos, suicide, driving without a seatbelt and in some instances even helmet laws. If we truly "owned" our bodies then we would be totally free to do with them whatever we wanted regardless of the consequences to ourselves. Drug consumption would not be illegal if we did own them.
So, does this mean the Declaration of Indepence's Preamble is a crock?
I would counter that while the Constitution itself may not cover it, the Declaration of Independence does. If an individual, such as a nymphomaniac, is most happy when persuing sex for pay then to interfere via passing a law making it illegal does in effect violate the Declaration of Independence that this country was founded on. Wouldn't it be strange to see the people rise up against the gov't just because they couldn't participate in prostitution?We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.