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Eyes on the Ball, Folks: SCOTUS has Ruled Congress Can Make Us Buy Stuff

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Obviously this concept could have dangers with it, but it resonates with me because of my sense that we can’t keep going down the same path and hope for a course correction.  Leaving Congress to focus on thousands of minute regulations, with executive agencies doing basically whatever they want, and with the media picking over all the proposals and screaming bloody murder about some while hailing the Second Coming as regards others, isn’t working for us.  We need to get law and government, and our idea of law and government, back onto a more accountable footing.

No one will do this for us.  Those who take up the challenge will be called names and railed against, no matter how lawfully and peacefully we go about it.  We can expect the shrillest and most vituperative of opposition.  I have offered one suggestion, but I firmly believe that many heads produce wiser counsel, and I would very much like to hear other suggestions as well.  Working, initially, outside of the regime of politics – Democrats, Republicans, sentiment, cynicism, vote-getting and horse-trading – is essential if we are to have integrity in definitions and prescriptions.  The process must be about limiting government, and how to do it.  But ultimately, the point is to garner political support for an updated American affirmation of limits on government.

There are undoubtedly multiple ways to go about this.  But there is only one thing that will give us the time to embark on it, and that is defeating Obama at the polls in November.

Originally published at http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/06/30/eyes-on-the-ball-folks-scotus-has-ruled-congress-can-make-us-buy-stuff/

About the Author: J.E. Dyer is a retired US Naval intelligence officer who served around the world, afloat and ashore, from 1983 to 2004.


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One Response to “Eyes on the Ball, Folks: SCOTUS has Ruled Congress Can Make Us Buy Stuff”

  1. all of that magnificent language purportedly “erecting a wall” around the Commerce Clause is mere dicta – the equivalent of the “all the reasons I love you” before the “but” in the “Dear John” letter. Not a word of it has the slightest bit of precedential value. I would call it a sop to the Constitutionalists, but it hardly qualifies for even that

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