May 14, 2010


CVG sent me a link about the banning of raw milk.  Personally, I've never even given raw milk a thought, but I do care deeply about the Constitution.  And the umbrella of "interstate commerce" is really out of hand these days.

I love how all these little issues are cropping up to test the 10th Amendment lately, and they range from rightwing nutjob issues like the made-in-Montana guns to flaming lefty causes like medicinal marijuana or raw milk.

We're all being encroached on by the federal government, left and right.  Let the hippies drink their raw milk, for pete's sake.

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1 Discussions about the Commerce Clause & its interpretation by the Court always made me agitated in Con Law class.  Seeing it play out in real life is doubly annoying.  It is entirely too unwieldy in its span & should have been reeled in ages ago.

Posted by: Guard Wife at May 14, 2010 11:41 AM (evJH6)

2 I can't remember where I read/heard the statement, but in the last few days I remember someone saying (paraphrased), "The rationale for these laws is that if just ONE person is saved it is worth it.  I don't agree with that, because you can't save everyone."

I'm sure I paraphrased that terribly badly, but it's true.  We'll ban Happy Meals because it's worth it if just one kid isn't a fatass?  No, I'm sorry, it's NOT worth it.  It's not.  We have freedom, but we also have responsibility, and the government and the "Smart People" (I did love that post) are trying to make us back into irresponsible children. 


Posted by: airforcewife at May 14, 2010 04:22 PM (uE3SA)

3 From Walter Miller's great novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz:

"To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law—a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security."

Posted by: david foster at May 15, 2010 08:48 AM (Gis4X)

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