When battling the enormous monster that our federal government has become, Tea Party and liberty groups are always looking for the next way to push back the federal government.Â Some of these may work and others won’t.Â The latest idea to surface and being touted as a type of nullification is interstate compacts, found in Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution.
While it’s possible to form well defined limited interstate compacts with specific goals, interstate compacts can also be dangerous to liberty and we must answer several questions before jumping on the bandwagon of interstate compacts as a solution to federal tyranny.
ObamaCare is the primary reason that many tea parties want to form and interstate compact.Â It’s an admirable goal, but can it be done and are we jumping from the frying pan into the fire?
What Exactly Are We Trying to Stop and How Far Do You Want to Go Back to the Origin of the Problem?
The federal government’s control of health care and insurance goes back much further than ObamaCare.Â There were approximately 133,000 pages of regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regulating health care and health insurance prior to ObamaCare.ÂDetails