James Madison: “In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.”
Tag Archives | Regulation
State efforts to reclaim their jurisdiction are great. But in some respects, the states are still showing signs of apprehension of, and/or undue deference to, the federal government.
That two states have enacted Firearms Freedom Acts, eight states have introduced them, and 20 other states are poised to introduce their own is an “emerging consensus” that the federal judiciary probably won’t actively acknowledge, but that those in the black robes will be aware of and pay attention to.
Recently, the U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, responding to a reporter’s question of whether the Constitution gave Congress the authority to enact individual health insurance mandate, kept repeating, “Are you serious?”
In the following audio, Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute interviews University of Montana law professor Rob Natelson about the proper interpretation of the Necessary and Proper clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Prior to 1937, Congressâ€™s role in the regulation of commerce was quite simply defined as the â€œmovement of goodsâ€ between states, and put most production and manufacturing outside of the regulatory power of Congress. This definition has essentially been abandoned ever since the Supreme Court, in 1937, upheld an act allowing Congress to regulate many aspects of labor through the National Labor Relations Board.
by Greg Heller, The Holy Cause “Obama Moves to Let States Set Own Rules on Emissions” So says The Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama plans to call on the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to consider allowing states including California to regulate automobile greenhouse-gas emissions, said people familiar with the administration’s thinking. The move [...]
by Mark Thornton, Mises Economics Blog The financial panic that has engulfed the planet is considered by politicians, bureaucrats, journalists and mainstream economists to be a problem of regulation. I find myself in the uncomfortable position of having to agree with this gang of opinion makers, but it is not a problem of insufficient regulation, [...]
by Rep Ron Paul The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions.Â We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how [...]
Once again, politicians in Washington are working hard to raise the cost of health insurance for you and your family. But, of course, thatâ€™s not how they sell it to us. They make the claim that theyâ€™re working together across party lines to help millions of Americans afford health insurance. As the George Bush stated [...]
Once again, federal thugs from the Drug Enforcement Administration targeted marijuana growers in Northern California. According to a report from the Modesto Bee: Federal agents raided two south Modesto homes Wednesday, uncovering an indoor marijuana farm that may be linked to an Asian crime syndicate operating out of the Bay Area. Federal Drug Enforcement Administration [...]
- Tenther Radio Episode #99: Government Gone Wild
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