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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29   #133
Patchman
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Originally Posted by frizz View Post
There was a line is my undergrad business law textbook that I have never seen expressed elsewhere so clearly. I was something like this:

"The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to legislate pretty much anywhere they please."

If they can ban food grown for self-consumption, what limits are there? Yeah, they did this: Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942).
The commerce clause is how the Feds got their foot in the door regarding civil rights, which up to that time had been considered a state matter.
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