Contempton February 4th, 2011 at 8:11 am
Durbin actually comes out and says that the Commerce Clause gives the government the right to tell you to buy something…as long as it is really important. Here is what the Constitution says in the Commerce Clause.
“To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes” If a person choose not to purchase something…how can that be regulated since there is no commerce.
The arguments Durbin makes are debatable issues (I disagree, but that isn’t important). What matters here is the Constitutional issue and he just pitches out the Commerce Clause as support…and then talks about how necessary it is. The issue is the Constitution. And the Constitution does not support this period.
That’s contempt of the founders vision….but this is actually Contempt.
Constitutional Crisis? We certainly are on dangerous ground here. Interesting to see how this turns out.