Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another fight against federal usurpation of power

I am pleased that Utah's Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has joined litigation to stop federal control over the health care and health insurance sectors of the US economy.

Whatever problems that exist in these sectors of the economy are a direct result of unwarranted and unwise government obstruction and manipulation of free enterprise. As President Regan said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."

Congress and the President claim that they have authority to impose control over another 1/6th of the economy because the Constitution allows Congress to regulate interstate commerce. That claim manifests a profound and distorted misapplication and deliberate misunderstanding of the interstate commerce clause. The founders intended for the federal government to ensure that commerce between the states be unimpeded by tariffs and other restrictions -- not to impose total control over the economy or to control every aspect of our lives under the guise of regulating commerce!

I wholeheartedly support Utah's long-overdue fight against federal usurpation of power.

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