Pandering to the Ignorant

Republican legislators in Oklahoma are pandering to the ignorant base with this blatant attempt to misinform. From the Daily Oklahoman is this piece.

Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City

said many federal laws violate the 10th Amendment, which says powers not delegated to the U.S. government “are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Ignoring the facts and the U.S. constitution is nothing new for the Republican’ts.  The framers of the Constitution inserted the one clause that allowed the United States to become a world power.  It is commonly referred to as the Commerce Clause, and I turn to Wiki

(Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3). The clause states that Congress has the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the states, and with the Indian tribes.

The Commerce Clause trumps the 10th Amendment and the concept of States Rights.  Without the Commerce Clause, the US would be nothing more than a confederation of states, each state being its own little kingdom.  We’d be very similar to Afghanistan with warlords a governor ruling each province state and the government in Washington being weak.  Actually, we would not have survived the Civil War (1861 – 1865).

So, Rep Key, pander to the base, pander to the ignorant, pander to boss Limbaugh, but your resolution is meaningless in the grander scheme of things.

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