GIThruster wrote:Also note that we here in the US understand that all powers not expressly given the federal authorities necessarily remain with the states, who are perfectly within their rights to create mandates if they wish. That power is not in the constitution, so it is really a violation of the constitution to grant it to the federal government.
Doesn't matter. Constitutional law has been out of vogue for quite some time now.
No kidding. As I understand it you don't even support it. You like Federal Drug Prohibition and yet you can't point to the Drug Prohibition Amendment.
Conservatives around 1900 were aghast at the idea that the Government could outlaw substances without changing the Constitution. The "liberals" got around that one by calling it a tax. Heh.
Strict Constitutionalist Timothy Leary got the "tax law" overturned by the Supreme Court. The Current fig leaf is "Commerce Clause". Hilarious.
We don't have a Conservative party these days. We have two wings of the Progressive Party (the originators of the Prohibition idea). Both parties have their favorite usurpations. Defcon-LULZ
The closest we come to a 1900s Conservative in National politics is Justice Clarence Thomas. The ironies multiply.